13 February 2013

Closest Race in Vendée Globe History


Alex Thomson attempts the Keel Walk - 8 tonnes of carbon fibre yacht, a 255 horsepower jet ski, 45 combined years of sailing experience, and one crazy guy in a suit. Alex Thomson attempts what he calls 'The Keel Walk', a stunt that has become infamous throughout the world thanks to the iconic image of Alex 'riding' the keel of his 60ft yacht 'HUGO BOSS'.

Vendee Globe live tracking

The Closest Race in Vendée Globe History - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "With Tanguy De Lamotte (Initiatives Cœur) forecast to arrive on the morning of Sunday February 17 and the last man, Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique), now saying he will be back on Thursday, February 21, this Vendée Globe is due to be the closest in the race’s 24-year history. It was the closest at the front between the top two finishers and it should be the most compact fleet ever, with easily the smallest number of days between first and last. The last skipper, Norbert Sedlacek (AUT), in 2008-9 finished more than 42 days after the winner Michel Desjoyeaux; in 2004-05 the gap between the winner, Vincent Riou, and the last skipper, Karen Leibovici was almost 39 days; . . .This time Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) should finish 25 days after the winner Francois Gabart. . . . . "

Sail World

Sailing Arabia: AISM Dubai make in-port race sweep as focus moves to UAE
The National
The nine crews competing in the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia - The Tour will set sail for Abu Dhabi on Leg 2 today after three in-port races in Qatar, all of them won by Dubai's AISM crew. Bertrand Pace, the AISM captain, is returning to compete in the Gulf ...

The National

New rules recommended for sailing under Bay Bridge after January incident
San Francisco Examiner
A maritime safety group could adopt new guidelines Thursday that would limit ships from sailing under the Bay Bridge in foggy conditions, among other safety precautions. The move comes after the 752-foot tanker Overseas Reymar stuck the Bay Bridge on ...

San Francisco Examiner

New Competitions Manager Joins ISAF Secretariat
International Sailing Federation
Since then he has been officiating regularly in the Olympic Classes (including the Sailing World Cup, the Finn Gold Cup and the ISAF SailingWorld Championships in Perth last year) and he was the Jury Secretary at the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition ...

International Sailing Federation

Australian team named for 2013 World Youth Championships
My Sailing
Australia has a proud history at the ISAF Youth Sailing World Championships and will send a strong team to the 2013 event, being held in Limassol, Cyprus, between July 13 and 20. Racing in Cyprus will take place in eight classes with 12 young ...

My Sailing

Dos Pueblos Sailors Compete with Olympians at World Cup in Miami
Noozhawk
Established in 1990 by U.S. Sailing and formerly known as Miami OCR, the regatta annually draws elite sailors, including Olympic medalists and hopefuls from around the world. The regatta is a mainstay on the winter circuit for sailors who are ...

A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as exclusive GBR sail number goes up for ...
BYM News (press release)
The RORC Rating Office is offering sail number GBR 1000 R for sale by auction, and will donate 50% of the sale proceeds to Toe in the Water, the charity that offers competitivesailing opportunities to injured servicemen and women. This could make the ...

America's Cup: First day of sailing for Emirates Team NZ's new AC72
Sail World
Emirates Team NZ's photographer, Chris Cameron was on the water today for the first sail of the team's second generation AC72, launched on February 4, 2013. Condition were a light seabreeeze of less than 8kts, but still sufficient for the AC72 to foil.

Sail World

EFG Bank (Monaco) finishes second in the first on the first leg (Bahrain – Qatar)
BYM News (press release)
Congratulations to EFG Bank (Monaco) who finishes second on the first leg of the EFG Bank Sailing Arabia – The Tour 2013. Skippered by Sindey Gavignet, including Monaco born Damien Desprat Leral, it is the first Farr30 flying the YCM colours to take ...

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