31 January 2017

The 35th America's Cup and Red Bull Youth America's Cup (video)

7 Reasons to get excited about the 35th America's Cup in Bermuda May-June 2017

Video above published Dec 10, 2016

Bermuda: Home of the 2017 America's Cup - 35th America's Cup"In 2017 Bermuda will host the 35th America’s Cup. The eyes of the world will turn to the iconic Great Sound where the best sailors on the fastest boats will battle for the oldest trophy in international sport. Racing starts with the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers on 26th May, 2017 and the top Challenger will meet Defending Champions ORACLE TEAM USA in the 35th America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton beginning on 17th June, 2017."

12 teams to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America's Cup

Video above published Jan 24, 2017: 12 teams of the world's top youth sailors have been chosen to compete in the second Red Bull Youth America's Cup, held in Bermuda in June 2017. The Red Bull Youth America's Cup is a proven pathway to the America's Cup, representing the opportunity of a lifetime for these young sailors.

*Provisional America’s Cup Schedule:

Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs *
Bermuda BER 26th May – 12th June 2017

Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals *
Bermuda BER 20-21st June 2017

America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton *
Bermuda BER 17-18th & 24-27th June 2017


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30 January 2017

2017: The Year Of The America’s Cup and New Framework Agreement

This is the year of the America's Cup

Video above published Jan 1, 2017: 2017 is the year that the 35th America's Cup will be decided, and only one team can take home the oldest trophy in international sport. Will it be the Defender's ORACLE TEAM USA again? Or one of the five worthy challengers? Only time will tell.
  • Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers & Challenger Playoffs --Bermuda 26th May - 12th June 2017
  • Red Bull Youth America’s Cup Finals: Bermuda 20-21st June 2017
  • America’s Cup Match presented by Louis Vuitton: Bermuda 17-18th & 24-27th June 2017 

New Framework Agreement Creates Strong Future For The America’s Cup:

Video above published Jan 25, 2017: A vision for the future of the America’s Cup has been agreed by current competitors that would see long-sought stability and continuity in the competition for the oldest trophy in international sport. This unprecedented agreement lays out a framework for the cycle of events, and the type of boats that will be used, allowing fans teams and commercial partners to plan for the future.

New framework for America's Cup | RoyalGazette.com: "During a press conference at The House of Garrard in London, United Kingdom where the America’s Cup trophy was originally crafted in 1848, skippers and team leaders revealed a framework agreement that would cover the next two editions, the 36th and 37th America’s Cup, due to take place in 2019 and 2021 respectively. Racing in the 35th America’s Cup will take place in Bermuda in May/June of this year and the 36th America’s Cup cycle will commence thereafter. “Today we can announce that a new framework agreement has been created, determining the format of the next two America’s Cup cycles, its protocols and its class rules,” announced Martin Whitmarsh, the CEO of Land Rover BAR, a challenger for the 35th America’s Cup ..." read more at link above.


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27 January 2017

LIVE Video of Sailing World Cup Miami 2017, LIVE Twitter Feeds

Sailing World Cup Miami 2017: Sunday's Medal Races LIVE

World Sailing TV's LIVE coverage of the Sailing World Cup Miami 2017, Sunday's Medal Races, starts Sunday, January 29, 2017, 12 noon ET (US)

Sailing World Cup Miami: Saturday's Medal Races LIVE

World Sailing TV Starts: January 28, 2017 SAT 12noon ET (US)

Let's go racing!

Video above published Jan 26, 2017: Racing at the 2017 World Cup Series in Miami, Jan 22-29.

More info on Sailing World Cup Miamihttp://miami.ussailing.org/  and  #SWCMiami17



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26 January 2017

Quantum Key West 2017: J/70 Timelapse, J/70 New Wave (videos)

Quantum Key West 2017 - J/70 Timelapse

Video above published Jan 23, 2017

Quantum Key West 2017 - J/70 New Wave

Video above published Jan 23, 2017

More info on Key West Race Week: keywestraceweek.com

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25 January 2017

The World Sailing Show Video and Ken Read of North Sails Video

The World Sailing Show

Video above published Jan 22, 2017:
1:23 Coville’s new world record
6:22 Youth Worlds
9:59 49er crash
11:02 Vendée Globe and stress
16:25 60 seconds with the president
17:30 Sydney to Hobart – another record

Yet more records were broken this month in some spectacular performances from Thomas Coville’s incredible sprint around the world to a huge chunk being taken out of the Sydney-Hobart classic. Find out how and who is now in the record books. Plus, win or lose, a look at the stress of competing in the world’s toughest race, the Vendée Globe.  And see tomorrow’s stars in action and on the podium at the Youth Worlds in Auckland.

Ken Read of North Sails:

Video above published Jan 9, 2017

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24 January 2017

Quantum Key West Race Week 2017 Video, Robin Knox-Johnston Video

Quantum Key West Race Week 2017

Video above published Jan 20, 2017: For the TP52s and J111s on Division 1, it all came down to the single, final race to determine the winner of each class and the Quantum Key West Race Week Boat of the Week.

D78 : Daily highlights / Vendée Globe:

Video above published Jan 23, 2017

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's message to Alex Thomson after Vendee Globe finish:

Video above published Jan 20, 2017: Clipper Race Chairman Sir Robin Knox-Johnston sends message to Alex Thomson after completion of Vendee Globe. More on the Vendee Globe:

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23 January 2017

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Crew Stories (videos)

#WatchMyStory - Clipper Race crew stories

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race--Watch My Clipper Race Story--playlist videos:
  • Kiki Bakker  4:13
  • Vanessa Jubenot 3:28
  • Tzen Chia 3:33
  • Ana Downer-Duprey  3:57
  • Alex Laline  4:29
  • Jason Chan  2:53
  • Junior Hoorelbeke 3:49
  • Beulah Steele   2:17
  • Annelise Nelson  2:21
  • Nik Brbora 2:14
  • Wayne Reed 2:09
  • Lisa Blair 2:18
  • Vicky Song 1:47
  • Orla Reed 3:42
  • Ryan Bates 3:20
  • Kristi Wilson   3:19
  • Tasha Hacker  3:37
  • Conor O'Byrne  5:54
  • Mark Pigram  2:21
More info: clipperroundtheworld.com

Big turnout at Clipper 2017-18 Race Crew Brief

Video above published Jan 15, 2017: Over 400 crew and supporters attended the Clipper 2017-18 Crew Brief held at the London Boat Show, Excel London. A great chance to meet our partners, try on kit, have photos taken and learn what to expect on the race; plus a few glasses of Stormhoek wine in a popular networking session.

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22 January 2017

Quantum Key West Race Week and Vendee Globe Sailing Videos

HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Day 5 – Quantum Key West Race Week

Video above published Jan 21, 2017: That's a wrap for Key West, thanks all for watching! Next stop: Miami for the 52 SUPER SERIES Miami Royal Cup. Stay tuned. Racing starts again on 7th March. Full Recap: http://bit.ly/2jh5aWZ

D75: Vendée Globe Weekly highlights:

More on the Vendee Globe:

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20 January 2017

Vendée Globe D75: Alex Thomson's Arrival, Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe D75: Alex Thomson's arrival on HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 20, 2017: Daily highlights: Alex Thomson's arrival on HUGO BOSS to finish in second place. Alex Thomson, in this edition of the Vendee Globe, set a 24-hour monohull world record!

Alex Thomson at the finish of the Vendée Globe 2017:

Video above published Jan 20, 2017: Alex Thomson at the finish of the Vendée Globe 2017
For more on Vendee Globe see: JohnTheCrowd.com | Sailing News: Vendee Globe LIVE Updates & Videos, Armel Le Cleac'h Record Finish


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18 January 2017

Vendee Globe LIVE Updates & Videos, Armel Le Cleac'h Record Finish

The eighth Vendée Globe began from Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on Sunday, 6th November 2016. The Vendée Globe race record was held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The finish this year on January 19th sets a new Vendee Globe race record. 

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 finishes in first place, and Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS in second place, at Les Sables d'Olonne, France. Arrival video below.

Vendée Globe D74 : Armel Le Cléac'h arrives at Les Sables d'Olonne:
Video above published 19 Jan 2017

Vendée Globe Update D73: Coming Thursday, an incredible finish

Video above published Jan 18, 2017: D73 - Last miles for the 2 leaders

Stewart Hosford - Vendée Globe finish 2016/7:

Video above published Jan 18, 2017: Stewart Hosford, managing director of Alex Thomson Racing talks about the duel to the finish, Hugo Boss's foils and what the team may do next.

Race director Jacques Caraës on the Vendée Globe 2016/7 finish

Video above published Jan 17, 2017: The Vendée Globe race director on the duel to the finish, the role of foils and the secrecy of the top skippers' teams.

Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII
Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII 
Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS
Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
LIVE Twitter feed:


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17 January 2017

Alex Thomson Breaks 24-hour Solo Monohull World Record (video)

D71 : Alex Thomson's reaction after his record / Vendée Globe

Published Jan 16, 2017: Skipper Alex THOMSON on HUGO BOSS
Alex Thomson Breaks the 24-hour Solo Monohull World Record! 16 Jan 2017:
Incredible! Skipper of Hugo Boss Alex Thomson has just beat the record of distance covered by a solo in 24 hours on a monohull: 536.81 nautical miles!

Vendée Globe D71: A day full of emotions!

Published on Jan 16, 2017 - Vendee Globe 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 is narrowly leading Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS at the front of the fleet heading towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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16 January 2017

Vendee Globe Update, Leaders Battle to the Finish, ETA Jan 19 (video)

Vendée Globe D70 Daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 15, 2017

Vendée Globe D70: "Hugo Boss is on fire"

Video above published Jan 15, 2017

Pedal to the metal all the way to Les Sables d'OlonneLess than 100 miles apart at 18:00 UTC on Jan. 15, Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS, in second, is putting pressure on Armel Le Cléac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII who is still leading. In the intense conditions Thompson likes, the Brit is gaining miles on the Breton. Near the the Azores, the two leaders are engaged in a race of speed on starboard tack, at more than 20 knots (24 knots for Alex at the tally of 15h!). ETA to the finish line near Les Sables d'Olonne, France, is now Thursday, January 19.
Vendee Globe leaders, 21:00 UTC, 15 Jan 2017, less than 1200 nautical miles from the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne
 (source: alexthomsonracing.geovoile.com)
News | Vendée Globe 2016-2017"After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the solo round the world race in winds of up to 30 knots. The skippers, split by just 95 nautical miles, were eating up the 1,300nm standing between them and the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, as they try to squeeze every last bit of speed from their foiling IMOCA 60 raceboats ..." read more at link above.

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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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15 January 2017

Vendee Globe Day 69 Highlights & Updates, Alex Thomson Sailing Video

D69 Images from Alex Thomson / Vendée Globe

Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS looking to finish on January 19 or 20th! Video published Jan 14, 2017.

Vendée Globe D69 Daily highlights

Video above published Jan 14, 2017.

Leaders' positions 14 Jan 2017 at 9 pm UTC (source: vendeeglobe.org)
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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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14 January 2017

Vendee Globe Updates: Le Cleac'h vs Thomson, Sailing Videos

Day 68: Vendée Globe Daily highlights  

Video above published Jan 13, 2017

Vendée Globe Day 68: 40 knots of wind for Sebastien Destremau

Video above published 13 January 2017.

Vendée Globe Weekly highlights #11:

Video above published Jan 13, 2017
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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France:
Position of the Vendee Globe leaders 13 Jan 2017 at 2pm UTC (source: vendeeglobe.org)
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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13 January 2017

Vendee Globe: Less than 2000 nm for Leader Le Cleac'h, Sailing Video

Vendée Globe Day 66 Daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 11, 2017
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 at the front of the Vendee Globe fleet heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
Less than 2000 nm to go for leader Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII as of Jan 12
(source: VendeeGlobe.org)
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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12 January 2017

Vendee Globe: Armel Le Cleac'h, BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII Leads

Vendée Globe Day 66: Full speed for Sebastien Destremau:


Positions on Jan 11, 2017 at 5pm UTC (source: VendeeGlobe.org)
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) is stretching his lead over Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS (2nd) heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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11 January 2017

Vendee Globe Day 66 Update onboard HUGO BOSS, Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 10, 2017.

Vendee Globe day 66 update - Alex Thomson onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 10, 2017.

News from VendeeGlobe.org - Le Cléac’h vents frustration at complex final week, 10 Jan 2017: "Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h today spoke of his frustration as erratic weather in the North Atlantic complicates his path to the finish line. At the latest position update the Frenchman had a narrow lead of 99 miles over British rival Alex Thomson as the pair forged their way north, around 350 miles south west of the Cape Verde Islands ..."
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 in the front of the fleet heading north in the Atlantic Ocean towards the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne, France.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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10 January 2017

Vendée Globe Update, Day 64, Week 9 Highlights, Sailing Videos

Vendée Globe Day 64 Daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 9, 2017: Vendée Globe Day 64 Daily highlights

Week 9 of the Vendée Globe 2016-17:

Video above published Jan 9, 2017: Week 9 for the skippers of the Vendée Globe 2016

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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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09 January 2017

Vendée Globe Update & Day 63 Daily Highlights Video

Vendée Globe Day 63 Daily Highlights Video:

Video above published Jan 8, 2017 - Cheers to Neptune!
Position of Vendee Globe leaders at 9pm UTC  8 Jan 2017 (source: vendeeglobe.org)
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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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08 January 2017

Vendée Globe, Day 62 Highlights, Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS Video

Vendée Globe, Day 62 daily highlights video

Video above published Jan 7, 2017

Vendée Globe Day 62: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 7, 2017

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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker

More info:
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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07 January 2017

Vendée Globe Update & Weekly Highlights Video

Vendée Globe Weekly Highlights Video:

Vendée Globe Update & Weekly Highlights Video above published January 6, 2017.

Vendée Globe Images from Didac Costa:

Video above published Jan 6, 2017
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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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06 January 2017

Vendée Globe: Day 60 Videos, Alex Thomson Onboard HUGO BOSS

Vendée Globe day 60, Daily Highlights Video:

Video above published Jan 5, 2017.

Vendee Globe day 60 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 5, 2017: Alex Thomson answering questions, and looking forward to a shower!
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 leading the fleet heading north in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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05 January 2017

Vendee Globe Day 59, Sailing Videos, Race Update

Vendée Globe day 59 Daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 4, 2017

Vendee Globe day 59 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 4, 2017: A close shave onboard HUGO BOSS--luckily Alex Thomson was alert to deal with the situation

Vendee Globe 04 Jan 2017 - position of leaders at 9pm UTC (source: vendeeglobe.org)
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 at the front of the fleet heading north in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.
Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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04 January 2017

Vendee Globe Update & This Is The Year of the America's Cup Video

This is the year of the America's Cup:

2017 is the year that the 35th America's Cup will be decided, and only one team can take home the oldest trophy in international sport. Will it be defenders ORACLE TEAM USA again? Or one of the five worthy challengers? Only time will tell. Video above published Jan 1, 2017.

Vendée Globe day 58 daily highlights:

Video above published Jan 3, 2017

Vendee Globe day 57 update onboard HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Jan 3, 2017.
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 at the front of the fleet in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:

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03 January 2017

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016 Video, Vendee Globe Update

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2016 - The essence of the race:

The 72nd edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart closed on 1 January with the official prizegiving organised by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia and the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania. The ceremony presented an opportune moment to reflect on a truly memorable race. Anthony Bell’s 100-ft Maxi Perpetual LOYAL won line honours and took almost five hours off the previous race record. Jim Delegat’s 70-ft New Zealand yacht Giacomo showed true resilience in claiming overall race victory on handicap. Their remarkable exploits were both rewarded with Rolex timepieces. However, the Rolex Sydney Hobart is not only about prizes. Eighty-three of the 88 competing yachts finished the 2016 race, testament to the dedication, commitment and passion invested by all who compete. Each and every edition of the race is unique and every race sailed likewise. Competitors enjoy sharing stories on the docks after the race and this overriding sense of friendship and camaraderie are important facets of what makes the Rolex Sydney Hobart so compelling. Video above published Dec 31, 2016. 

Vendée Globe, Day 57 Daily Highlights:

Video above published Jan 2, 2017
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 heading north in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South America.

Vendée Globe 2016-2017 LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org and Hugo Boss tracker
More info:
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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