31 January 2013

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami (video)


SWC Miami: American RS:X's on Biscayne Bay

Thursday Morning Update | MOCR: "Follow all the action in real-time from the 2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami." - Track the racing live starting on Thursday using Kattack. Check out today’s Kattack schedule. Participate in real-time racecourse blogging, get the latest results, engage in commentary and fan interaction with Cover it Live. Beginning Thursday night, video highlights will be produced and published by T2P.tv on the event website.

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - New challenges with Multihulls and 49FX
Sail World
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami has already set the stage for mixed multihull racing. As one of two new Olympic events in Rio 2016, the Nacra 17 is making its first appearance in the challenging waters of Key Biscayne this week. These doublehanded ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe live tracking

The Battle Continues On - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Three down with nine to go. So François Gabart (MACIF), Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire), François Gabart (MACIF) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) may have written the opening lines of the epilogue of the seventh Vendée Globe, but there remains nine pretenders to yet end the tale. Today, the plotline revolves around a tired, lonely, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) moored keel-less to a buoy for three days with too much time to think and not enough food or fuel. He is waiting for a weather window so that he can begin his 291 miles journey back to Les Sables d’Olonne. So near yet so far."

Vendee Globe - Wounded Golding to keep moving toward the finish
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, after the news released on 29 January at 22:30 GMT that Mike Golding, skipper of Gamesa, had problems with the keel pivot fairing, Golding has called in to his Southampton Team Headquarters with an update. 'The solution we have ...

Sail World

Downtime for Jean-Pierre - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "On today’s Vendée Globe LIVE JP confirmed that he had used his engine momentarily to help get Virbac-Paprec 3 on to the buoy. The rules do not allow the engine to be used whilst racing except in the case of danger. If the engine is used, the seals are broken, the skipper must report to the Jury who then make a decision based on the circumstances, mainly taking into account whether any gain has been made."

Local sailing club receives national honor
The News-Press
US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of Sailing in the United States, presented to the Caloosahatchee Marching and Chowder Society (CMCS) a national award of excellence. The 2012 award for Outstanding Organizational Support was ...

WC purchases 18 new FJs to upgrade sailing program
My Eastern Shore
CHESTERTOWN -- Washington College is about to acquire a new fleet of Flying Junior sailboats, the racing dinghy of choice for collegiate sailing. The FJs were ordered earlier this month through Laser Performance of Portsmouth, R.I., according to a news ...

Grenada Launches 2013 Sailing Circuit
Caribbean Journal
Also next week, Grenada launches its Grenada Sailing Festival Heritage Work Boat Regatta, which features boats used for fishing from all over the island taking part in Le Mans-style races. The South Grenada Regatta launches Feb. 21, including three ...

NFIR celebrating 60 years of spectacular sloop sailing
The Freeport News
Once again, in April of this year, the best in the grand tradition of Bahamian sloop sailing will converge in Elizabeth's Harbour, George Town, Exuma, for the 60th Annual National Family Island Regatta (NFIR). What began 60 years ago as a weekend of ...

Extreme Sailing Series – GAC Pindar sign Full Metal Jacket for circuit
Sail World
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 begins in Oman from 6th to 8th March. GAC Pindar has announced a new line up for their 2013 Extreme SailingSeries. Kiwi sailor Will Tiller and a talented youth match racing team of Full Metal Jacket will make their ESS ...

Sail World

RC44 Oman Cup - Perfect sailing conditions for fleet racing
Sail World
At the RC44 Oman Cup, Muscat produced some perfect sailing conditions for the start of fleet racing. The sea breeze clocked in at 12 noon and continued to build from nine to fifteen knots throughout the afternoon bringing with it a big rolling swell.

Sail World

Olympic Sailing Champion Dies at 85
R-Sport
MOSCOW, January 31 (R-Sport) - Olympic sailing champion Timir Pinegin has died at the age of 85, the Russian Sports Ministry said website Thursday. Pinegin won the first-ever gold medal in sailing for the Soviet Union in 1960, triumphing in the Star ...

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30 January 2013

Vendee Globe - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record (video)


Vendée Globe: Day 82 Highlights - Wednesday, January 29, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking 

Sailing - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record - Yahoo! Eurosport UK: "The Wales-born Hampshire racer was third in the Vendee Globe race, crossing the line at 7.25am local time in Les Sables d'Olonne in France in his 60-foot monohull yacht. Thomson, 38, was at sea for 80 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes and 43 seconds and won £64,000 with his placing on the 27,000-mile 'Marathon of the Seas'. It the first time he has completed the round-the-world voyage after two previous attempts."

Vendée Globe: Alex Thomson finishes third after racing to rival's aid
Observer
Alex Thomson did not quite make it around the world in 80 days, but he had the best possible reason for being late. The British yachtsman, who has finished third in the gruelling Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the earth, altered course in the ...

Observer

British sailor Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe race
The Guardian
The British yachtsman Alex Thomson has finished third in the world's toughest sailing challenge – the Vendee Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race. Thomson, 38, from Gosport, Hampshire, crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne in France in ...

Alex Thomson finishes third in gruelling Vendee Globe round the world race
The Independent
“This is my third Vendée Globe experience, three times I have left, but only once have I returned at the end and this way is great. The crowds in the harbour to welcome me back, suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” The elapsed time for his 28,022 ...

British yachtsman Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe round-the-world ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Before the start of the Vendee Globe in November he repeated time and again that his aim in 2012-13 was just to finish, which was a far cry from his assertions in the two previous races where the talk was all of winning. However, on two previous ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Thomson finishes third in Vendee
BBC News
Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe 2012-13. Alex Thomson has become only the third Briton to finish on the Vendee Globe podium after completing the round-the-world race in Les Sables d'Olonne. The Welsh-born Hampshire racer finished the ...

BBC News

Vendee Globe: Exclusive onboard footage with Alex Thomson
Telegraph.co.uk
After 80 days and 27,000 miles, British yachtsman Alex Thomson finishes third in the world's toughest sailing challenge - the Vendee Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race. The Telegraph's Life magazine was granted exclusive access to Thomson's ...

Britain's Thomson takes Vendee Globe third
Yahoo! Singapore News
Britain's Alex Thomson on Wednesday arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, to take third place in the Vendee Globe round-the-world yacht race. The 38-year-old skipper and his boat Hugo Boss crossed the line at 0725 GMT after completing the ...

Yahoo! Singapore News

Sailing - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Eight days have been knocked off the British record for sailing around the world single-handedly by Alex Thomson. Eurosport – 10 hours ago. Email 0. Recommend. 0. Tweet. Print. British skipper Alex Thomson celebrates on his monohull "Hugo Boss" after ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Third Time Lucky for Thomson's Vendee Globe Third
Afloat
#vendeeglobe – Alex Thomson crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 07 hours 25 minutes 43 seconds (GMT) after 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds at sea. He finishes 2 days 18 hours and 7 minutes behind François Gabart. His final race time is 80...

From RS:X And 470 To The Nacra 17
International Sailing Federation
Miami, USA. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is hosting the first regatta for the Nacra 17 mixed multihull and whilst most of the seven competing crews bring in multihull experience, Canada's Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke are newcomers to the discipline.

International Sailing Federation

Sailing: 19th Singapore Straits Regatta sets sail
Channel News Asia
Elite sailors from countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium and Great Britain will contest in seven action-packed races over four days, including their final passage back to Singapore on February 1. This year's edition also provides exposure to ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day One recap
BYM News (press release)
The 311 sailors representing 37 countries were greeted with spectacular, yet challenging conditions for the first of six days of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.Sailors from five racecourses on Biscayne Bay welcomed sunny skies with ...

EFG Bank Sailing Arabia kicks off on Feb 10
Khaleej Times
This year's edition of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour kicks off on Feb 10 at the Amwaj Marina in Manama with a strong lineup that includes a new team announced by organisers Oman Sail, Team BAE Systems skippered by Cédric Pouligny from France.

Sailing - Dempsey has Rio on the brain
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Dempsey has Rio on the brain. Olympic silver medal-winning windsurfer Nick Dempsey admits he already has Rio on the brain as he continues to stay in the hunt for a podium finish at the Miami SailingWorld Cup. Sportsbeat – 1 hour 52 minutes ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Nautilus Sailing named "Outstanding Sailing School for 2012"
PR Web (press release)
Nautilus Sailing was recently named, by the American Sailing Association (ASA), as one of their 2012 Oustanding Sailing schools. This award is given to those sailing schools that have the highest customer satisfaction results, based on anonymous ...

PR Web (press release)

SAILING: ALEX THOMSON HOME AND DRY
Express.co.uk
Golding, in 2005, and Dame Ellen MacArthur, four years earlier, are the only non-Frenchsailors to stand on the podium. This year's edition was won by Francois Gabart, who finished on Sunday. Thomson's achievement is made all the greater by the fact ...

Sailing: Casualties aplenty as sea turns on sailors
Northern Advocate
Screams of "man overboard" meant rescuing skills were kept sharp during the 11th Bay of Islands Sailing Week. After enjoying a calm build-up to the event, it didn't take long before the weekend's weather caused some spilt blood, tight results and ...

Katie Derham on perfect sailing spots - Telegraph
The presenter and journalist on the best places to set sail.
www.telegraph.co.uk/.../Katie-Derham-on-perfect-sailing-spot...

Sailing Programs - Communitysailing.org
CSC's sailing programs consist of full and half-day week long camps for everyone from first time boaters through adult courses.
communitysailing.org/sailing-programs/

Sailing in Marin: Belvedere's Pastalka among an elite group racing ...
Tommy Pastalka, 22, of Belvedere is a crew member of the recently formed American Youth Sailing Force team (AYSF), which has been selected by Oracle ...
www.marinij.com/.../sailing-marin-belvederes-pastalka-among...

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29 January 2013

Vendee Globe - Thomson sailing in tough conditions for 3rd place (video)


Day 81 Highlights by VendeeGlobeTV

Vendee Globe live tracking (Thomson in 3rd place)

Toughest 24 Hours For Thomson - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Alex Thomson onboard Hugo Boss is experiencing horrendous, calamitous conditions in the home strait of the race. Having never completed the race before Thomson will be tense. He told the English Vendée Globe Live that he was in horrible conditions of 35 knots of winds and a very confused unpleasant sea. He anticipated that the wind would build later to 35 to 45 knots and then drop off to 25 to 30 knots. It is the cruel nature of this race that in order to ensure the milder conditions in the Southern Ocean the fleet must depart and return to Les Sables d'Olonne at a time when the tempestuous Bay of Biscay is at it's worst. Parts of the continental shelf reach into the bay, creating fairly shallow waters in many parts and also the rough seas for which the region is reknowned. The Bay of Biscay is resident to some of the Atlantic Ocean's nastiest weather. Big storms hit the bay, especially during the winter months. Up until recently, it was not uncommon for merchant vessels to founder in Biscay storms. . . . "

Gabart wins the Vendee Globe | euronews, Sport
Sport - French skipper Francois Gabart held his nerve to win theVendee Globe in a record time ...
www.euronews.com/2013/01/.../gabart-wins-the-vendee-globe...

ISAF Sailing World Cup : A New Beginning for Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "The 311 sailors representing 37 countries were greeted with spectacular, yet challenging conditions for the first of six days of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Sailors on five racecourses on Biscayne Bay welcomed sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-70s and moderate to strong winds. . . . "

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Welcoming Sailors - YouTube: "The sailors, guests and officials were welcomed at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami"

Sailing - Dempsey soars ahead in Miami
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Dempsey soars ahead in Miami. London 2012 silver-medal winning windsurfer Nick Dempsey opened up his 2013 campaign by shooting to the top of the RS:X men's leaderboard at the Sailing World Cup in Miami. Sportsbeat – 10 hours ago. Email 0 ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailors shine on Day 1
Sail World
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami has already started the competition on Monday, completing all scheduled races in 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes under spectacular sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay. This regatta serves as the selection event for ...

Sail World

EFG Bank Sailing Arabia announces new team line-up
Oman Daily Observer
This year's edition of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia — The Tour kicks off on February 10 at the Amwaj marina in Manama with a strong lineup that includes a new team announced by organisers Oman Sail, Team BAE Systems, skippered by Cédric Pouligny from ...

Sponsorship smooths waters for golden pair
Stuff.co.nz
Sailing champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie now have a significant financial backer, a boat sponsor, cars and they have even left home to go flatting. But, best of all, they can plan a campaign for 2013 that doesn't involve cutting costs to the ...

Stuff.co.nz


SWC Miami: Josh Adams Update - Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing, gives an update on the team before the start of racing at ISAF Sailing Miami 2013.

Katie Derham on perfect sailing spots
Telegraph.co.uk
The sailing is tricky because there are sandbanks and it's very tidal but it's a good starting point for sailing the Channel and Tollesbury Marina itself is so sociable. It's mostly families in small boats. Everyone has a salty sea-dog tale of ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Sailing: Casualties aplenty as sea turns on sailors
Northern Advocate
Screams of "man overboard" meant rescuing skills were kept sharp during the 11th Bay of Islands Sailing Week. After enjoying a calm build-up to the event, it didn't take long before the weekend's weather caused some spilt blood, tight results and ...

Spotlight on a sailing in wake of London 2012
The Oxford Times
WHETHER you like to sail through life or go at it hell for leather, sailing could be the sport for you. That is the advice of Magdalen College School (MCS) pupil Joe Gough, captain of England's top youth team. And with his sailing club planning a £24 ...

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28 January 2013

Vendée Globe video highlights


Highlights video of the 80th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, January 28, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking (Thomson in 3rd place)

An historic finish in figures - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The warmth of the welcome and the passion for the Vendée Globe was immediately obvious to everyone who was in Les Sables d’Olonne to witness the historic finishes of winner François Gabart and second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and indeed to a huge global audience who used every different type of media to share the incredible experience."


Alex Thomson finishing Vendée Globe in cautious mode
The Independent
Foot off the pedal and doing everything to protect his third place over the last 500 miles, Alex Thomson was sounding happier as he added “I don't care where I finish (in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race) just as long as I finish.” Now nearly ...

The Independent

French sailor François Gabart wins the Vendee Globe in style
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h claimed second place just 3 hours 17minutes 12 seconds behind Gabart yesterday - marking the smallest gap between the winner and the second in the Vendée Globe history. While British sailor Alex Thomson is on course to ...

Vendee Globe Race - Golding tilts at fifth place
Sail World
Vendee Globe Race. The seemingly relentless climb up the Atlantic in the NE'ly tradewinds is a passage that Mike Golding knows well but that does not make it any easier or more enjoyable. There are no tactical, short term options available, this is ...

Sail World

Francois Gabart wins Vendee Globe in record time
7M SPORTS
After a journey of over 28,000 nautical miles, the finish of the 2013 Vendee Globe Race finally emerged into view off the coast of France - for one man at least - on Sunday. Francois Gabart on board Macif crossed the line off the coast of Les Sables-d ...

The solo sailing blog: Supporting fellow competitors
The Independent (blog)
He did not ask me to assist in any way but I felt that I could not just sailoff and leave him until I knew that he was confident and had confirmed his intentions. It was simple for me really, if he had a problem I would try and help him and once he ...

The Independent (blog)

Sailing in Marin: Belvedere's Pastalka among an elite group racing in America ...
Marin Independent-Journal
Marin county sailor Tommy Pastalka, 22, of Belvedere, looks out from the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013. Pastalka, a 2008 Redwood High graduate is a member of the American Force Youth Sailing team, was recently ...

Volvo Ocean Race to return to Auckland
TVNZ
Auckland has been confirmed to host a stopover for the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Government will invest $1.5 million on each of two stopovers to be held in 2015 and 2018. The announcement was made at a briefing on Auckland's ...

Tall ship Empire Sandy booked for Sailing Seaway Clayton
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Sailing Seaway Clayton, a St. Lawrence River festival sponsored by Caskinette's Lofink Ford, has announced that Canadian tall ship Empire Sandy has been added to the 2013 festivities. She is expected to help kick off the 2013 edition of the festival on ...

Tangent comes on strong late to win class
CapitalGazette.com
O'Malley, who is now with Evolution Sails, developed a new design plan that he said “dramatically improved the boat's upwind capability.” Taylor said O'Malley's growing feel for the boat has resulted in each set of sails has “been better than the last ...

C-Class Worls : Hydros - Two great champions join the Hydros team: Mischa ...
BYM News (press release)
Two internationally renowned sailors join the Hydros team ahead of the C-Class World Championships: Dutchmen Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij. Both have joined the team comprising Jérémie Lagarrigue and Billy Besson at La Grande-Motte, in the ...

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François Gabart wins the Vendée Globe - Video Replay of the finish


François Gabart wins the Vendée Globe - Replay of the finish - Streamed live on Jan 27, 2013
François Gabart (MACIF) was the first to cross the finishing line of the Vendée Globe at Les Sables d'Olonne, a world record breaking race, sailed at breakneck pace. The last 24 hours is no exception as François Gabart (MACIF) has put his foot down in south-westerly wind of 30 knots and has covered 450 miles in the last 24 hours, averaging 18.5 knots. (crosses finish line at 2:55:20)

Vendee Globe live tracking (Thomson in 3rd place)

Vendee Globe 2012-13: Francois Gabart breaks solo record
BBC Sport
French sailor Francois Gabart has won the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race in a record time. Gabart, 29, finished in 78 days, two hours, 16 minutes, beating the previous mark of 84 days and three hours set by countryman Michel Desjoyeaux ...

BBC Sport

France's Gabart Wins Vendee Globe Round-the-World-Race in Record
Bloomberg
France's Gabart Wins Vendee Globe Round-the-World-Race in Record. By Fabio Benedetti-Valentini - 2013-01-27T14:31:05Z. French yachtsman Francois Gabart won theVendee Globe solo round-the-world race after 78 days at sea, setting a world record.

Yachting: Gabart wins Vendee Globe race in record time
Channel News Asia
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France: Frenchman Francois Gabart won the seventhVendee Globe round-the-world race on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month epic journey which saw him set a new record for the course. Gabart, at 29 the youngest skipper in ...

Sailing-France's Gabart wins Vendee Globe round-the-world race
Reuters UK
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (Reuters) - Frenchman Francois Gabart became the youngest sailor to win the Vendee Globe, a solo round-the-world race, when he reached the finish in record time on Sunday. The 29-year-old Gabart needed 78 days, two ...

Vendee Globe Race - Gamesa still putting pressure on SynerCiel
Sail World
Vendee Globe Race - Gamesa still putting pressure on SynerCiel. 'Gamesa's skipper Mike Golding is still trailing SynerCiel's Jean Le Cam'Vendee Globe © Click Here to view large photo. Vendee Globe Race 2012-2013. Mike Golding is working hard, ...

Sail World

Gabart smashes Vendée record as Thomson heads for podium
The Independent
The Vendée Globe record for sailing solo round the world has been well and truly smashed by François Gabart, crossing the finishing line today to become the youngest ever winner in a time of 78 days, 2hrs 16mins 40secs. The first race in 1989-90 was ...

French sailor Francois Gabart wins Vendee Globe around-the-world yacht race ...
The Republic
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France — French sailor Francois Gabart has won theVendee Globe round-the-world race in record time, shaving six days off the previous record held by countryman Michel Desjoyeaux. The 29-year-old Gabart is the youngest...

Gabart wins Vendee Globe in record time
AFP
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France — Frenchman Francois Gabart won the seventhVendee Globe round-the-world race on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month epic journey which saw him set a new record for the course. Gabart, at 29 the youngest skipper in ...

2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami to Launch Monday
US SAILING (press release)
MIAMI, Fla. (January 27, 2013) – For the 24th time in ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami history, excellence in Olympic and Paralympic class racing will take place on the emerald waters of Biscayne Bay. This six-day regatta gets underway on Monday, with over ...

Hollingworth Lake Sailing Club secures £50000 from sporting legacy fund
Rochdale Online
Stuart Bithell, Silver medal winner in the 470 Mens sailing event at the London 2012 Olympics is a lifelong member of the Club and the Sailing Club has also trained a number of National and World Champions in other sailing classes in recent years.

Melges champion Northshore Marine turns sights to world domination
BYM News (press release)
It was less than a perfect performance on day four at the Festival of Sails for Northshore Marine's skipper Chris Links, who posted his worst result of the regatta in the final race, placing sixth in the mild conditions, an 8-10 knot sou'easter on ...

10th KFC International Regatta Perdana Langkawi, MALAYSIA
BYM News (press release)
Not least because of the ideal sailing conditions these past four days, athletes and spectators will be missing the time they spent in wonderful Langkawi. All this would not be possible without the extensive support of KFC; sponsors not only of this ...

RC44 Oman Cup : 13 Teams confirmed for 2013 opening event in Muscat
BYM News (press release)
Thirteen teams have confirmed they will compete in the opening Championship Tour event, the RC44 Oman Cup presented by Oman Shipping Company, hosted by OmanSail at the Wave Muscat starting on January 30th. Thirteen teams have confirmed they...

Antigua Superyacht Challenge : 2013 off to a good start
BYM News (press release)
All SYRA regattas are sailed under the Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 and the recently approved Appendix SY (see SYC NOR). The changes to the RRS through this appendix are all based on the fundamental need to keep appropriate distance between ...

NZ man dies after falling from yacht - The Nation: "Police found the body of Richard E Spraggs, 59, clad in blue shorts with a wound to his forehead. There were no reports of any fighting involved, and Phuket Ruamjai Rescue Foundation planned to perform an autopsy at the Vachira Phuket Hospital. Prior to the incident, Spraggs reportedly brought some women aboard his yacht, the "La-zin Gara", via an inflatable boat. He and the women were resting on the yacht, which had dropped anchor, when another boat appeared to be about to collide with the La-zin Gara. Spraggs reportedly tried to push the second boat clear of his yacht but fell and struck his head on the side of his boat, rendering him unconscious. Other foreigners saw the event and tried to help him, but he reportedly died on the way to hospital"

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26 January 2013

Vendee Globe: first place finish due Sunday; Dick continues racing (video)


Vendee Globe Finish Live



Video highlights of the eleventh week of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. (Published Jan 26, 2013)

Vendee Globe live tracking

Glabart poised to win Vendee Globe in record time
NBCNews.com
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (AP) - French sailor Francois Gabart is set to win the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race in record time. The 29-year-old Gabart is the youngest skipper competing in the seventh edition of the race. He's expected to reach the finish in western France early Sunday in his yacht MACIF....

Vendée Globe - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The winner’s finish: Live coverage in English and French will be available on the official Vendée Globe website, the iPhone and iPad app as well as DailyMotion and YouTube. The live coverage will begin about 30 minutes before the boat crosses the finish line and will end two hours later, once the skipper has gone through the podium ceremony."

Jean-Pierre Dick continues to head for Vendée Globe finish despite losing keel
The Independent
In a remarkable display of tenacity and seamanship French solo sailor Jean-Pierre Dick is continuing to head for the finish of the Vendée Globe round the world race despite having lost his keel. First reaction was to head for safety in the Azores, but ...

No sailing outside of the port - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Because of the difficult weather conditions (rough cross sea and 3-metre swell, 20 to 25-knot wind with gusts up to 40 knots), the marine authorities have issued an official statement prohibiting sailing outside the Sables d'Olonne port after 7AM on Sunday. Only the organisation boat (officially judging the finish) and two speedboats for image production. " We just want to make sure this great moment will not be spoiled by accidents, explained Vendée marine delegate Hugues Vincent. It is strongly recommended not to sail offshore, even though it is authorised. ""

Jean-Pierre Dick "Thank you very much Alex" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: ""Supported" by Alex Thomson since Friday - The British skipper changed his course to stay alongside the French sailor who is currently sailing his boat without a keel - Jean-Pierre Dick thanked his British shadow."

Dick: " I'm not stopping in the Azores " - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "I've thought hard about what to do next. I'm definitely not stopping inthe Azores. But I'm still not sure I'll go all the way to Les Sables d'Olonne. I'm going to sail closer to the Portuguese coast to analyse the weather as thoroughly as I can. On January 28 or 29, I think i'll be able to decide what to do. Right now I think I can safely sail in the direction of Portugal. My priority is my heading and getting where I want to be, not my speed."

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : Youth And Experience Come Together For Nacra 17 Debut At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "From 28 January to 2 February Biscayne Bay in Miami, USA will come alive with the sights and sounds of Olympic sailing as ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gets underway. . . . "

Selection Process Announced for 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, R.I. (January 26, 2013) – US Sailing announced the selection process for athletes to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the national team comprised of the top Olympic and Paralympic class sailors. American sailors ...

Australia: Sailing around the Whitsundays
Telegraph.co.uk
It was on the second night of our six-day sailing trip around Australia's Whitsunday Islands that things all so nearly went belly-up. On day one – as you are with six people you've never met before – we'd all been on our best behaviour. But by the ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Taking the helm a Kiwi skill
Stuff.co.nz
The 50ft yacht Challenger cruises gently under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. I'm relaxed. At the helm, feeling a million bucks. Then we have to turn left, or in sailing speak, gybe. The boat tilts alarmingly to one side, the wind whips up and a curse ...

Sailing - Shaw set for RS:X return
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
However Shaw hasn't avoided competition altogether since London 2012, having finished third in the RS:One World Championships in Philippines last month. Meanwhile Britain will field as many as five sailors in the Laser class and Megan Pascoe will be ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Parada wins 52 Class at Key West regatta
CapitalGazette.com
Barking Mad, foreground, sails ahead of other Farr 40 boats during the final day of racing at the Quantum Key West 2013 sailing regatta Jan. 25, in Key West, Fla. Skippered by Boston's James Richardson with tactician Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis ...

East Grinstead sailing coach reflects on year of Olympic triumph
thisiseastgrinstead.co.uk
A SAILING instructor who coached his Chinese student to Olympic gold has set his sights on his next big challenge. Jon Emmett described the 2012 Games as one of the biggest achievements in his long career. But rather than spending too much time looking...

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25 January 2013

Vendee Globe racers sprinting toward the finish line (video)


Highlights of Friday, January 25, 77th day of racing in the Vendée Globe 2012-13. (in French)

Vendee Globe live tracking

Gabart on course for record Vendee Globe win
Bangkok Post
French skipper Francois Gabart gestures on board his monohull "Macif" before the start of the 7th edition of the round-the-world yacht solo raceVendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France on November 10, 2012. Gabart remained out in front in ...

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Thomson holding back (in 4th place) waiting for Dick's (sailing without a keel in 3rd place) decision--
A Noble Gesture - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . .  . Tonight and tomorrow morning a front will pass over myself and JP with some strong breeze and I will stick around him to make sure there is someone close by if something was to happen to him. JP is a great sailor and I am confident in his ability to sail safely to wherever he chooses but I know that if I was in his position I would like to have someone watching my back through the strong winds that are coming. He has not asked me to assist in any way, but I really feel that I cannot sail off and leave him until I know that he is confident and has confirmed what his intentions are. It is simple for me really, if he has a problem I will try and help him and once he has got through the worst of the weather safely and happy with the boat tonight, and if he then decides to continue with the race safely, then I will adjust my course and continue with mine. What I don’t want is to be too far away from him if he has an issue with the coming strong winds and before he knows if he is fully capable of continuing.”. . . "

Vendee Globe - Race Village opens, focus shifts to end goal
Sail World
It was a magnanimous Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) that spoke today on the English version of the Vendée Globe LIVE, who is expected to move into third place tonight. At the 1500 UTC ranking today, only 16 miles separated him for Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac ...

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Vendee Globe - Final sprint begins
Sail World
Vendee Globe 2012 -13 has been fun but the time is coming to bring down the final curtain and move along because the home strait sprint has begun. This morning, the two race leaders passed the symbolic 1000 miles point from Les Sables d'Olonne, the ...

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Vendee Globe racers sprinting toward the finish line
Examiner.com
The Vendee Globe racers are rapidly approaching the French port of Les Sables d'Olonne, the finish line of the toughest, solo, round the world sailing race. It's approaching 76 days since the race started at Les Sables d'Olonne and the first finishers ...

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Sailing: 52 Class close at Quantum Key West
Naples Daily News
KEY WEST — Three 52 Class entries are in close contention to win the Quantum Key West 2013 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. With two races remaining Friday, Italian-flagged Azzurra, skippered by Argentinean Guillermo Parada, and Swedish-entry Ran ...

Town Interested in Sailing Club
The Sag Harbor Express
Southampton Town's Parks and Recreation Department has stepped in recently to consider aiding a local group that is hoping to revive the use of a decades-old sailing club at the end of Bay Lane in Mecox Bay. It's called the Mecox Sailing Association.

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Lake Mission Viejo sailors sweep series
OCRegister
Members of the Lake Mission Viejo junior sailing team swept the top three places in the "C" Class of the Lake Mission Viejo Yacht Club fleet championship series for 2012. Twenty races were sailed throughout the year, with the "C" Class drawing 18 ...

US Olympic Sailing Program names Spanhake Technical Director
BYM News (press release)
Furthering its commitment to surround sailors with expertise and knowledge, USSailing's Olympic Sailing Program named Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake (Annapolis, Md.) Technical Director of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Spanhake will work directly with ...

Docks stacked at Harbor Island boat show
U-T San Diego
Smoother sailing at boat show. By Jonathan Horn. Jan. 24, 2013. The San Diego Sunroad Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Harbor Island Sunroad Marina. — John Gastaldo....

Edox to time Extreme Sailing Series for 3 years
WatchPro.com
The timekeeping role is sure to scoop Edox global exposure, as the Extreme Sailing Series has attracted more than one million spectators, has had more than one million views on the official YouTube channel and has a global television audience including ...

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Geelong comes to life for Australia Day at the Festival of Sails
BYM News (press release)
Geelong will come to life tomorrow with thousands of visitors expected to pack the Geelong Waterfront for the Festival of Sails' free Australia Day celebrations. Landlubbers and seafarers alike will revel in the festival's offerings, from children's ...

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Vendée Globe Highlights video of the 76th day


Highlights video of the 76th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Thursday, January 24, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking

Carry On Keel-less - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . . . It all depends on the sea state, of course. 5-metre waves would be very tricky to deal with in his situation but full ballasts are very heavy, almost as heavy as the yacht herself, and that can really help. What he just can’t effort is to have an increased heel, that would make his boat capsize. The safest way to sail would be to go really slow, but of course it means the skippers behind him would catch up with him and pass him. Needless to say, Jean-Pierre he doesn’t want that to happen, it’s a competition.” It is expected that Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) will make his decision on Sunday. The decision lies solely with Jean Pierre Dick as stated in the notice of race and under the ISAF The Racing Rules Of Sailing 2013, 4 Decision to Race. ‘The responsibility for a boat’s decision to participate in a race, or to continue is hers alone.’ It is also permitted within the rules to seek technical guidance for onboard technical issues. . . ."


Vendee Globe - Of Equator crossings and keel-less sailing
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) today on the French version of Vendée Globe LIVE explained his predicament. 'I'm in the high, so there's only 12-13 knots of wind, in a situation that's not easy for a boat without her keel. I can ...

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Collins back in competitive sailing game
CapitalGazette.com
Many sailing enthusiasts will remember Collins for single-handedly funding Chessie Racing, the Maryland entry in the 1997-98 Whitbread Round The World Race. Chessie Racing played a critical role in helping Baltimore-Annapolis become a stopover for ...

Colemere Sailing Club given Olympic legacy grant
BBC News
A sailing club in Shropshire has been given £31,000 of Olympic legacy funding from Sport England's Inspired Facilities Fund. Colemere SailingClub, near Ellesmere, will use the grant to buy a new rescue boat and to build new jetties. Hugh Farrington ...

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Goss in sailing kayak round Tasmania - Going tough but half way there
Sail World
Sailing legend Pete Goss and his mate Andy Warrender have gone overboard in a dramatic incident that could have spelled the end of their journey, but they have rounded the Southern Capes of Tasmania that mark the halfway point in their 1500 km ...

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23 January 2013

Vendee Globe finish expected Saturday or Sunday (video)


Replay : Le live du Vendée Globe du 23 janvier by VendeeGlobeTV
English portion of program begins at 30:15
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xwyujn_replay-le-live-du-vendee-globe-du-23-janvier_sport&start=1818

Vendee Globe live tracking

Will He Won’t He? - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . . . fleet leaders are expected to arrive in Les Sables d’Olonne, Vendée, France either Saturday evening, or Sunday morning. Please visit the website for regular updates. The current plan is that the first three boats crossing the finish line and making their way down the canal will receive LIVE coverage on the Vendée Globe web TV channel hosted by Daily MotionJean-Pierre Dick (Virbac Paprec 3) has delayed his decision whether he will abandon the race, or to try and make it back to Les Sables d’Olonne until after the Azores. He is currently talking with his architects (Guillaume Verdier and VPLP) and considering whether or not he can use the water ballast system effectively to provide greater stability to his boat. Previous, Vendée Globe winner, Alain Gaultier, said today web tv show Vendée Globe LIVE, “Jean-Pierre Dick is probably sailing with 6 or 7 tons of water in the ballast, which is fine and safe when sailing upwind. But when sailing downwind, the situation may change. . . . It’s not over until it’s over . . . "

What Solution to Vendee Globe Keel Failure Woes?
Afloat
Wednesday, 23 January 2013. What Solution to Vendee Globe Keel Failure Woes? ...

Vendee Globe - Golding loses grip on Le Cam
Sail World
Vendée Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding, in his ongoing duel over fifth place, has lost some small miles overnight to his rival Jean Le Cam who is managing to sail slightly quicker in the light to moderate reaching conditions which continue to ...

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Top Sailors Embark on Miami for North America's Premier ISAF Sailing World ...
US SAILING (press release)
PORTSMOUTH, R.I. (January 23, 2013) – An impressive collection of the best Olympic and Paralympic class sailors in the world will take their talents to Biscayne Bay in the second of four stops of the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup. Racing at this ...

Russian sailing vessel Pallada sets out on "African Odyssey"
People's Daily Online
22 (Xinhua) -- The Russian sailing vessel Pallada left here Tuesday for a Pacific and Indian Ocean tour dubbed the "African Odyssey." This tour is dedicated to World Water Day, celebrated annually on March 22. The frigate, with 70 naval cadets on board ...

13 Youth World Team Named
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, R.I. (January 22, 2013) – Twelve youth sailors have qualified for USSailing's 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in ...

America's Cup partners with Nespresso for the Summer of Sailing
BYM News (press release)
The agreement with the America's Cup will allow Nespresso to create multiple brand and product experiences throughout the 'Summer of Sailing' in San Francisco. Fans and guests at the America's Cup Park will have the opportunity to taste the ultimate ...

Sailing: Murdoch switching to Finn class
New Zealand Herald
Andrew Murdoch is switching from the Laser to the Finn class and next month's Oceanbridge Sail Auckland event will be his first regatta in the heavyweight single-handed Olympic boat. Murdoch will line up against the likes of 23-year-old Josh Junior and ...

Marcus Eagan takes second place in Miami
SunHerald.com
At the same time, Coast sailors continue to show their skills. In early December, the Eagan family from Bay Waveland Yacht Club had a sparkling outing in the 2013 Audi Melges 20 Winter Series Event No. 1 at Coconut Grove Sailing Club in Miami. Marcus ...

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Austrailia. Festival of Sails
BYM News (press release)
The Festival of Sails is Victoria's oldest sporting trophy. This year's 170th edition has attracted more than 300 entries and near to 3,000 sailors from every Australian state and territory. This year the sailing component of the Festival has been ...

Case against Golden Gate Yacht Club over America's Cup sinks: ""Golden Gate Yacht Club is gratified by the court's decision and looks forward to concentrating on sailing," said attorney Philip Bowman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, who represented the club. Oracle will defend the 34th America's Cup for the club in September in San Francisco Bay. The case is African Diaspora Maritime Corporation v. Golden Gate Yacht Club, New York State Supreme Court, New York County, No. 653419/2011."

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Vendée Globe - Jean-Pierre Dick loses keel (video)


Highlights video of the 74th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking

Captain's Log - Alex Thomson: "I never thought we would see a keel failure on this race" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - “I am shocked and gutted at the news that JP Dick has lost his keel.  JP has sailed an awesome race and does not deserve this to happen to him. He has worked so hard and maintained his 3rd position despite having to climb the mast countless times. I am thankful that it has happened here and not in the south although JP will have to go through some significant weather to get to the Azores, potentially up to 40 knots on the 26th.  I never thought we would see a keel failure on this race.  IMOCA has of course a history with keel failures but I really thought all those problems were behind us.  It will be interesting to review the failures of Virbac and Safran, both penned from the same designer to see exactly why these failures have happened. . . .”

Third place in Vendee Globe likely for British solo sailor Alex Thomson
The Independent
British solo sailor Alex Thomson has third place in the Vendée Globe round the world race in his grasp as the man ahead of him, Jean-Pierre Dick lost his keel overnight as is limping to safety in the Azores. And behind Thomson, Mike Golding is within a ...

Dick Out of Vendee Globe as Keel Breaks
Afloat
#vg2102 – With a third place finish in the Vendée Globe apparently almost guaranteed, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) heard his dream break with an abrupt bang before midnight on Monday night as Virbac Paprec 3 lost her keel with just over 2,000 of ...

Vendee Globe - Frustrations for Mike Golding
Sail World
Mike, you are the first sailor in the Vendée Globe to have lost a keel and to succeed to finish the Vendée Globe, at the time in 2005 did you imagine you could finish the race? In 2005 I was 50 miles from the finish, my immediate reaction when I lost ...

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Vendee Globe - Ups and downs for Mike Golding
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, now in a slightly more easterly breeze and level with the latitude of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Mike Golding is credited presently with fifth place, computed to be just one mile ahead of Jean Le Cam on the 0400hrs UTC poll this ...

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The solo sailing blog: Just before the final stretch to the finish
The Independent (blog)
The solo sailing blog: Just before the final stretch to the finish I had my easiest doldrum crossing ever Saturday with only two big black clouds and a slight slow down. I was lucky that as I was crossing the area, the doldrums were ...

The Independent (blog)

The solo sailing blog: Keel failures
The Independent (blog)
I am shocked and gutted at the news that JP Dick has lost his keel. JP has sailed an awesome race and does not deserve this to happen to him. He has worked so hard and maintained his third position despite having to climb the mast countless times.

The Independent (blog)

Giancarlo Ragnetti On The Future of Sailing Yachts
Superyachts.com
“Sailing yachts are increasing in number," comments Giancarlo. "Why? First, because [the owner] can say the line of the sailing yacht is much nicer than that of a motor yacht, it's normal, but also I think if you want to live near to the sea, a sailing ...

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Anniversary a day of sails
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland Anniversary a day of sails. LAUREN PRIESTLEY. Last updated 05:00 23/01/2013. Waitangi. SAILING STRONG: Classic yacht Waitangi was launched in 1894 and will be one of the many boats on display in the regatta.

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Youth And Experience Come Together For Nacra 17 Debut At ISAFSailing ...
International Sailing Federation
"We have been sailing together since 1993; there is always tension when you race specially among couples. At high level regattas maybe a little more tension than usual but with so many years under our belts we have learned to separate the racing part ...

International Sailing Federation

SAP AG : January 21, 2013SAP Continues Sponsorship of World's Largest ...
4-traders
SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it once again is the premium sponsor of Kieler Woche, the world's largest sailing regatta. The event takes place from June 22-30, 2013, in the Kiel Bay. Using SAP solutions, spectators on site and ...
Entries open for the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships
BYM News (press release)
The 2013 Championships are being staged at Largs Sailing Club (Scotland) from Saturday 30 March to Friday 5 April and are guaranteed to attract the best youth sailorsfrom around the country vying for top level competition, including competitors ...
2013 ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds Notice Of Race Released
International Sailing Federation
Organized by the Busan Sailing Federation in conjunction with the Korean SailingFederation and ISAF, the regatta will welcome the world's top female match racers as they battle it out to claim the title and a share of the $100,000 prize fund. Using ...

US Youth World and Sailing Development teams named
Sail World
12 youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from July 11-20. The U.S ...

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