25 January 2013

Vendee Globe racers sprinting toward the finish line (video)


Highlights of Friday, January 25, 77th day of racing in the Vendée Globe 2012-13. (in French)

Vendee Globe live tracking

Gabart on course for record Vendee Globe win
Bangkok Post
French skipper Francois Gabart gestures on board his monohull "Macif" before the start of the 7th edition of the round-the-world yacht solo raceVendee Globe in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France on November 10, 2012. Gabart remained out in front in ...

Bangkok Post

Thomson holding back (in 4th place) waiting for Dick's (sailing without a keel in 3rd place) decision--
A Noble Gesture - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . .  . Tonight and tomorrow morning a front will pass over myself and JP with some strong breeze and I will stick around him to make sure there is someone close by if something was to happen to him. JP is a great sailor and I am confident in his ability to sail safely to wherever he chooses but I know that if I was in his position I would like to have someone watching my back through the strong winds that are coming. He has not asked me to assist in any way, but I really feel that I cannot sail off and leave him until I know that he is confident and has confirmed what his intentions are. It is simple for me really, if he has a problem I will try and help him and once he has got through the worst of the weather safely and happy with the boat tonight, and if he then decides to continue with the race safely, then I will adjust my course and continue with mine. What I don’t want is to be too far away from him if he has an issue with the coming strong winds and before he knows if he is fully capable of continuing.”. . . "

Vendee Globe - Race Village opens, focus shifts to end goal
Sail World
It was a magnanimous Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) that spoke today on the English version of the Vendée Globe LIVE, who is expected to move into third place tonight. At the 1500 UTC ranking today, only 16 miles separated him for Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe - Final sprint begins
Sail World
Vendee Globe 2012 -13 has been fun but the time is coming to bring down the final curtain and move along because the home strait sprint has begun. This morning, the two race leaders passed the symbolic 1000 miles point from Les Sables d'Olonne, the ...

Sail World

Vendee Globe racers sprinting toward the finish line
Examiner.com
The Vendee Globe racers are rapidly approaching the French port of Les Sables d'Olonne, the finish line of the toughest, solo, round the world sailing race. It's approaching 76 days since the race started at Les Sables d'Olonne and the first finishers ...

Examiner.com

Sailing: 52 Class close at Quantum Key West
Naples Daily News
KEY WEST — Three 52 Class entries are in close contention to win the Quantum Key West 2013 sailing regatta off the Florida Keys. With two races remaining Friday, Italian-flagged Azzurra, skippered by Argentinean Guillermo Parada, and Swedish-entry Ran ...

Town Interested in Sailing Club
The Sag Harbor Express
Southampton Town's Parks and Recreation Department has stepped in recently to consider aiding a local group that is hoping to revive the use of a decades-old sailing club at the end of Bay Lane in Mecox Bay. It's called the Mecox Sailing Association.

The Sag Harbor Express

Lake Mission Viejo sailors sweep series
OCRegister
Members of the Lake Mission Viejo junior sailing team swept the top three places in the "C" Class of the Lake Mission Viejo Yacht Club fleet championship series for 2012. Twenty races were sailed throughout the year, with the "C" Class drawing 18 ...

US Olympic Sailing Program names Spanhake Technical Director
BYM News (press release)
Furthering its commitment to surround sailors with expertise and knowledge, USSailing's Olympic Sailing Program named Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake (Annapolis, Md.) Technical Director of the US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider. Spanhake will work directly with ...

Docks stacked at Harbor Island boat show
U-T San Diego
Smoother sailing at boat show. By Jonathan Horn. Jan. 24, 2013. The San Diego Sunroad Boat Show runs through Sunday at the Harbor Island Sunroad Marina. — John Gastaldo....

Edox to time Extreme Sailing Series for 3 years
WatchPro.com
The timekeeping role is sure to scoop Edox global exposure, as the Extreme Sailing Series has attracted more than one million spectators, has had more than one million views on the official YouTube channel and has a global television audience including ...

WatchPro.com

Geelong comes to life for Australia Day at the Festival of Sails
BYM News (press release)
Geelong will come to life tomorrow with thousands of visitors expected to pack the Geelong Waterfront for the Festival of Sails' free Australia Day celebrations. Landlubbers and seafarers alike will revel in the festival's offerings, from children's ...

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