02 January 2013

Sailing News and video of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe

Day 54 Highlights by VendeeGlobeTV - highlights video of the 54 day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe -Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Captain's Log - Alex Thomson: "Dark mode" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "“Good morning from the Southern Ocean! It’s been a fast night on board HUGO BOSS which is reflected in the miles that I’ve gained the three in front. I have slowed a bit this morning as I pass through a weather front, but that should be the last front before heading round Cape Horn. My routing currently has be passing around the Horn at around 06.00 (GMT) on Friday 4th January, this isn’t ideal timing as it will be the middle of the night for me so will be dark which is a little concerning given the current warnings of reported ice in the area. I am very much looking forward to getting around though and out of the Southern Ocean and heading North again - especially as this will be my first solo rounding. . . . "

Stamm wants to fight on - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "After being informed that he has been disqualified from the Vendée Globe solo non stop around the world race for ‘receiving outside assistance’ when his anchor dragged during a technical stop in New Zealand’s remote Auckland Islands on December 23rd , Swiss solo skipper Bernard Stamm has pledged to try and have his case reopened by the five person International Jury. . . ."

Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm out of Vendee Globe yacht race
The Daily Telegraph
"When I saw him on board, I did not find any reason that could justify to send him back from the board," he wrote in his justification to the jury, whose decision was published on the vendeeglobe.org website. Stamm has until this morning to request a ...

Yachts Pass Cape Horn in Vendée Globe Race
First Coast News
French skipper François Gabart (Macif) became the first to round Cape Horn Tuesday in the around-the-world Vendée Globe yachting race. French skipper Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) passed the Cape just over an hour later.

Yacht racer's 2013 double celebration
The Connexion
VENDEE Globe sailor Tanguy de Lamotte turned his racing yacht into a time machine as he celebrated the 2013 New Year twice by crossing the international date line back into 2012 and then arriving again in 2013. At the helm of his yacht Initiatives ...

The Connexion

Vendee Globe - Record setting rookie first to hit Cape Horn
Sail World
Taking part in his first ever Vendée Globe Francois Gabart, the youngest skipper in the solo nonstop around the world race, passed the longitude of Cape Horn this evening at 1820hrs UTC (1920hrs French time) setting a new record for the passage from ...

Sail World

Alex Thomson's Vendee Globe Update: Day 52
While the majority of us are returning to routine following a week or two of Christmas respite, the same cannot be said about Alex Thomson, who has spent the festive period crossing the Southern Ocean. Now entering day 52 of his Vendee Globe expedition ...

Sailing into 2013 at Watauga Lake
Johnson City Press (subscription)
Bundled up as though they were going skiing on the slopes, sailors in the Watauga Lake Sailing Club once again braved chilly temperatures and rain to take part in their 13th Annual New Year's Day Frostbite Race, which began around 2 p.m. at Watauga ...

Johnson City Press (subscription)

Sailing Yacht Comes Back Full Circle
TREMONT — After selling Mollymawk, the sailing yacht that initiated him into the boat-building industry, Jean Beaulieu of Classic Boat Shop did not expect to see her again. Now, nearly two decades later, the 30-foot sailing yacht has slipped back into ...

Ukrainian Crews Lead Cadet Worlds At Halfway Stage
International Sailing Federation
The International Cadet World Championship 2013 has already reached the halfway mark and so far overseas crew dominated the leader board as they hold six of the top ten positions overall with Ukrainians lording over the rest of the fleet.

International Sailing Federation

Clock ticking on Alan Rankin's solo sailing challenge
BBC News
A Scot who is attempting to sail and run around the coastline of the UK and Ireland for charity is to use a hi-tech alarm clock to help him complete the feat. Alan Rankin, from Carrbridge, will set off from Ullapool in June on his solo challenge. He ...

BBC News

Weymouth and Portland to host Open Handicap regatta
BBC News
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy's (WPNSA) Open Handicap regatta is set to take place during the August Bank Holiday weekend. It will combine coaching, fleet sailing and racing. The event will take place on the same stretch of water used ...

BBC News

34th Nacra Australian Championships - Postcard sailing on day 3
Sail World
The third day of sailing at the Nacra Nationals was a stark contrast to the conditions earlier in the week with light and puffy conditions. With one session of racing held for the day three races were held back to back. The change in conditions and the ...

Sail World

Governor's Cup Race : Banjo takes line honours
BYM News (press release)
As they stepped ashore Team Banjo were surprisingly chirpy but Webb did admit to feeling content to be back on shore. “We are feeling relieved and happy. We tried hard, had a great sail. We made a couple of tactical errors but our revised strategy paid ...

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