28 January 2013

Vendée Globe video highlights


Highlights video of the 80th day of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe - Monday, January 28, 2013.

Vendee Globe live tracking (Thomson in 3rd place)

An historic finish in figures - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "The warmth of the welcome and the passion for the Vendée Globe was immediately obvious to everyone who was in Les Sables d’Olonne to witness the historic finishes of winner François Gabart and second placed Armel Le Cléac’h, and indeed to a huge global audience who used every different type of media to share the incredible experience."


Alex Thomson finishing Vendée Globe in cautious mode
The Independent
Foot off the pedal and doing everything to protect his third place over the last 500 miles, Alex Thomson was sounding happier as he added “I don't care where I finish (in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race) just as long as I finish.” Now nearly ...

The Independent

French sailor François Gabart wins the Vendee Globe in style
Practical Boat Owner Magazine
Frenchman Armel Le Cléac'h claimed second place just 3 hours 17minutes 12 seconds behind Gabart yesterday - marking the smallest gap between the winner and the second in the Vendée Globe history. While British sailor Alex Thomson is on course to ...

Vendee Globe Race - Golding tilts at fifth place
Sail World
Vendee Globe Race. The seemingly relentless climb up the Atlantic in the NE'ly tradewinds is a passage that Mike Golding knows well but that does not make it any easier or more enjoyable. There are no tactical, short term options available, this is ...

Sail World

Francois Gabart wins Vendee Globe in record time
7M SPORTS
After a journey of over 28,000 nautical miles, the finish of the 2013 Vendee Globe Race finally emerged into view off the coast of France - for one man at least - on Sunday. Francois Gabart on board Macif crossed the line off the coast of Les Sables-d ...

The solo sailing blog: Supporting fellow competitors
The Independent (blog)
He did not ask me to assist in any way but I felt that I could not just sailoff and leave him until I knew that he was confident and had confirmed his intentions. It was simple for me really, if he had a problem I would try and help him and once he ...

The Independent (blog)

Sailing in Marin: Belvedere's Pastalka among an elite group racing in America ...
Marin Independent-Journal
Marin county sailor Tommy Pastalka, 22, of Belvedere, looks out from the San Francisco Yacht Club in Belvedere, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2013. Pastalka, a 2008 Redwood High graduate is a member of the American Force Youth Sailing team, was recently ...

Volvo Ocean Race to return to Auckland
TVNZ
Auckland has been confirmed to host a stopover for the next two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Government will invest $1.5 million on each of two stopovers to be held in 2015 and 2018. The announcement was made at a briefing on Auckland's ...

Tall ship Empire Sandy booked for Sailing Seaway Clayton
WatertownDailyTimes.com
Sailing Seaway Clayton, a St. Lawrence River festival sponsored by Caskinette's Lofink Ford, has announced that Canadian tall ship Empire Sandy has been added to the 2013 festivities. She is expected to help kick off the 2013 edition of the festival on ...

Tangent comes on strong late to win class
CapitalGazette.com
O'Malley, who is now with Evolution Sails, developed a new design plan that he said “dramatically improved the boat's upwind capability.” Taylor said O'Malley's growing feel for the boat has resulted in each set of sails has “been better than the last ...

C-Class Worls : Hydros - Two great champions join the Hydros team: Mischa ...
BYM News (press release)
Two internationally renowned sailors join the Hydros team ahead of the C-Class World Championships: Dutchmen Mischa Heemskerk and Bastiaan Tentij. Both have joined the team comprising Jérémie Lagarrigue and Billy Besson at La Grande-Motte, in the ...

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