07 February 2013

Back to the City of Sails - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 (video)


Back to the City of Sails - Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Vendee Globe live tracking

Warriors Three Back from the Sea - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: " . . . Wednesday saw Le Cam finish his Press Conference dancing on the table, another Vendée Globe first. Golding today was patient, informative, no less passionate for keeping his feet on the ground and really revealed the reasons he has been back to the race so many times and finished three times. . . . For Le Cam – who has a second place under his belt - the dream of winning is probably to be reconsidered another day. For Golding it is conclusively over. Given the opportunity Stamm would likely take the start line tomorrow if he were guaranteed an official ranking. Meantime the third member of the 50-somethings, Dominique Wavre on Mirabaud is set to finish his third Vendée Globe this Friday around 1300hrs to 1500hrs. The Swiss skipper has sailed a typically assured race, pleasingly devoid of drama and one which he has clearly enjoyed almost all of. He has proven himself to be at one with his boat in all its different environments and has visibly enjoyed sharing the challenge. . . . "

Alessandro Di Benedetto in the Doldrums - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "I have between 8 and 9 knots of wind, at this time it is not violent ... but I'm fine. I'm sailing between 7 and 9 knots upwind.   The windless night with no sleep was long. I spent my night pulling up the Code Zero and the Solent, pulling down the rudders, etc. . . . "

Mike Golding completes third Vendée Globe race
The Independent
After over 88 days at sea, Mike Golding completed his third Vendée Globe solo round the world race and his sixth circumnavigation of the planet, crossing the line in sixth place at Les Sables d'Olonne. It has been a long, hard slog for the man from ...

The Independent

Swiss sailor completes Vendée Globe
World Radio Switzerland
Swiss sailor Bernard Stamm crossed the finish line of the round-the-world Vendée Globe race last night. Stamm had been disqualified on January 9 for a refueling stop after he lost his hydro-generators, so his finish last night was not official. It took ...

Sailing in Marin: Rob Moore Memorial Regatta honors a missed member of the ...
Marin Independent-Journal
sailing and made a significant contribution to the organization and success of manysailing regattas locally and elsewhere. While working in finance he began writing about local sailing events for a variety of publications, joining the Marin-based ...

RAK opens new sailing academy
Trade Arabia
Ras Al Khaimah has launched its first sailing academy at the Al Hamra Marina and Yacht club which will host a variety of sailing classes across all age groups and conduct competitions. Set up by Italy's well known Malingri di Bagnolo family, the RAK ...

Trade Arabia

Recollections of Sailing & Swamping the Dublin Bay 21s
Afloat
Here Roger recounts his first ever sail on the Dublin Bay 21 Garavogue in 1963 at the ripe old age of 11 and tells of his lifelong passion for sailing borne out of sailing these idiosyncratic elegant boats. My own father was a regular crew on the ...

GAC announced as official logistics provider for EFG Bank Sailing Arabia -The ...
AME Info (press release)
Global logistics and shipping company GAC have been named the official logistics partner by Oman Sail, for EFG Bank Sailing Arabia The Tour 2013, which kicks off in Bahrain this weekend. Now in its third year, EFG Bank Sailing Arabia — The Tour is the...

EFG Bank Sailing Arabia - The Tour: Fleet arrives in Bahrain
AME Info (press release)
With just a week to go before the start of the third edition of EFG Bank Sailing Arabia - The Tour, a fleet of One Design Farr 30 yachts has arrived at Amwaj Marina, starting point for the two week competition that will pit some of the world's best ...

Cash-strapped council refuse to support prestigious sailing event
Dorset Echo
Sailing academy bosses at Portland need help to support this year's Sail for Gold event, the nation's largest international Olympic-class regatta which brings together the world's top sailors. Last year's event took on even greater significance as ...

Dorset Echo

BYM Sailing & Sports News
BYM News (press release)
When Alex Thomson made the decision to use Doyle Sails for his third Vendée Globe attempt, he bucked the trend of the pack as the only Doyle skipper in the fleet. It was a decision that Thomson and his team believe paid dividends in his race. “At times ...

Australian J/70 Blasts Local Sailing Circuit
J/Sailing News (blog)
J70 sailing downwind (Sydney, Australia)- Way, way Down Under, it's true all the "ex-convicts" are having a lot of fun in life, work hard/ play hard, love water-sports and, more importantly, love sailing! The first J/70s have arrived in Sydney and the ...

Sailing regatta success
The Stawell Times-News
The racing was dominated by two very good skippers for much of the time, Mal McPherson from Corio club sailing his Impulse "All Shook Up" in the Monohull section, and Taipan sailor Luke Donovan from Portland aboard "Brute Force" in the catamarans.

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