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
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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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