05 January 2013

Vendée Globe Saturday video highlights

Day 57 highlights by VendeeGlobeTV - highlights video of the 57th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Saturday, January 5, 2013.

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Thomson’s Race Against Time - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) participated his first audio interview in a month today on the Vendée Globe race organisation’s English language daily live web tv show, Vendée Globe LIVE. Thomson, who has been using minimum power for the last month explained that it was critically important that he fixed his hydro-generators because he doesn’t have enough fuel onboard to complete the race without them. He was pleased to have rounded Cape Horn into some easier conditions so that he could focus on fixing them."

Vendee Globe - Jury to reopen case of Bernard Stamm
Sail World
Vendee Globe - After receiving the written testimony of Professor Marine Khoromov, the jury decided to reopen the investigation of Case No. 4 under the sailing rule 66. This sets out that the Board may reopen a hearing when there has been a significant ...

Sail World

Fuel shortage could end Hampshire sailor Alex Thomson's Vendée Globe ...
Daily Echo
ROUND the world racer Alex Thomson's Vendée Globe future was in doubt today after he revealed he does not have enough fuel to complete the 24,000-mile race. Thomson's two hydrogenerators, propeller-like generators which provide his 60ft yacht with ...

Voodoo has fleet in spell
Tasmania Mercury
"We were in it in the first race until we had to do our penalty turn, which didn't help, and we were very happy about the way we sailed in races two and three. "We'll be trying to be consistent tomorrow and see what happens." Sydney yachts Forty (nine ...

Vendee Globe: Gutek: “ I think I've come to terms with what happened “
BYM News (press release)
We'll sail on the ENERGA boat on which I raced in the Vendée Globe, the other yacht (editor's note: ENERGA 2, former Bagages Superior, winner of the 1992-1993 Vendée Globe) is still moored in les Sables d'Olonne. ENERGA keeps supporting us and our ...

America's Cup Spying: Larry Ellison's Team Oracle USA Convicted, Fined, Suspended: "The America's Cup is known for some risky behavior: high-speed crashes, capsized catamarans, boats floating into the bay unmanned at night. And now you can add espionage to the list. According to the San Francisco Business Times, an international jury has found Oracle Team USA, the America's Cup champion team owned by Larry Ellison, guilty of spying on Luna Rossa, the Italian rival team. The team was fined $15,200, forced to hand over ten photos of the Italian team's boat and will be suspended from five days of practice as the race approaches. According to sailing blog Sail World, both the Italian team and another rival, New Zealand's Emirates Team, sought a substantially harsher penalty for Oracle, but the jury denied the request. Though prohibited, the practice of spying is apparently not unusual. According to the San Jose Mercury News, spying is "a practice as old as the 161-year-old America's Cup trophy." "It's part of the nature of this competition". . ."

Boat Show Competitions With One Stop Sailing
Island Pulse
This year One Stop Sailing are not just running a competition to win tickets to all 4 shows, but every day at the show visitors can win a half days sail for up to 3 people on an exclusive SB20 (formally Laser SB3) and there will be an overall show ...

Island Pulse

The America's Cup – Sailing's Sacred Monster
Afloat (blog)
#americascup– The America's Cup is a sacred monster, hellbent on devouring its own followers. That is part of its awful fascination. You play with fire if you get involved with this "greatest" of sailing's sporting challenges. Either you succeed in ...

Flying 15 Australian Championships : Hawkins/Jones winner are third attempt
BYM News (press release)
In the Silver Fleet Queenslanders Larry Bardsley and Paul Webster sailing Turning Vehicle had their first win, and as the conditions took its toll several boats retired to the shore. The 8th and final race brought a few surprises and cheers as Rob ...

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