23 January 2013

Vendée Globe - Jean-Pierre Dick loses keel (video)


Highlights video of the 74th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Tuesday, January 22, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking

Captain's Log - Alex Thomson: "I never thought we would see a keel failure on this race" - Vendée Globe 2012-2013 - “I am shocked and gutted at the news that JP Dick has lost his keel.  JP has sailed an awesome race and does not deserve this to happen to him. He has worked so hard and maintained his 3rd position despite having to climb the mast countless times. I am thankful that it has happened here and not in the south although JP will have to go through some significant weather to get to the Azores, potentially up to 40 knots on the 26th.  I never thought we would see a keel failure on this race.  IMOCA has of course a history with keel failures but I really thought all those problems were behind us.  It will be interesting to review the failures of Virbac and Safran, both penned from the same designer to see exactly why these failures have happened. . . .”

Third place in Vendee Globe likely for British solo sailor Alex Thomson
The Independent
British solo sailor Alex Thomson has third place in the Vendée Globe round the world race in his grasp as the man ahead of him, Jean-Pierre Dick lost his keel overnight as is limping to safety in the Azores. And behind Thomson, Mike Golding is within a ...

Dick Out of Vendee Globe as Keel Breaks
Afloat
#vg2102 – With a third place finish in the Vendée Globe apparently almost guaranteed, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) heard his dream break with an abrupt bang before midnight on Monday night as Virbac Paprec 3 lost her keel with just over 2,000 of ...

Vendee Globe - Frustrations for Mike Golding
Sail World
Mike, you are the first sailor in the Vendée Globe to have lost a keel and to succeed to finish the Vendée Globe, at the time in 2005 did you imagine you could finish the race? In 2005 I was 50 miles from the finish, my immediate reaction when I lost ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Ups and downs for Mike Golding
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, now in a slightly more easterly breeze and level with the latitude of Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, Mike Golding is credited presently with fifth place, computed to be just one mile ahead of Jean Le Cam on the 0400hrs UTC poll this ...

Sail World

The solo sailing blog: Just before the final stretch to the finish
The Independent (blog)
The solo sailing blog: Just before the final stretch to the finish I had my easiest doldrum crossing ever Saturday with only two big black clouds and a slight slow down. I was lucky that as I was crossing the area, the doldrums were ...

The Independent (blog)

The solo sailing blog: Keel failures
The Independent (blog)
I am shocked and gutted at the news that JP Dick has lost his keel. JP has sailed an awesome race and does not deserve this to happen to him. He has worked so hard and maintained his third position despite having to climb the mast countless times.

The Independent (blog)

Giancarlo Ragnetti On The Future of Sailing Yachts
Superyachts.com
“Sailing yachts are increasing in number," comments Giancarlo. "Why? First, because [the owner] can say the line of the sailing yacht is much nicer than that of a motor yacht, it's normal, but also I think if you want to live near to the sea, a sailing ...

Superyachts.com

Anniversary a day of sails
Auckland stuff.co.nz
Auckland Anniversary a day of sails. LAUREN PRIESTLEY. Last updated 05:00 23/01/2013. Waitangi. SAILING STRONG: Classic yacht Waitangi was launched in 1894 and will be one of the many boats on display in the regatta.

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Youth And Experience Come Together For Nacra 17 Debut At ISAFSailing ...
International Sailing Federation
"We have been sailing together since 1993; there is always tension when you race specially among couples. At high level regattas maybe a little more tension than usual but with so many years under our belts we have learned to separate the racing part ...

International Sailing Federation

SAP AG : January 21, 2013SAP Continues Sponsorship of World's Largest ...
4-traders
SAP NEWSBYTE - SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that it once again is the premium sponsor of Kieler Woche, the world's largest sailing regatta. The event takes place from June 22-30, 2013, in the Kiel Bay. Using SAP solutions, spectators on site and ...
Entries open for the 2013 RYA Youth National Championships
BYM News (press release)
The 2013 Championships are being staged at Largs Sailing Club (Scotland) from Saturday 30 March to Friday 5 April and are guaranteed to attract the best youth sailorsfrom around the country vying for top level competition, including competitors ...
2013 ISAF Women's Match Racing Worlds Notice Of Race Released
International Sailing Federation
Organized by the Busan Sailing Federation in conjunction with the Korean SailingFederation and ISAF, the regatta will welcome the world's top female match racers as they battle it out to claim the title and a share of the $100,000 prize fund. Using ...

US Youth World and Sailing Development teams named
Sail World
12 youth sailors have qualified for US Sailing's 2013 Youth World Team, and will receive invitations to represent the United States at the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) Youth World Championship in Limassol, Cyprus from July 11-20. The U.S ...

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