19 December 2015

Spindrift 2, IDEC SPORT, Jules Verne Trophy; Clipper Race (videos)

Jules Verne Trophy - Day 26 - Sécurité : le bon choix // Safety: the right choice - Published on Dec 18, 2015

IDEC SPORT SAILING | SLOW AHEAD: "18 December 2015 IDEC SPORT is facing a long, slow, tricky passage in an area of high pressure on this 27th day of the attempt to smash the Jules Verne Trophy record...."

IDEC SPORT SAILING | TAKING EACH OBSTACLE AS IT COMES"IDEC SPORT’s slow down during the night, (earlier today back in Europe) had been expected since they passed south of Tasmania. Francis Joyon and his boys reacted calmly without any changes to their watch pattern, as they wait for a temporary strengthening of the SE’ly wind, a precursor to another tricky patch to come this evening in the centre of the area of high pressure. Once past this final hurdle, IDEC SPORT should pick up speed once again. Joyon, Surtel, Pella, Stamm, Herrmann and young Gahinet can’t wait to get back to the level of performance, which saw them cross the Indian Oceanin record time. The clock ticking is still the obsession on board. It is still possible for the big, red trimaran to equal or be close to the time it took Loïck Peyron and Banque Populaire V to get to the Horn..."

Jules Verne Trophy LIVE Tracking: The 27knot global match race continues#julesvernetrophy #spindrift2 #idecsport 

Tight finish into Sydney for Elliot Brown Timekeeper Cup - This week saw the fleet arrive into Sydney after a tough challenge through the unrelenting Southern Ocean during the final stages of their leg from Western Australia to Sydney. Final podium positions were battled right down to the finish - Published on Dec 17, 2015

‘SPAR WARS’: "This week the first instalment of the Clipper 2015-16 Race TV series, ‘Race of Their Lives 2’ gets its UK and European premiere broadcast on BLOOMBERG TV at 1100 GMT (1200 CET) this Saturday 19 December, repeated at the same time on Sunday 20 December. BLOOMBERG TV can be seen in the UK on Sky channel 502; Virgin Media channel 609 and Freesat channel 208..."

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