28 January 2013

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
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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)
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10th KFC International Regatta Perdana Langkawi, MALAYSIA
BYM News (press release)
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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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