07 January 2013

Highlights video of the 59th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe

Day 59 highlights by VendeeGlobeTV - highlights video of the 59th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, January 7, 2013.

Vendee Globe - Complex conditions for the fleet
Sail World
At 5:15am in the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick called his technical team to explain the strop (a soft shackle), which attached the forstay to the deck had broken. At the time of the incident, Virbac-Paprec 3 was sailing upwind in 30 knots of wind ...

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Captain's Log - Alex Thomson: "Hoping things will be back to normal soon" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "“I am in the middle of some very thick fog, and conditions at the moment are pretty light. But thankfully, as my heater is still out of action as I save power, it is starting to get warmer as I head up north. I spent a short time on a reach during the night, but today I am back on the wind. The current conditions don’t marry up to what is forecast, which can be frustrating but there is nothing I can do about it but to sail the best I can in the wind that I have, I am still making good speed and happy with my progress north."

Vendee Globe - Tactical showdown continues for Gabart, Le Cleac'h
Sail World
The Vendee Globe 2012-2013 continues to be a fierce tactical battle between Francois Gabart and Armel Le Cleac'h with Banque Populaire's skipper surging towards east with the hope of taking the advantage of a pivotal wind shift. The two pretenders at ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Gamesa back in full speed + Interview with Mike Golding
Sail World
Vendee Globe 2012-13 skipper Mike Golding has 630 miles to make to Cape Horn this morning and is back up to 16 and 17 knots boat speeds now that the horrendous conditions he has had for the last 48 hours have finally eased. He can now contemplate a ...

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Annapolis to host Sailing Hall of Fame induction ceremony
The induction weekend will include a junior sailors program with Hall-of-Famers, and an Oct. 26 dinner for the 2013 Hall-of-Famers and their families, along with previous inductees, contributors, board members and local officials. The ceremony will be ...

Time to discover sailing
Leader News
LOCALS who love the water but have never tried boating are being encouraged to give it a go. They are urged to attend a stellar sailing day this Sunday, January 13. Twenty Victorian clubs, including Royal Brighton Yacht Club, are hosting Discover ...

Leader News

International Sailing Federation: Ukraine's Izarov and Kalinchuk take narrow ...
Kyiv Post
International Sailing Federation: Ukraine's Izarov and Kalinchuk take narrow cadet worlds victory over compatriots. Print version. Jan. 7, 2013, 5:07 p.m. | Sports — by International Sailing Federation. Two young crews from Ukraine today finished ...

Kyiv Post

Sailing and Sponsorship – you can't have one without the other
Sail World
Recently, a feature piece by the editor of UK consultancy site, YachtSponsorship ran on this and other sites in the TetraMedia group, pondering the pros and cons of sponsorship in the sport of sailing, and lamenting that too often, the branding ...

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A third come back for Team Renaissance at EFG Bank Sailing Arabia
BYM News (press release)
EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013 has announced the participation of one more entry, Oman's Team Renaissance, bringing the number of confirmed teams to four in the third edition of Sailing Arabia - The Tour. Team Renaissance, makes a third ...

The calendar might say winter, but some sailors from the Monmouth Boat Club decided that sunshine, temperatures in the mid-40s and an ice-free Navesink River made for fine racing conditions Sunday. The outlook for Monday and the rest of the week is ...


Larry Ellison's Sailing Team Gets Caught Spying On Rivals, Has To Pay $15000 ...
Business Insider
Larry Ellison's Oracle Team has been found guilty of spying on the Italian team by an international jury of sailing experts, reports Julia Prodis Sulek at the Mercury News. The penalty shouldn't hurt too much: they have to give up five days of practice ...

Business Insider

Sailing off Long Beach in the Rose Bowl Regatta - Press-Telegram: ". . . Thirty colleges from 11 states and Washington D.C., and 60 California high school sailing teams, including Long Beach's Wilson, Poly and Cal State University, competed in what has become the largest college and high school combined regatta in the country, said Mike Segerblom, event founder, executive director of the United States Sailing Center and head coach of the USC sailing team. "The combining of colleges and high school is a little bit unique," he said. "We have a lot of the top young high school sailors who come from Southern California and California in general. There are also a lot of the college teams that come out here to do a little recruiting.". . . "

Grounded sailboat off Laguna brings drunken-boating arrest | laguna, beach, boat - News - The Orange County Register: ""He was so extremely intoxicated that he was passed out," he said. The man was arrested and booked into the Laguna Beach jail on suspicion of boating under the influence of alcohol. . . . officials said he was from San Diego and 47 years old. He was alone on the boat and unhurt, officials said. Vessel Assist, a company that aids distressed boaters, is handling the salvage operation, Arumae said. He added that the sailor's insurance likely will cover the bill. The plan Sunday night was to wait until the next high tide, at about 5 a.m., and then to tow the boat to Dana Point Harbor, where it would be inspected for damage."

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