26 January 2013

Vendee Globe: first place finish due Sunday; Dick continues racing (video)

Vendee Globe Finish Live

Video highlights of the eleventh week of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. (Published Jan 26, 2013)

Vendee Globe live tracking

Glabart poised to win Vendee Globe in record time
LES SABLES D'OLONNE, France (AP) - French sailor Francois Gabart is set to win the Vendee Globe solo around-the-world yacht race in record time. The 29-year-old Gabart is the youngest skipper competing in the seventh edition of the race. He's expected to reach the finish in western France early Sunday in his yacht MACIF....

Vendée Globe - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The winner’s finish: Live coverage in English and French will be available on the official Vendée Globe website, the iPhone and iPad app as well as DailyMotion and YouTube. The live coverage will begin about 30 minutes before the boat crosses the finish line and will end two hours later, once the skipper has gone through the podium ceremony."

Jean-Pierre Dick continues to head for Vendée Globe finish despite losing keel
The Independent
In a remarkable display of tenacity and seamanship French solo sailor Jean-Pierre Dick is continuing to head for the finish of the Vendée Globe round the world race despite having lost his keel. First reaction was to head for safety in the Azores, but ...

No sailing outside of the port - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Because of the difficult weather conditions (rough cross sea and 3-metre swell, 20 to 25-knot wind with gusts up to 40 knots), the marine authorities have issued an official statement prohibiting sailing outside the Sables d'Olonne port after 7AM on Sunday. Only the organisation boat (officially judging the finish) and two speedboats for image production. " We just want to make sure this great moment will not be spoiled by accidents, explained Vendée marine delegate Hugues Vincent. It is strongly recommended not to sail offshore, even though it is authorised. ""

Jean-Pierre Dick "Thank you very much Alex" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: ""Supported" by Alex Thomson since Friday - The British skipper changed his course to stay alongside the French sailor who is currently sailing his boat without a keel - Jean-Pierre Dick thanked his British shadow."

Dick: " I'm not stopping in the Azores " - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "I've thought hard about what to do next. I'm definitely not stopping inthe Azores. But I'm still not sure I'll go all the way to Les Sables d'Olonne. I'm going to sail closer to the Portuguese coast to analyse the weather as thoroughly as I can. On January 28 or 29, I think i'll be able to decide what to do. Right now I think I can safely sail in the direction of Portugal. My priority is my heading and getting where I want to be, not my speed."

News & Features | ISAF | World Sailing | Official Site : Youth And Experience Come Together For Nacra 17 Debut At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "From 28 January to 2 February Biscayne Bay in Miami, USA will come alive with the sights and sounds of Olympic sailing as ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami gets underway. . . . "

Selection Process Announced for 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider
US SAILING (press release)
Portsmouth, R.I. (January 26, 2013) – US Sailing announced the selection process for athletes to qualify for the 2013 US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider, the national team comprised of the top Olympic and Paralympic class sailors. American sailors ...

Australia: Sailing around the Whitsundays
It was on the second night of our six-day sailing trip around Australia's Whitsunday Islands that things all so nearly went belly-up. On day one – as you are with six people you've never met before – we'd all been on our best behaviour. But by the ...


Taking the helm a Kiwi skill
The 50ft yacht Challenger cruises gently under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. I'm relaxed. At the helm, feeling a million bucks. Then we have to turn left, or in sailing speak, gybe. The boat tilts alarmingly to one side, the wind whips up and a curse ...

Sailing - Shaw set for RS:X return
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
However Shaw hasn't avoided competition altogether since London 2012, having finished third in the RS:One World Championships in Philippines last month. Meanwhile Britain will field as many as five sailors in the Laser class and Megan Pascoe will be ...

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Parada wins 52 Class at Key West regatta
Barking Mad, foreground, sails ahead of other Farr 40 boats during the final day of racing at the Quantum Key West 2013 sailing regatta Jan. 25, in Key West, Fla. Skippered by Boston's James Richardson with tactician Terry Hutchinson of Annapolis ...

East Grinstead sailing coach reflects on year of Olympic triumph
A SAILING instructor who coached his Chinese student to Olympic gold has set his sights on his next big challenge. Jon Emmett described the 2012 Games as one of the biggest achievements in his long career. But rather than spending too much time looking...

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