29 January 2013

Vendee Globe - Thomson sailing in tough conditions for 3rd place (video)


Day 81 Highlights by VendeeGlobeTV

Vendee Globe live tracking (Thomson in 3rd place)

Toughest 24 Hours For Thomson - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "Alex Thomson onboard Hugo Boss is experiencing horrendous, calamitous conditions in the home strait of the race. Having never completed the race before Thomson will be tense. He told the English Vendée Globe Live that he was in horrible conditions of 35 knots of winds and a very confused unpleasant sea. He anticipated that the wind would build later to 35 to 45 knots and then drop off to 25 to 30 knots. It is the cruel nature of this race that in order to ensure the milder conditions in the Southern Ocean the fleet must depart and return to Les Sables d'Olonne at a time when the tempestuous Bay of Biscay is at it's worst. Parts of the continental shelf reach into the bay, creating fairly shallow waters in many parts and also the rough seas for which the region is reknowned. The Bay of Biscay is resident to some of the Atlantic Ocean's nastiest weather. Big storms hit the bay, especially during the winter months. Up until recently, it was not uncommon for merchant vessels to founder in Biscay storms. . . . "

Gabart wins the Vendee Globe | euronews, Sport
Sport - French skipper Francois Gabart held his nerve to win theVendee Globe in a record time ...
www.euronews.com/2013/01/.../gabart-wins-the-vendee-globe...

ISAF Sailing World Cup : A New Beginning for Olympic and Paralympic Hopefuls At ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami: "The 311 sailors representing 37 countries were greeted with spectacular, yet challenging conditions for the first of six days of racing at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami. Sailors on five racecourses on Biscayne Bay welcomed sunny skies with temperatures in the mid-70s and moderate to strong winds. . . . "

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Welcoming Sailors - YouTube: "The sailors, guests and officials were welcomed at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami"

Sailing - Dempsey soars ahead in Miami
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Dempsey soars ahead in Miami. London 2012 silver-medal winning windsurfer Nick Dempsey opened up his 2013 campaign by shooting to the top of the RS:X men's leaderboard at the Sailing World Cup in Miami. Sportsbeat – 10 hours ago. Email 0 ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - US Sailors shine on Day 1
Sail World
The ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami has already started the competition on Monday, completing all scheduled races in 10 Olympic and two Paralympic classes under spectacular sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay. This regatta serves as the selection event for ...

Sail World

EFG Bank Sailing Arabia announces new team line-up
Oman Daily Observer
This year's edition of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia — The Tour kicks off on February 10 at the Amwaj marina in Manama with a strong lineup that includes a new team announced by organisers Oman Sail, Team BAE Systems, skippered by Cédric Pouligny from ...

Sponsorship smooths waters for golden pair
Stuff.co.nz
Sailing champions Jo Aleh and Polly Powrie now have a significant financial backer, a boat sponsor, cars and they have even left home to go flatting. But, best of all, they can plan a campaign for 2013 that doesn't involve cutting costs to the ...

Stuff.co.nz


SWC Miami: Josh Adams Update - Josh Adams, Managing Director of US Olympic Sailing, gives an update on the team before the start of racing at ISAF Sailing Miami 2013.

Katie Derham on perfect sailing spots
Telegraph.co.uk
The sailing is tricky because there are sandbanks and it's very tidal but it's a good starting point for sailing the Channel and Tollesbury Marina itself is so sociable. It's mostly families in small boats. Everyone has a salty sea-dog tale of ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Sailing: Casualties aplenty as sea turns on sailors
Northern Advocate
Screams of "man overboard" meant rescuing skills were kept sharp during the 11th Bay of Islands Sailing Week. After enjoying a calm build-up to the event, it didn't take long before the weekend's weather caused some spilt blood, tight results and ...

Spotlight on a sailing in wake of London 2012
The Oxford Times
WHETHER you like to sail through life or go at it hell for leather, sailing could be the sport for you. That is the advice of Magdalen College School (MCS) pupil Joe Gough, captain of England's top youth team. And with his sailing club planning a £24 ...

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