30 December 2016

Vendée Globe Daily Updates, Sailing Videos, Dec 29 - Jan 2

Note to readers: this page will be updated regularly through the New Year's Holiday (from December 30 through January 2) with videos and LIVE twitter feed (below) as Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (without starboard foil) and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII engage in an epic struggle for first place at the front of the Vendée Globe fleet, moving north in the Atlantic Ocean. 

Vendee Globe day 56 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 31, 2016: After a successful repair job onboard HUGO BOSS, Alex Thompson can now get some sleep, he'll need the rest for the upcoming passage through the doldrums and to keep making gains on Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII.

UPDATE January 01, 2017, 9pm UTC: relative positions of Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) off the coast of Brazil in the south Atlantic Ocean per VendeeGlobe.org:

  LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker 
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Vendee Globe day 55 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 30, 2016: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS has gained hundreds of miles on the Vendee Globe leader Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII, since rounding Cape Horn--what a comeback!

Vendée Globe Weekly highlights:

Vendée Globe Weekly highlights published December 30, 2016.

Vendée Globe Day 53 daily highlights:

Vendée Globe Day 53 daily highlights video above published Dec 29, 2016.

Vendee Globe Update Dec 29, 2016: In the Vendee Globe 2016-17 solo non-stop round-the-world sailing race, Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) made an unbelievable comeback to close within miles of Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII in first--less than 75 nautical miles separated the two as of Dec. 29 at 18h in the South Atlantic (see graphic above) and less than 35 nautical miles later at 22h.

The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.


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24 December 2016

2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race UPDATES, Sailing Videos

2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – 29 December – Giacomo crowned race winner:

Jim Delegat’s Giacomo is confirmed as the overall winner of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Giacomo, a 70-ft yacht from New Zealand, becomes the first overseas yacht to win the race since 2007. Victory is reward for an excellent and consistent race and is a triumph of persistence. Two years ago, Giacomo was forced to retire from the Rolex Sydney Hobart after she dismasted off the Tasmanian coast. After a year rebuilding the boat, the crew returned for the 72nd edition of the race determined to make amends for that disappointment. After finishing just under two hours behind line honours winner Perpetual LOYAL, and registering the second fastest time in the race’s history, overall victory was confirmed when the pursuing yachts hit fickle conditions in Storm Bay and along the Derwent River. Reward for this outstanding success came in the shape of the Tattersall’s Cup and a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40.
Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016 – 28 December – A New Race Record:


Video above published Dec 27, 2016: The race record has been broken in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. Arriving in Hobart at 02:31.20 on Wednesday 28 December, Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL set a a time of 1 day, 13 hours, 31 minutes and 20 seconds, some 4 hours, 51 minutes and 52 seconds faster than Wild Oats XI’s 2012 record. Taking advantage of a consistent breeze throughout the 628-nautical mile race, Perpetual LOYAL enjoyed close competition with eight-time line honours winner Wild Oats XI, assuming leadership of the race shortly after the latter’s retirement. It was a lead she preserved during the final stages of the race along the eastern coast of Tasmania and down the Derwent River to the finish line in Hobart. During the line honours presentation held on Constitution Dock in Hobart, Bell and his crew were rewarded for their remarkable exploits with the J.H. Illingworth Trophy and a Rolex Yacht-Master II timepiece.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Line Honors:  @PerpetualLoyal crossed the line in Hobart at 2:31.20am on Wednesday December 28, 2016--Official race time for Perpetual Loyal: 1 day, 13 hrs, 31 mins, 20 secs.--Beats Wild Oats XI 2012 record by 4hrs, 51 mins, 52 secs.

Line Honours:
1. Perpetual LOYAL
2. Giacomo (overall race winner)
3. Scallywag
4. Black Jack
5. Beau Geste

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race UPDATE: 27 December – Relentless Pace:

UPDATE: Records are set to be broken at the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race as the fleet makes rapid progress through the Bass Strait on route to the finish line in Hobart, Tasmania. The Rolex Sydney Hobart is always an unforgiving and unpredictable race and this year’s 72nd edition is proving no exception. Anthony Bell’s Perpetual LOYAL leads the fleet and together with a number of frontrunners is sailing well within the race record time. The holder of that record and eight-time line honours winner, Wild Oats XI, was forced to retire from the race after sustaining keel damage. She was leading the race at the time. Further twists and turns are expected in the coming hours as Hobart prepares for the arrival of the first boats.

2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Start, LIVE Video Replay:

The LIVE broadcast video of the start of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race from Sydney, Australia

UPDATEWild Oats XI confirms retirement - Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016: "Wild Oats XI retires with keel damage --News from Australia, Tuesday, December 27, 2016 12:00 PM"

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – 26 December – Race Underway

The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is underway. A fleet of eighty-eight yachts from eleven countries, and comprising four 100-ft Maxi yachts, are contesting the 72nd edition of this famous 628-nautical mile offshore race. On a perfect Sydney summer’s day, and with hundreds of thousands of specators watching on from the city’s numerous vantage points, the fleet provided a stunning speactacle sailing under spinnaker. Among the Maxis, Perpetual Loyal made the most impressive start and was the first yacht to clear Sydney Heads and begin the charge down the New South Wales coast of the Tasman Sea. The Rolex Sydney Hobart is revered throughout the world. Its legend, heritage and distinctive slot in the international sporting calendar have ensured it is one of few sailing events to have genuinely entered the public consciousness. Rolex has been Title Sponsor of the race since 2002.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 Highlights Video:

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Highlights - The 71st edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race lived up to its name with the most dramatic weather and racing conditions in over a decade. Of the 108 boats, 28 were from international countries, including the first ever Chinese yachts. Sailing their 100 foot Maxi Comanche, Jim and Kristy Clark took home line honours, as well as a Yacht Master II in Everose Rolesor; while Paul Clitheroe and his TP52 Balance won the coveted Tattersall’s Cup, in addition to a Yacht Master I in Rolesium. Published on Jan 26, 2016

2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: Over the past 71 years, the Rolex Sydney Hobart has become an icon of Australia's summer sport. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage than does the start on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day, December 26, 1:00 pm local time in Sydney, Australia.


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23 December 2016

Vendee Globe 2016-17 Updates & Sailing Videos, Dec. 23-29

UPDATES at JohnTheCrowd.com: Vendée Globe Daily Updates, Sailing Videos, Dec 29 - Jan 2

D52 : Daily highlights / Vendée Globe

Video above published Dec 28, 2016: Vendée Globe day 52 daily highlights.

Vendee Globe Update Dec 28: Alex Thompson on HUGO BOSS closes within 255nm of leader Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII in the Vendee Globe 2016-17 solo non-stop round-the-world sailing race.
Vendée Globe Day 51 Daily highlights video:

Video above published Dec 27, 2016.

Vendée Globe Day 50 Daily Highlights:

Vendee Globe video above published December 26, 2016. Vendée Globe Day 50: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS passes Cape Horn.


Vendée Globe Day 47 Daily highlights:

Vendée Globe Day 47 Daily highlights video published Dec 23, 2016: First-place leader Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII passes Cape Horn! Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS, in second place, should pass Cape Horn on Christmas Day, December 25th.

Vendée Globe Day 46 Daily Highlights:

Vendée Globe Day 46 Daily Highlights Video published Dec 22, 2016.

UPDATES and LIVE Twitter feed at JohnTheCrowd.com: Vendée Globe Daily Updates, Sailing Videos, Dec 29 - Jan 2.
The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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22 December 2016

Vendee Globe Update and Day 45 Highlights Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Day 45 Daily Highlights Video:

Video above published Dec 21, 2016

Vendée Globe Day 45 video from Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 21, 2016

Vendée Globe Day 45 Alex Thomson Update Onboard HUGO BOSS

Video above published Dec 21, 2016--a 'very chipper' Alex Thomson--"support has been incredible, knowing you guys are behind him means the world to Alex so keep it coming!!"

Vendee Globe Update: In the Vendee Globe 2016-17 solo non-stop round-the-world sailing race,
Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently leading the fleet headed east across the Pacific Ocean towards Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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21 December 2016

Vendée Globe Day 44 Daily Highlights & Update, Sailing Video

Vendée Globe Day 44 Daily Highlights Video:

Vendée Globe video above published Dec 20, 2016: Day 44 daily highlights

Vendee Globe Update: In the Vendee Globe 2016-17 solo non-stop round-the-world sailing race, Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently leading the fleet headed east across the Pacific Ocean towards Cape Horn at the southern tip of South America.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org

At 1530hrs UTC, 20 Dec 2016, Thomas Ruyant on his critically damaged IMOCA Le Souffle du Nord with the two specialists on board and the pump working, was 25 miles – or about four hours – from the haven of Bluff, the southernmost town on South Island, New Zealand. The bow section of his IMOCA flooded and the stern clear of the water, the boat pitching out of control, Ruyant had spent many uncertain hours fighting to bring his boat to safety, often losing steerage in big seas and buffeting winds which gusted to over 55 knots. Read more at Vendée Globe 2016-17 News: Thomas Ruyant approaches Bluff, New Zealand
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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20 December 2016

Vendée Globe Racing Yacht Collision With Container in Ocean? (video)

Vendée Globe Day 43 Daily highlights

Video above published Dec 19, 2016: Vendee Globe Day 43 Daily highlights - a Vendée Globe racing yacht collision with a container adrift in the ocean?

Vendée Globe Day 43 Update from Alex Thomson onboard HUGO BOSS:

Alex Thomson onboard HUGO BOSS - video published Dec 19, 2016

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently leading the Vendee Globe fleet heading for Cape Horn at the tip of South America.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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19 December 2016

Vendée Globe Day 42 Daily Highlights Video, Updates

Vendée Globe Day 42 Daily highlights:

Video above published Dec 18, 2016: Vendée Globe Day 42 Daily highlights

Day 42 Images from Pieter Heerema in the Vendée Globe:

Video above published Dec 18, 2016: Day 42 Images from Pieter Heerema

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently leading the fleet in the Vendee Globe sailing race.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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18 December 2016

Vendée Globe Updates, Days 40 & 41 Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Day 41 Daily highlights:

Video above published Dec 17, 2016: Vendée Globe Day 41 Daily highlights: Rich WILSON / Alan ROURA / Paul MEILHAT

Vendée Globe Day 40: 100 shades of grey:

Vendée Globe Day 40: Images from Rich Wilson:

Video above published Dec 16, 2016

Vendée Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII is stretching out his lead over Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and the rest of the Vendée Globe fleet heading east across the Pacific Ocean to Cape Horn:

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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The Vendée Globe race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016.

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17 December 2016

Vendée Globe Update, Daily Highlights, Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Day 40 Alex Thomson update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 15, 2016: Heading east for a Christmas around Cape Horn, all is well with Alex Thomson onboard HUGO BOSS. He is concentrating on staying fast in second making up miles when given the opportunity.

Vendée Globe Day 38 Daily Highlights: 

Vendée Globe video above published Dec 14, 2016: Day 38 Daily highlights / Vendée Globe

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd), lead in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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16 December 2016

CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2016, Sailing Video

CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2016:

CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2016: Streamed live on Dec 13, 2016

The CYCA's SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, one of Sydney's most spectacular sporting and harbour fixtures, has for 23 consecutive years marked the start of the Rolex Sydney Hobart lead-up events.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS is in second place and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII has taken a commanding lead in the Vendee Globe sailing race:
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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15 December 2016

Vendee Globe Update, Week 5 HUGO BOSS Highlights, Sailing Video

Week 5 Highlights Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 13, 2016: Alex Thomson, skipper of HUGO BOSS, has been through 2 uncomfortable depressions this week, he's still smiling and still in the race. Alex now has to cross The Pacific Ocean before passing Cape Horn.

Vendée Globe Day 38 Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 12, 2016: Lighter winds in The Pacific today, Alex enjoys the respite as he waits for the wind he needs to keep up with Voile Banque Populaire.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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14 December 2016

Vendee Globe Day 37 Daily Highlights Sailing Video

Vendee Globe Day 37 Daily Highlights Sailing Video:

Video above published on Dec 13, 2016: Vendee Globe Day 37 Daily highlights

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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Vendee Globe Update, 2016 Extreme Sailing Series Season Video

2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ - a look back at the season

Video above published Dec 11, 2016: Check out some of the best footage from the first foiling year of the Extreme Sailing Series™, which saw the fleet of super-fast hydro-foiling GC32s travel the globe, stopping in Muscat, Qingdao, Cardiff, Hamburg, St Petersburg, Madeira Islands, Lisbon & Sydney on the way.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently the leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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13 December 2016

Vendée Globe 2016-17, Day 37 Update Video Onboard HUGO BOSS

Vendée Globe day 37 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 12, 2016: Alex Thomson is all smiles onboard HUGO BOSS after a successful day reigning in Voile Banque Populaire's lead. Time to prepare the boat before it enters another low pressure weather system this evening.
Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently the top 2 leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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RORC Transatlantic Race: Maverick Blasts into Grenada: "Maverick Blasts into Grenada Day 15: RORC Transatlantic Race: Infiniti 46, Maverick, skippered by Oliver Cotterell crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada at 06h 52m 09s on 10th December 2016. The British yacht, with radical side foils is provisionally the winner of IRC Canting Keel and currently placed second overall under IRC for the RORC Transatlantic Race ..."

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12 December 2016

Vendee Globe Update Video, Alinghi Wins Extreme Sailing Series 2016

Vendee Globe Day36: Daily highlights video:

Vendee Globe video above published Dec 11, 2016 


Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cléac’h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently the leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

News - Vendée Globe 2016-2017: "The disturbed weather system off New Zealand is dropping down so quickly towards the Antarctic that Armel Le Cléac’h has had to rejig his gameplan. He’s now set to pass to the North of this low pressure centre and will lose the bulk of his lead over Alex Thomson. For a second time, the two leaders are set to endure 36 lively hours, whilst their pursuers will have a calmer transition into the Pacific…" (more at link above)

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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Alinghi is overall champion of the Extreme Sailing Series 2016:
Final results Extreme Sailing Series 2016

Kings of cool Alinghi win Sydney finale to secure third Extreme Sailing Series™ title | News: "Swiss team Alinghi were crowned 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ champions today after an epic final-day shoot-out at the season finale in Sydney. In a nail-biting showdown that went right down to the wire, Arnaud Psarofaghis’ men saw off a last-ditch attempt from arch rivals Oman Air to complete their ascendancy to the top of the 2016 rankings. It’s the third time Alinghi have won the Extreme Sailing Series following victories in 2008 and 2014 but the first time they’ve done so ‘flying’ on the new lightning fast GC32 catamarans ...." more at link above and Extreme Sailing Series 2016, Sydney, Australia, Dec 8-11, LIVE Video.

2017 Extreme Sailing Series venues:


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09 December 2016

Extreme Sailing Series 2016, Sydney, Australia, Dec 8-11, LIVE Video

LIVE Sydney: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016

LIVE Sydney: Day Three - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: December 9, 2016 FRI 10:00 PM EST (US)

LIVE Sydney: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016

LIVE Sydney: Day Four - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016 Starts: December 10, 2016, SAT 10:00 PM EST (US)

More info: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/live

3D Sydney: Day Two - Graphics Video - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016

3D Sydney: Day Two Above - Graphics Video - Extreme Sailing Series™ 2016
December 8, 2016, THU 9:00 PM EST *US) Streamed LIVE 


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08 December 2016

Vendée Globe Updates, Sailing Videos: Alex Thomson, HUGO BOSS

Vendée Globe Day 34 Update 9 Dec 2016, Onboard HUGO BOSS

Video above published Dec 9, 2016: As the low pressure weather front follows Alex Thomson aboard HUGO BOSS towards the southern tip of New Zealand, life becomes increasingly uncomfortable for the two Vendee globe front runners and they are buffeted around by increasingly strong gusty wind conditions.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) are currently leading the Vendee Globe sailing race.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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Vendée Globe Day 33 Update Onboard HUGO BOSS
Video above published on Dec 8, 2016: Tough couple of days ahead for Alex Thomson, but as you can see the sense of humour has not been lost. Sailing conservatively, focusing making it to the horn in one piece.

Vendee Globe Day 32: Video by Sébastien Josse:

Video above published Dec 7, 2016 by Vendee Globe as "J32 : Images de bord de Sébastien Josse"

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07 December 2016

Vendee Globe Day 31, Alex Thomson, Week 4, Sailing Videos

Day 31 Daily Highlights Vendée Globe
Vendee Globe video above published Dec 6, 2016: Day 31 Daily Highlights Vendée Globe Week 4 

Highlights onboard HUGO BOSS
Video above published Dec 6, 2016: One month ago to the exact day, Alex left Les Sables d'Olonnes and started the Vendée Globe. Since then he has been at the front of the fleet in battle with French rival Armel Le Cleac'h, as well as breaking three race records. This week Alex had a special visit from the Marine Nationale helicopter just off the Kerguelen Islands, capturing some of the most stunning footage of an IMOCA 60 to date.
Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) are currently leading in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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06 December 2016

Vendée Globe Day 29, A Day To Forget For Conrad Colman (video)

Vendée Globe Day 29: A day to forget for Conrad Colman:

Kiwi skipper Conrad Colman knocked flat. He filmed the situation and showed us how he put his boat upright. Video above published Dec 4, 2016

J29 : Magnifique coucher de soleil filmé par Yann Eliès in the Vendée Globe:

Vendee Globe, Day 29: Magnificent sunset filmed by Yann Eliès. Vendée Globe video published Dec 5, 2016.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (second) and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (first) are still leading in the Vendee Globe sailing race.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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05 December 2016

Vendee Globe, RORC Transatlantic Race, Updates, Sailing Video

D28 : The best moments of the day / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Dec 3, 2016: The best moments of the 28th day of race

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently the leaders in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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RORC Transatlantic Race Update Day 9: The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record.
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04 December 2016

Vendee Globe Update & Daily Highlights, Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Video Update Onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 3, 2016: Neck and neck with Voile Banque Populaire! Alex Thomson onboard HUGO BOSS is looking forward to starboard tack!

D26 : Daily Video Highlights Vendée Globe

Daily highlights video above published Dec 1, 2016.

Day 26 Images from Rich Wilson in the Vendée Globe:

Video above published December 1, 2016, Vendee Globe sailing race.

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently leading in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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RORC Transatlantic Update: Phaedo3 victorious in Grenada: RORC Transatlantic Race - Day 8: Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was outside their race record set last year (5 days 22 hours 46 minutes 03 seconds), Phadeo3 but well ahead of their closest 2016 rival, Giovanni Soldini's Italian MOD70 Maserati.

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03 December 2016

Vendee Globe 2016-17, Weekly Highlights, Sailing Videos

Vendee Globe 2016-17 | Weekly highlights video playlist[English]:

Vendée Globe Video Playlist by IMOCA Ocean Masters, list of videos in playlist above:
  1. Incredible footage of Edmond de Rothschild North of the Kerguelen  1:13
  2. Incredible footage of Hugo Boss and Banque Populaire North of the Kerguelen 3:10 
  3. Weekly highlights - Week 2 - Vendée Globe 2016 13:35
  4. First week's highlights - Vendée Globe 2016 2017 13:01 
  5. Weekly highlights - The week before the start - Vendée Globe 2016 13:49
D25 : Kojiro Shiraishi climbing to the top of his mast / Vendée Globe:

Vendee Globe video above published December 1. 2016: Day 25 : Kojiro Shiraishi climbing to the top of his mast

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are currently at the top of the leaderboard in the Vendee Globe sailing race.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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02 December 2016

Vendee Globe Video Update & RORC Transatlantic Race Update

Vendée Globe Southern Ocean HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 1, 2016: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS has just passed north of the Kerguelen Islands, a remote archipelago of islands in the southern Indian Ocean, known as the desolate islands, and is on route to pass Australia on his way towards Cape Horn in South America in the Vendee Globe. *Credit: Marine Nationale / TF1 / Nefertiti Prod

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are a close 1st and 2nd at the top of the leader board in the Vendee Globe.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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RORC Transatlantic Race Update 1 Dec 2016: Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction for the RORC Transatlantic Trophy. Behind the frontrunners, much of the fleet have encountered light winds and the future looks pretty grim with headwinds forecast. The team on the MOD70 Phaedo3 has hardly put a foot wrong since leaving Marina Lanzarote last Saturday (26 November). With perfect timing, Phaedo3 has blasted south connecting with another weather system to provide yet more high speed adrenalin downwind sailing. Listen to Brian Thompson's daily take on the race HERE. https://soundcloud.com/user-403153421

More info: rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/
Twitter: #rorcrtr and @RORCracing

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01 December 2016

Vendee Globe Day 24 & 25, Daily Highlights Videos

D25 : Daily highlights / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Nov 30, 2016.

D24 : Daily highlights / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Nov 29, 2016

Vendee Globe Update: Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII (1st) and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) are currently at the top of the leader board in the Vendee Globe.

LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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