11 February 2013

Vendee Globe - Lamotte and Benedetto still at sea



Mike Golding crosses the finishing line of the Vendée Globe 2012 onboard Gamesa (published Feb10)

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Still at sea: TANGUY DE LAMOTTE / Initiatives-coeur and ALESSANDRO DI BENEDETTO / Team Plastique

Tanguy de Lamotte: " A slow finish " - Vendée Globe 2012-2013: "I’m currently facing 15-to-18-knot wind, which is pretty good, and it looks like I’ll be able to stay on this gybe for a couple of days, until I reach the Azores. I think I’m going to have another very nice day today, the sun is coming up, I’m definitely enjoying it, enjoying the sailing. The finish doesn’t seem too far or too close right now, it’s perfect.   On what is coming next I should have 5 to 10 knots on wind in the end, so it will be a pretty slow finish for me, it's going to take me some time to get to Les Sables d'Olonne. I'm preparing for that, I know I can't expect 50 knots. I'm getting as much rest as I can, physically, because I'm still tired from all my rudder issues. Things are getting better and better, even though the cuts and bruises I have are not healing as fast as I thought they would."

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Golding sets Vendee Globe record - BBC
Mike Golding becomes the first sailor to complete three Vendee Globe races after finishing the round-the-world race.
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Large fleet for Regatta Day Sport - The Mercury - The Voice of Tasmania: "THE biggest fleet of yachts for years will race today (Feb. 11) for the Sir Thomas Lipton Cup at the 175th Royal Hobart Regatta, the result of having the Combined Clubs Harbour Series being listed for Regatta Day. Sir Thomas Lipton donated the trophy to promote yachting in Tasmania in the 1930s. Up to 50 keelboats are expected to participate - more than double the number in recent years. The race, for five groups, starts and finishes mid-river, but the public will get a close-up view, with rounding marks off the Regatta grounds and at Sullivans Cove where the Australian Wooden Boat Festival is being held."



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