30 January 2013

Vendee Globe - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record (video)


Vendée Globe: Day 82 Highlights - Wednesday, January 29, 2013.

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Sailing - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record - Yahoo! Eurosport UK: "The Wales-born Hampshire racer was third in the Vendee Globe race, crossing the line at 7.25am local time in Les Sables d'Olonne in France in his 60-foot monohull yacht. Thomson, 38, was at sea for 80 days, 19 hours, 23 minutes and 43 seconds and won £64,000 with his placing on the 27,000-mile 'Marathon of the Seas'. It the first time he has completed the round-the-world voyage after two previous attempts."

Vendée Globe: Alex Thomson finishes third after racing to rival's aid
Observer
Alex Thomson did not quite make it around the world in 80 days, but he had the best possible reason for being late. The British yachtsman, who has finished third in the gruelling Vendée Globe solo non-stop race around the earth, altered course in the ...

Observer

British sailor Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe race
The Guardian
The British yachtsman Alex Thomson has finished third in the world's toughest sailing challenge – the Vendee Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race. Thomson, 38, from Gosport, Hampshire, crossed the finish line at Les Sables d'Olonne in France in ...

Alex Thomson finishes third in gruelling Vendee Globe round the world race
The Independent
“This is my third Vendée Globe experience, three times I have left, but only once have I returned at the end and this way is great. The crowds in the harbour to welcome me back, suddenly make it all seem worthwhile.” The elapsed time for his 28,022 ...

British yachtsman Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe round-the-world ...
Telegraph.co.uk
Before the start of the Vendee Globe in November he repeated time and again that his aim in 2012-13 was just to finish, which was a far cry from his assertions in the two previous races where the talk was all of winning. However, on two previous ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Thomson finishes third in Vendee
BBC News
Alex Thomson finishes third in Vendee Globe 2012-13. Alex Thomson has become only the third Briton to finish on the Vendee Globe podium after completing the round-the-world race in Les Sables d'Olonne. The Welsh-born Hampshire racer finished the ...

BBC News

Vendee Globe: Exclusive onboard footage with Alex Thomson
Telegraph.co.uk
After 80 days and 27,000 miles, British yachtsman Alex Thomson finishes third in the world's toughest sailing challenge - the Vendee Globe solo non-stop, around-the-world race. The Telegraph's Life magazine was granted exclusive access to Thomson's ...

Britain's Thomson takes Vendee Globe third
Yahoo! Singapore News
Britain's Alex Thomson on Wednesday arrived in Les Sables d'Olonne, western France, to take third place in the Vendee Globe round-the-world yacht race. The 38-year-old skipper and his boat Hugo Boss crossed the line at 0725 GMT after completing the ...

Yahoo! Singapore News

Sailing - Thomson smashes British around-the-world record
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Eight days have been knocked off the British record for sailing around the world single-handedly by Alex Thomson. Eurosport – 10 hours ago. Email 0. Recommend. 0. Tweet. Print. British skipper Alex Thomson celebrates on his monohull "Hugo Boss" after ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Third Time Lucky for Thomson's Vendee Globe Third
Afloat
#vendeeglobe – Alex Thomson crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 07 hours 25 minutes 43 seconds (GMT) after 80 days 19 hours 23 minutes 43 seconds at sea. He finishes 2 days 18 hours and 7 minutes behind François Gabart. His final race time is 80...

From RS:X And 470 To The Nacra 17
International Sailing Federation
Miami, USA. ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami is hosting the first regatta for the Nacra 17 mixed multihull and whilst most of the seven competing crews bring in multihull experience, Canada's Luke Ramsay and Nikola Girke are newcomers to the discipline.

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Sailing: 19th Singapore Straits Regatta sets sail
Channel News Asia
Elite sailors from countries such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Belgium and Great Britain will contest in seven action-packed races over four days, including their final passage back to Singapore on February 1. This year's edition also provides exposure to ...

ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami - Day One recap
BYM News (press release)
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EFG Bank Sailing Arabia kicks off on Feb 10
Khaleej Times
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Sailing - Dempsey has Rio on the brain
Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Sailing - Dempsey has Rio on the brain. Olympic silver medal-winning windsurfer Nick Dempsey admits he already has Rio on the brain as he continues to stay in the hunt for a podium finish at the Miami SailingWorld Cup. Sportsbeat – 1 hour 52 minutes ...

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Nautilus Sailing named "Outstanding Sailing School for 2012"
PR Web (press release)
Nautilus Sailing was recently named, by the American Sailing Association (ASA), as one of their 2012 Oustanding Sailing schools. This award is given to those sailing schools that have the highest customer satisfaction results, based on anonymous ...

PR Web (press release)

SAILING: ALEX THOMSON HOME AND DRY
Express.co.uk
Golding, in 2005, and Dame Ellen MacArthur, four years earlier, are the only non-Frenchsailors to stand on the podium. This year's edition was won by Francois Gabart, who finished on Sunday. Thomson's achievement is made all the greater by the fact ...

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 ...

Katie Derham on perfect sailing spots - Telegraph
The presenter and journalist on the best places to set sail.
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Sailing Programs - Communitysailing.org
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Sailing in Marin: Belvedere's Pastalka among an elite group racing ...
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