17 December 2015

Jules Verne Trophy LIVE Tracking; Clipper Race at Sydney (videos)


Jules Verne Trophy LIVE Tracking: The 27knot global match race continues #julesvernetrophy #spindrift2 #idecsport
IDEC SPORT SAILING | JOYON HOPING TO GET TO THE HORN IN SEVEN DAYS"16 December 2015 - IDEC SPORT is once again on the attack ... The big question today is knowing at what point to begin a series of gybes in order to get across a transition zone between an area of high pressure and a low. This decision will affect a lot of things, but Francis Joyon hopes to be back up with the pace of Banque Populaire V by Cape Horn. This would mean rounding the infamous cape by Tuesday. On the other side of the world aboard IDEC SPORT on Wednesday 16th December on this 25th day at sea, the crew is continuing to make headway towards the NE. “We’re going to continue for a little while like that,” explained Francis Joyon. “We’re currently getting around the north of an area of low pressure that is stretching out a bit with some light stuff. We’re still in the WNW’ly air stream for the moment, but soon we will have to weave in and out. We’re going to have to carry out a series of gybes to get around the low and then wait for the moment, when we can dive south to an area of high pressure.”..."

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race:

Clipper Race: FIRST SYDNEY ARRIVALS - LMAX Exchange, GREAT Britain and Garmin clinch the podium, narrowly missed by Mission Performance, in Race 4 from Albany for the Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup. Published on Dec 14, 2015 @ClipperRace #ClipperRace

The Race 4: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup prizes awarded: "The Race 4: Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup prizes have been awarded at an event at the prestigious Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. Winners LMAX Exchange received a flag from the race’s Official Timekeeper Elliot Brown and Elliot Brown gift cards which were presented by the British watch brand’s Clipper Race ambassador, Da Nang Viet Nam crew member Matt Ogg. LMAX Exchange Skipper Olivier Cardin, whose team have now won three of the four races, said it had been the best race of his life. GREAT Britain received its second place prize pennant, and Garmin for its third place finish."

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Permitting approved for Miami International Boat Show to stage...: " Following hours of passionate public testimony and an extended meeting, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted Tuesday evening to approve some of the final permitting necessary for the Miami International Boat Show to stage its annual event in February at a new venue at the Miami Marine Stadium site on Virginia Key...." see: JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: Miami cuts Virginia Key Mangroves for Miami Boat Show? (video)

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