14 January 2013

Vendee Globe highlights video - Day 66

Highlights video of the 66th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, January 14, 2013.

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Golding: “Is Le Cam Missing A Sail?” - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "There are duo and trios all over the fleet, having their races within a race, but Francois Gabart (MACIF) is not in an ocean match race with Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) anymore. Expected to cross the equator on Tuesday around midday, Gabart is on his own 274 miles in the lead and apparently drawing away again on Monday afternoon, averaging 17.4 knots to Le Cléach’s 14.9 in the last four hours. He is enjoying the southeast tradewinds, whereas Le Cléach is reaching in less favourable easterlies 350 miles off the north coast of Brazil."

French sailing family cozy and iced-in off of Arctic Canada | Alaska Dispatch: " . . . The family's vessel, the Vagabond, is now frozen in ice in the bay. It's a 15-metre (50-foot) polar yacht captained by Eric Brossier. He has a unique crew made up of his wife and two daughters, who are three and five years old. This is the second year the family has spent in Grise Fiord, but Brossier and his family are no strangers to living on a boat in the Arctic. They also spent five years on a boat near Spitsbergen, which is an island in the Norwegian Arctic. Brossier's eldest daughter was only 12 days old when her parents first brought her on board. "Our neighbours were really the polar bears. I think we saw 800 polar bears in five years so it was not many people," he said. . . ."

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Washington College Sailing Orders New Fleet of 18 Boats
CHESTERTOWN, MD -- The Washington College sailing team recently completed an order for a new fleet of FJ sailboats, the racing dinghy of choice for collegiate sailing. The FJ's were ordered last week through Laser Performance out of Portsmouth, RI, and...

164 Haitians Stopped On 40-Foot Sailing Boat
Bahamas Tribune
THE United States Coast Guard repatriated 164 Haitian migrants after it intercepted a 40-foot 'grossly overloaded' sailing boat off Long Island. The Seventh Coast Guard District were notified about the freighter which was southwest of Long Island and ...

Dutch team joins EFG Bank Sailing Arabia race
Oman Daily Observer
By A Staff Reporter — MUSCAT — EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour, the Gulf region's only long distance offshore sailing race, confirmed yesterday the participation of Team Delft Challenge – TU Delft from the Netherlands, an experienced crew from the ...

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US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year named
Sail World
Johnny Heineken (Larkspur, California), the 2012 Kiteboarding Course Racing World Champion and Jennifer French (St. Petersburg, Florida), the 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist in the SKUD-18 class, have been named US Sailing's 2012 Rolex Yachtsman ...

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Couple returns from sailing around the world
Bay News 9
“[Chuck] said one day, 'Let's get a sailboat and sail around the world,' and I said, 'You know we are going to need to learn to do this,' and he said, Oh, we can do it,'” said Lynn Evans. It was an idea that started when they were a young couple--Chuck ...

Bay News 9

High ambitions for Australian sailing
Kovalenko believes sailing is leading the way, and that other Australian teams could learn from combining the Paralympic and Olympic programs. "Now is our time to share our experience. To share our knowledge." "Winning an Olympic gold medal is a costly ...

Sailing most beautiful lakes
The largest lake in Italy, Garda has been a popular tourist destination since the days of the Roman Empire and is now a magnet for sailing enthusiasts. Sailing most beautiful lakes The picturesque town of Nago Torbole basks in the summer sunshine on ...

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