02/26/2013 2012-2013 VENDEE GLOBE HIGHLIGHTS

The seventh edition of the Vendée Globe was a record-studded race (Youngest winner, smallest gap between the first two skippers, two sailors under 80 days, smallest gap between the first and the last skipper) that kept sailing enthusiasts on the...>>

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02/25/2013 St. Moritz Match Race Postponed to 2014

London, UK : The St Moritz Match Race, an official stage of the Alpari World Match Racing Tour, has been postponed to 2014 due to a lack of commercial funding for the event this year.   “We are very sad to have to make this...>>

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02/08/2013 The Morning After The Night Before : Golding celebrates his Vendée Globe Finish. Dockside Interview & Press Conference Quotes

  Mike Golding has spent the day speaking very personally and openly about his record-breaking finish in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. Golding, and his yacht Gamesa, crossed the...>>

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02/07/2013 Mike Golding finishes Vendée Globe in sixth position becoming only person in 24 year history of iconic race to successfully finish three times

Mike Golding, skipper of Gamesa, crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe at 18:38:26 UTC/GMT on Wednesday 6 February in 6th place, becoming the first person in the 24 year history of the solo, non-stop, round the world race, to finish...>>

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02/07/2013 Sailing festival in store with Volvo Ocean Race to stop at Newport, Rhode Island for first time

Newport, Rhode Island - February 2013 - Newport, Rhode Island will host the Volvo Ocean Race for the first time after winning a place on the route for the 12th edition of sailing's premier round-the-world challenge in 2014-15.The Race will reach...>>

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02/07/2013 Jean Le Cam ( SynerCiel) finishes fifth in the Vendée Globe 2012-2013

Jean Le Cam crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe at 12h:14m:58s UTC (local time France minus 1hr) this Wednesday 6th February to end a gale stricken final passage across the Bay of Biscay and secure fifth place overall after a long,...>>

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02/02/2013 Gothenburg to stage Volvo Ocean Race finale in 2015

Gothenburg, - The Swedish city of Gothenburg will be the final stop on the route for the 12th edition of the Volvo Ocean Race in 2014-15 and will also feature in the 13th edition under a two-race deal presented on Friday.Gothenburg is Sweden's...>>

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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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