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 Motion. Jean-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 . . . "
Vendee Globe - Golding loses grip on Le Cam
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 ...
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
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 ...
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." more sailing news below