02 January 2013

Vendée Globe - Francois Gabart first around Cape Horn (video)

Highlights video of the 53rd day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe -Tuesday, January 1, 2013.

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Another record for 'rookie' Gabart as Macif passes Cape Horn first - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Racing in his first ever Vendée Globe Francois Gabart, the youngest skipper in the solo non stop 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 the start line in Les Sables d’Olonne of 52 days 6 hours 18minutes. . . . Michel Desjoyeaux, the only skipper to win the Vendée Globe twice, whose company manage Gabart’s campaign, commented:
“ I exchanged text messages with François, very short messages. He told me the visibility was under two miles, he’s sailing ahead of a (cold) front . . . It is a very emotional moment, but I’m afraid he doesn’t have time to enjoy it because the data collected by CLS shows there’s ice all over the area. . . ."
The Black Rock - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The lonely rock which is at the tip of South America was given its name when Sir Francis Drake rounded it for the first time in 1578. It is the 550 miles wide passage which is between Tierre del Fuego and Antartica which is actually named after Drake, but this southerly route was, for a long time, kept secret. . . ."

Vendee Globe - Tough times into the Pacific
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, since Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) passed into the Pacific Ocean this morning at 0510hrs - all thirteen skippers have been racing in the same ocean. But it will be for one day only as leaders Francois Gabart (Macif) and ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Distant threat for Mike Golding
Sail World
Sailing away from the Pacific West gate on a SE'ly course in the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding now has the distant threat of Javier 'Bubi' Sanso attacking behind Dominique Wavre. Sanso has caught more than 140 miles on Wavre since Christmas Day, coming ...

Sail World

Sailing in Marin: Cayard meets America's Cup challenge on home turf - Marin Independent Journal: ". . . . Each team is allowed three wing sails and two boats. It's a massive undertaking says Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing, Challenger for the America's Cup representing the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. . . It's a heck of a lot of work for the boat builders and the shore team to maintain, Cayard explained. And it's just one part of competing in the America's Cup which will be raced on the bay in September. Cayard's been around the Cup for 30 years so he has the experience it takes to run a world-class sailing team. But this challenge has been more than just building a boat or two. Artemis Racing is a completely new team, unlike its competition Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL), Luna Rossa (ITA) and Oracle Racing (USA). Cayard has built Artemis pretty much from scratch. He started about two years ago and today the team, which is based in Alameda, has 120 people. "It's a medium-sized business . . . "

Sailing: Tuke's rough ride
Northern Advocate
TOUGH GOING: Kerikeri's Blair Tuke pushed through the elements to finish in 27th place in the 68th Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. Supplied. Kerikeri Olympic silver medallist Blair Tuke has completed a baptism of fire on board Rikki in the Sydney to ...

Flying Fifteen Australian Championships : Overnight winds made for a difficult ...
BYM News (press release)
A change of sailing instructions brought the first race forward to midday, which made life interesting for those who celebrated the start of the New Year late into the night. Third time lucky for the start of Race 3, after two general recalls the fleet ...

Oman Sail, Rolls Royce join hands to launch senior training programme
Times of Oman
Muscat: The aim for developing ambitious Omani sailing coaches continues after OmanSail launched its first ever Senior Instructor course accredited by the InternationalSailing Federation (ISAF). As part of the initiative to bring the Sultanate's rich ...

Spectacular start for 32nd Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Race starting ...
BYM News (press release)
Line honours favourite will be Queenslander Bill Wild's RP55 Wedgetail (sail number AUS 1188) but in hot pursuit will be Syd Fischer's TP52 ( sail number AUS 70) Ragamuffin who will be out to spoil Wild's party, after finishing second in the Hobart race.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Maluka arrives in time for New Year
BYM News (press release)
Langman, who once again sailed the smallest (9.1m) boat in the fleet, took a 'double' of sorts, as he was last on line in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2011 race also. This year he finished at 9.40.12pm, outside of last year's finish time of ...

Leadership activities at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
Dorset Echo
Three teams of youngsters from Weymouth took on rival Barn- staple teams in a day of activities at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. The day was part of the National Citizen Service course the teens have been on for the last few weeks.

Governor's Cup race : Banjo looks set to claim line honours
BYM News (press release)
JML Rotary Scout, the Tosca 39 co-skippered by Peter Bosch and Steven Jennings and crewed by a group of Scouts from Cape Town and St Helena aged between 16-18 years old, also continue to sail well in the Rally Monohull fleet but overnight, appear to ...

Flying 15 Australian Championships conditions could be described as magic
BYM News (press release)
Dale Collings and Glenn Sheen in Aussie Falcon had a better race as did our international visitor David Tabb sailing with Davey's Bay YC Commodore Scott Lidgett. A couple of port and starboard incidents, touched marks and busy gate rounding's kept the...

Gilmour name continues at the top as Lachlan challenges for 420 lead in...
My Sailing
Lachlan Gilmour, younger son of America's Cup helmsman and world match racing champion Peter Gilmour, is following in the illustrious wake of his father in the International 420 class Australian championship on Hobart's River Derwent. Gilmour and his ...

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Chipping Norton to open yacht club despite being 100 miles from the sea
Trevor Taylor, whose idea it was, said the Chipping Norton Yacht Club was being launched to give sailors a chance to socialise without having to travel to coastal areas. He said more than 100 people had expressed an interest in joining, despite the ...


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