02/02/2013 Back on the Track

Fleet NewsOffshore, along the coast of Brasil, to the west of Cape Verde, the Canary Islands, between Madeira and the Azores the skippers sail in the winds, along the edge of high pressure. There is another is low north of Spain. "That's the...>>

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01/31/2013 Dona Bertarelli acquires Maxi Banque Populaire V, legendary trimaran and winner of the Trophée Jules Verne.

Ocean-faring maxi trimaran known as Maxi Banque Populaire V has been acquired by Dona Bertarelli and is now gearing up to a new campaign, set to break records and create exceptional events. The trimaran will begin its new career within Dona...>>

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01/31/2013 SIR ROBIN KNOX-JOHNSTON CONGRATULATES ALEX THOMSON ON VENDEE GLOBE PODIUM

Legendary sailor welcomes former Clipper Race skipper to exclusive club of solo circumnavigators Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world, has congratulated Britain’s Alex Thomson on his podium finish in the ...>>

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01/31/2013 BRITISH SKIPPER ALEX THOMSON APPROACHING LES SABLES D’OLONNE TO COMPLETE VENDEE GLOBE IN THIRD PLACE

British solo sailor Alex Thomson is expected to finish the Vendée Globe, the non stop around the world race, at around 0700hrs UTC (0800hrs local time France) this morning.Thomson should finish in third place, setting a new solo non stop record for...>>

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01/31/2013 Mike Golding addresses keel issue; searching for solution at sea

Mike Golding onboard Gamesa has been working for the past 24 hours to resolve an issue with his keel. Investigations over the side of the boat with a camera yesterday evening revealed that the front fairing of the keel olive has been lost....>>

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01/28/2013 Dancing across the South Pacific

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – What do you get when you put three crazy guys on three yachts with dreams of a sailing adventure around the South Pacific? Enough stories to last a lifetime! Canadian Alan Boreham, Australian Peter Jinks and New...>>

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01/28/2013 Epic Week of Racing at Quantum Key West 2013

Key West, Fla --   It wasn't hard to figure out who the winners were upon conclusion of Quantum Key West 2013. Andrea Pozzi and the Italian sailors aboard Bombarda were passing around bottles of champagne. Jim Richardson and the boys on...>>

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01/28/2013 François Gabart, MACIF, winner of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe

François Gabart crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 15 hours 18 minutes 40 seconds, French time, setting a new solo round-the-world record of 78 day, 2 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds.  Beating Michel Desjoyeaux’s...>>

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01/18/2013 Powerful below-deck furlers from Reckmann

Reckmann Yacht Equipment, the Rellingen-based reefing systems specialist which celebrated its 120th anniversary last year, has extended its range of hydraulic below-deck furlers with the new UD2sc. This latest, smallest UDsc model is designed for...>>

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01/14/2013 Gabart relentless as Golding catching Le Cam

Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) may not have made any impression on the 263-mile lead of Francois Gabart (Macif) overnight, but he staunched the losses and south of them the other duels ebbed and flowed. Dick-Thomson, Le Cam-Golding and the trio...>>

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01/14/2013 It’s A Hard Enough Life

After 9 weeks at sea, alone, the fatigue of the race is begin to toll on the mind, body and soul of the skippers. The tiredness can be heard in their voices. The bodies are beginning to fail. Arnaud Bossières (Akena Verandas) is suffering from salt...>>

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01/12/2013 Yachting legend unveils new generation of ocean racers

New Clipper Race yacht goes on public display for week of preview events in capital   Forty-five years since he embarked on his record breaking attempt to become the first man to sail solo non-stop around the world, legendary yachtsman Sir...>>

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01/11/2013 Women Californian sailors meet for convention

'Women sailors are gathering again in California'    . The west coast's premier sailing convention for women is set to launch on...>>

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01/11/2013 Hugo Boss Closes Gap

Fleet News: Thomson’s third place firmly grippedMirabaud under threat of the duo Acciona and Akéna VerandasAlong the same lines The weekend is almost upon us and for the 12 sailors still in the race they are not thinking about donning their glad...>>

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01/08/2013 Cape Horn Ahead

At the end of the pacific passage, through the treacherous deep south, Cape Horn is the last mandatory gate via which the skippers must pass. It is their dream to round the mythical Horn, synonymous with turning into the final furlong, onto the home...>>

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01/05/2013 55 days, 20 hours. South Atlantic, latitude 46 ° off Argentina, Highs and Lows

From the back to the front, 5105 miles separates Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) and the current race leader, François Gabart (MACIF). With four for of the fleet now racing in the South Atlantic and nine in the Pacific, the race is very...>>

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01/04/2013 Thomson Rounds Cape Horn Solo For The First Time

South of the front three boats, Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) triumphantly rounded Cape Horn early this morning at 0238 GMT in a 25 knot wind, making 17.5 knots. This is the first solo passage for the 38 year old British skipper and the culmination of 12...>>

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01/04/2013 THE FIRST ENTRY IS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2013 J.P. MORGAN ASSET MANAGEMENT ROUND THE ISLAND RACE

Cowes, Isle of Wight: The Island Sailing Club opened its entries for the 82nd J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race at 12.01 a.m. this morning and can confirm that the first entry to be approved and processed was Redshank, a Devon-based...>>

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12/31/2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous: Grand Dames and a Baby Elephant

'Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012 - Yanneke II'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to...>>

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12/30/2012 1400 miles to Cape Horn, Full attack

It is full attack mode for all 13 skippers on the Vendée Globe this morning as each manages to maintain solid average speeds, all making good miles towards their next waypoint. For the two leaders, who spoke last night by VHF radio, the next ‘mark’...>>

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12/29/2012 Port La Fôret in the Pacific?

As the two leaders of the Vendée Globe, François Gabart and Armel Le Cléac’h, set up to pass the eighth and final safety gate of the course, after nearly 50 days at sea they continue to race in visual contact for some of the time, only a few miles...>>

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12/28/2012 America's Cup: A look inside Oracle Team USA's building facility

'Oracle Team USA’s second wingsail passes Westhaven en route to the Port of Auckland and delivery to San Francisco'    Richard Gladwell © ...>>

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12/28/2012 Asia Superyacht Rendezvous: Grand Dames and a Baby Elephant

'Asia Superyacht Rendezvous 2012 - Yanneke II'    Guy Nowell ©    Click Here to...>>

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12/28/2012 Catch up time for Dick and Thomson

De Broc in Pacific Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) continue their respective comebacks against the Vendée Globe’s leading duo Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) and François Gabart (Macif) who have been slowed by a...>>

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12/24/2012 Stamm Repairs, Gabart Hares, Golding, Wavre and Sansó Nightmares

Bernard Stamm (Cheminées Poujoulat) was still working this morning (his night) to try and fix his hydrogenerators, re-join the race and preserve any hope of a place on the podium. The weather has hardened, with 16-18 knot northwesterlies sweeping...>>

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