12/19/2012 Extreme Sailing Series 2012 – a look back at an extraordinary sixth year

- 8 international teams, 7 Acts on 3 continents – watch the new 2012 highlights video here- Once again an extraordinary world-class sporting contest, with the final podium decided in Rio in final minutes of action after 209 races this year-...>>

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Category: International

12/17/2012 Thomson Dives South as it Blows Hot and Cold

Top Story: After enjoying the best last 24 hours in the fleet at the 0400hrs (0500hrs French time) ranking, but slowing after the end of his complicated relationship with Claudia, fourth-placed Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) dived south on Monday morning....>>

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Category: International

12/16/2012 35 days, 20 hours, 320 miles to the East Australia Gate, Gabac’h Leads Sunday Trading

Like many close relationships the two French leaders of the Vendée Globe are close to earning their own portmanteau: Gabac’h perhaps. Although, Armel has led the race for more days and may prefer Cléart, or if he is going the Brangelina route,...>>

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Category: International

12/12/2012 OmniAccess provides High Speed Ku-band VSAT Coverage in the Seychelles

Palma de Mallorca – OmniAccess, an industry leading VSAT service provider and network integrator in the luxury superyacht market, will expand its flexible and high speed coverage areas to include the Seychelles as well complementing the existing...>>

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12/12/2012 Emirates Team New Zealand update

Emirates Team New Zealand today completed the permitted 30 days of testing and training in its first AC72 catamaran.   Rules for the 34th America’s Cup allow on 30 sailing days for the first boat between July 2012 and the end of January...>>

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Category: International

12/12/2012 700 miles to Australia West Gate. Punching the clock?

- Small gain for Gabart - Thomson going east - Di Benedetto at Cape of Good Hope Vendée Globe leader Francois Gabart on Macif banked a small, but significant gain overnight against his main rival Armel Le Cléac’h as the leading five skippers...>>

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Category: International

12/10/2012 Day 29 plus 18h at 473 miles to the Amsterdam gate. Big Monday?

- 480 miles over 24 hours, and climbing..... - Le Cléac’h under pressure, Dick fastest - High pressure for second two groups As they roll seamlessly into their 30th day at sea racing, miles tumbling quickly hour by hour on the heels of strong,...>>

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Category: International

12/10/2012 Leigh McMillan does the double – Act 8 Rio winner and 2012 Extreme Sailing Series Champion

- Omani double for 2012 Extreme Sailing Series podium places – as Oman Air claim second place behind The Wave, Muscat who are also victorious in the final Act beating Groupe Edmond de Rothschild by just 0.2 points (on 192.2) - An extraordinary 6th...>>

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Category: International

12/10/2012 2012 Gold Medallists to campaign again

New Zealand’s 2012 Olympic gold medal winning sailing pair have announced that they will campaign again with the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in their sights. Gold medallists in the Women’s 470, Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie declared their intention to get...>>

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Category: International

12/10/2012 Speed king Thomson challenges for third

Alex Thomson rises from fifth to third on drag race to Amsterdam Gate Armel Le Cléac’h has solid 54 miles leadDavies, Béyou have emotional return to Les Sables d’Olonne British Vendée Globe skipper Alex Thomson continues to mount a...>>

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Category: International

12/10/2012 Race of the Day – Hannah Mills explains The Wave, Muscat’s strategy for stadium-racing on Guanabara Bay

Fast, short-courses kept the fleet together on day 3 of racing in Rio, which saw the Extreme 40s sailing in the best breeze the teams have seen so far this week. Despite being briefly interrupted by her hungry skipper, Hannah Mills, London 2012...>>

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Category: International

12/09/2012 Gabart hangs on to Banque Populaire

Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque populaire)still on top Mike Golding, Jean Le Cam and Dominique Wavre at the Crozet gate Fresh bread for Tanguy at the Agulhas gate Making their course for the Amsterdam gate, some 800 miles ahead, the Vendée Globe...>>

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Category: International

12/09/2012 Into the end game – Championship podium places up for the taking going into the final day of the 2012 Extreme Sailing Series

- Groupe Edmond de Rothschild on top form with three race wins, lead going into the final day - Collision between Olympic legend Torben Grael and Series leader Leigh McMillan - Act 8 leaderboard wide open with up to 8 races tomorrow and 81 points...>>

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Category: International

12/09/2012 Banque ‘robber’ Le Cléach’s clean getaway

-Banque Populaire skipper cashes in, back in the lead. -Hugo Boss in the mix after Crozet gate -Golding’s delta still dropping After 28 days of relentlessly intense racing since leaving Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday 10th November the leading...>>

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12/09/2012 Maloney and Meech win 49er FX in Melbourne

Image by Sail Melbourne The young New Zealand crew of Alexandra Maloney and Molly Meech has taken out the 49erFX skiff at the 2012-2013 ISAF Sailing World Cup series opener (Sail Melbourne), just wrapped up today. Making its entrance into the...>>

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Category: International

12/07/2012 Alinghi in pole position as the Final Showdown begins in Rio de Janeiro

- Leigh McMillan makes his intentions for 2012 victory clear, tied on points at the top of the leaderboard after day one - Down but not out – Oman Air and Red Bull Sailing Team set for a night of repairs after collision - Olympic legend and...>>

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Category: International

12/07/2012 ‘Smoking’ Stamm Takes Lead

Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) seizes leadArmel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) stuck in the high pressureThomson well placed for further gains Becoming the third successive leader of the Vendée Globe in less than 24 hours, Swiss skipper...>>

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12/07/2012 Mike Golding & Gamesa in the South Indian Ocean

Mike Golding & Gamesa in the South Indian Ocean " ... horrendous seas, fast sailing and very, very uncomfortable ...." 6 December 2012 Mike Golding, skipper of Gamesa in the 2012-2013 Vendée ...>>

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12/07/2012 Gabart back on top

- The Southern Ocean seesaw drops to favour new leader Gabart, but for how long? - Thomson starts to gain as he gybes and slants NE to take the Crozet gate - De Lamotte’s initiative tested. Armel Le Cléac’h, the most regular pacesetter of this...>>

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12/07/2012 Clipper Ventures Plc signs The Marine Travel Company for Clipper 13-14 Race

Clipper Ventures Plc has renewed its partnership with The Marine Travel Company who have been named Official Travel Partner for the Clipper 13-14 Round the World Yacht Race. It will be the third time that the Canterbury-based marine travel...>>

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Category: International

12/06/2012 Touch and Go pays for Le Cléac’h?

Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h has been able to hold his most direct, optimum course towards the second ice security gate, Crozet, and should be able to pass its west mark before diving south early this morning. Behind him his close rivals are...>>

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Category: International

12/06/2012 BRITISH YACHTSWOMAN, DEE CAFFARI, LEADS OMANI WOMEN TO VICTORY

British yachtswoman Dee Caffari, the only woman to have sailed solo non-stop round the world in both directions, has returned to Oman as skipper and advisor to the Women’s Sailing Team ahead of the Sailing Arabia – The Tour (SATT) next February....>>

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Category: International

12/05/2012 SAP to Transform Award-Winning Extreme Sailing Series Experience With Cutting-Edge Technology Innovation

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — Dec. 5, 2012 — SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced a three-year partnership with the Extreme Sailing Series™ , a world-class, professional Global Circuit that puts fans at the heart of the action through their “stadium...>>

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Category: International

12/05/2012 D + 24 +17hours at 400 miles to the Crozet gate

Tough times for the inbetweenersStill with the indefatigable Armel Le Cléac’h on Banque Populaire in the lead, the advantage continues to grow for the pace making pack on the Vendée Globe this morning as they reach fast towards to the Crozet ice...>>

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Category: International

12/04/2012 The Sailors Soldier On

Fleet NewsIt was not an easy night for the Vendée Globe skippers. The agitated sea bashed the boats and forced the determined navigators to make constant sail changes. Those at the back are moving again. They appear to have been released from the...>>

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Category: International
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