01 January 2013

Vendée Globe leaders near Cape Horn (video)

Day 52 Highlights by VendeeGlobeTV - highlights video of the 52nd day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, December 31, 2012.

Vendee Globe live tracking

Resolve, resolutions and release at Cape Horn - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Cape Horn, and the left turn up the Atlantic has always represented some kind of deliverance for Vendée Globe skippers. Thus far the Pacific winds and seas may have been relatively gentle on the majority of the fleet, but it also is the relief from the mind and body numbing chill that the Atlantic finally brings which is universally welcomed."

Vendee Globe - Full attack mode initiated!
Sail World
In the Vendee Globe, it is full attack mode for all thirteen skippers this morning as each manages to maintain solid average speeds, all making good miles towards their next waypoint. For the leading duo, who spoke last night by VHF radio, the next ...

Sail World

In Race Around World, Boat Relies on the Power of Wind, Water and Sun
New York Times
This week, in the same storm-tossed Southern Ocean that Moitessier attacked twice, the British sailor Alex Thomson is struggling to conserve diesel fuel while competing in the Vendée Globe, the offspring of that first race in 1969, then called the ...

New York Times

Passing A Milestone In The Vendee Globe
Huffington Post UK (blog)
Abhinav Kini :Arsenal 7-3 Newcastle: Goals Galore But Wenger Now Has a Striker Dilemma · Alex_Thomson :Passing A Milestone In The Vendee Globe · ...

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. . . ."

The Mercury: Ukrainians lead the way in sailing
Kyiv Post
Ukrainian crews set the pace yesterday as the International Cadet Dinghy world sailing championships got under way on Hobart's River Derwent. Ukraine teams placed first and second in the opening race and figured among the top results in subsequent ...

Kyiv Post

Palmers Brewery gives to Chesil Trust sailing fund
Dorset Echo
A DORSET brewery has donated £7,000 to help people to enjoy the thrill of sailing with the help of 49er stars Ben Rhodes and Stevie Morrison. The duo took time out from training in Weymouth to receive the cheque on behalf of the Chesil Trust. Palmers ...

Musto Australian championship : Klaus Lorenz & James Scott head for Sandy Bay
BYM News (press release)
The pair of talented young International 420 dinghy sailors racing under their proud WSC Burgee will be a long way from home as they make their bid for a top five finish in the Musto Australian championship hosted by the Derwent Sailing Squadron when ...

Giovanni Soldini begins New York to San Francisco Record attempt
BYM News (press release)
While most New Yorkers prepare for New Year's, the great Italian sailor Giovanni Soldini will cast off from dock tomorrow morning to challenge the New York to San FranciscoSailing Record. Giovanni and his international crew will race their extreme 70 ...

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