21 January 2013

Vendée Globe day 73 highlights video


Day 73 highlights by VendeeGlobeTV
Highlights video of the 73rd day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, January 21, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking

Closest finish in Vendée Globe history possible - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) continues to close on Francois Gabart (MACIF) as they slow in the Azores high. If the race continues as forecast, always easier on paper, Gabart will cross the line first late on January 26 or in the early hours of January 27 and could be as little as six hours ahead of Le Cléac’h, which would be the closest finish in Vendée history. It would beat the finish to the 2004-05 Vendée Globe when Vincent Riou beat Jean Le Cam by 6 hours and 33 minutes. . . ."

Broken rib for Alessandro - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "After climbing his mast yesterday evening, Alessandro Di Benedetto keeps having bad luck. Following the nose-dive by his boat, the sailor was injured and lost his small spinnaker in the manoeuvre. . . ."

Vendee Globe TV live, Alex Thomson: "We are going to need extraordinary events to catch the up." - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Alex Thomson: Good. I’m sailing a bit more upwind than I have been for the last three days so a little bit slower, I’ve got 16-20 knots of wind, it’s quite comfortable. MP: We spoke to Jean-Pierre (Dick) earlier and he was saying that he hasn’t given up catching Francois and Armel does that help you? AT: No one is going to give up hope until the end. As I look at the weather ahead and he does, both of us are going to need extraordinary events to be able to catch this significant number of miles up. I don’t really see any big opportunities ahead for me to catch Jean-Pierre and I don’t see any big opportunities for him to catch the two in front, so I think we’re looking for something extraordinary. There’s always hope, you don’t know what’s going to happen in the Vendée Globe. . ."

Vendee Globe Race - The pressure is on
Sail World
Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) sustained its surging speed as he drew closer to pace-setters Francois Gabart (Macif) and Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire). Meanwhile, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) was forced into a second trip up the ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe : Le Cléac'h closes on Gabart in Azores
BYM News (press release)
As well as uncomfortable manoeuvres, it leaves him with some difficult sails choices (each boat is allowed ten in their wardrobe; nine headsails plus a mainsail) with lots of downwind sailing left. I'm sailing a bit more upwind than I have been for the ...

Participants ready for Key West sailing regatta
MiamiHerald.com
KEY WEST, Fla. -- Less than two months ago, champion sailor Terry Hutchinson expected to spend this week continuing to prepare for the America's Cup challenger series. Instead, the Annapolis, Md., resident is to race aboard a Farr 40-class-monohull at ...

Quantum Key West sailing regatta starts Monday
Wall Street Journal
Instead, the Annapolis, Md., native will race aboard a Farr 40-class monohull at the five-day Quantum Key West 2013 sailing regatta, which begins Monday off the Florida Keys. Hutchinson was fired last month as skipper and helmsman of Artemis Racing ...

The Who's Pete Townshend Donates Sailing Dinghies to Charitable School on ...
WFJA Classic Hits and Oldies 105.5 FM
The Who's Pete Townshend has long been a sailing enthusiast, and the rock legend is helping to spread his love of the pastime by making a donation on behalf of his band to the National Sailing Academy on the Caribbean island of Antigua. According to ...

Oceanco on Solar: The World's Largest Sailing Yacht Pr...
Superyachts.com
Oceanco has produced some of the finest yachts on the water, all with a distinctive characteristic which has set the yard aside as one of the greatest yacht builders in the industry. We sat down with Mohammed Al Barwani, Owner of Oceanco, and Marcel ...

Superyachts.com

Kiteboarding world champion Heineken named US Sailing Yachtsman of the Year
Insidethegames.biz
JohnnyHeineken210113 January 21 - Kiteboarder Johnny Heineken has been named as the Rolex US Sailing Yachtsman of the Year following a successful campaign which saw him take his second successive victory at the 2012 Course Racing World ...

Extreme Sailing Series 2013 - Elites spice up competition
Sail World
The announcement was made from the stand of Marinepool, Official Clothing Partner to the Series, as they also confirmed a new three-year extension to their contract with the pioneering Stadium Sailing Series. In the world of high performance sailing ...

Sail World

Caffari to lead all-female team in EFG Bank Sailing Arabia-The Tour
Khaleej Times
As excitement builds around the third edition of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia –The Tour and with 27 days to go until the competitive fleet sets sail from Abu Dhabi Sailing & Yacht Club racing 232 kilometres to Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, Ras Al Khaimah, ...

Khaleej Times

Annapolis skipper at forefront of J/70 explosion
CapitalGazette.com
Russack and his team on Diesel won the EYC Fall Brawl, a competitive two-day event that ended with the top three finishers separated by just five points. North Sails professional Allan Terhune served as tactician for Russack in Annapolis and will do so ...

Blakeney Sailing Club builds skiff for world championship race
Norfolk Eastern Daily Press
And a group from Blakeney Sailing Club is getting involved with a hope of expanding the idea across other towns and villages in Norfolk. At least 20 people have been involved in the Coastal Rowing Association of Blakeney project to build a 22-foot-long ...

Norfolk Eastern Daily Press

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