Monthly archives for January, 2012
HOTLINK – After two days at sea on Leg 3, the double-handed, Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40s are dropping sharply south-east into the Pacific with the first three boats keeping close formation as they run off the wind in 30 knots of breeze in the Roaring Forties, leaving Chatham Island port. More here.
MOVING PICTURES – Catch up with the teams and all the action from the last 24 hours, as they head further down the infamous Malacca Straits.
MOVING PICTURES – Sunday, the double-handed Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet started Leg 3 from Wellington, New Zealand, to Punta del Este, Uruguay, with a 6,200-mile course through the Pacific Ocean, around Cape Horn and through the South Atlantic ahead of the five Class40s.
MOVING PICTURES – USSTAG member Graham Biehl discusses the technical aspects of the 470 class. Interview by Craig Leweck, Scuttlebutt Sailing News.
MOVING PICTURES – Highlights from the sixth day at US SAILING’s Rolex Miami OCR, the second of seven ISAF Sailing World Cup Regattas
MOVING PICTURES – This Kiteboard video was sent in by an XS reader. Cool footage of mostly kites but some other stuff too. Good stuff!
MOVING PICTURES – Skipper Dean Barker talks about the big week ahead which includes practice racing in the AC45 against Luna Rossa.
HOTLINK – Vilified in some quarters for a recent uncharacteristic loss of self-control, an apologetic Ainslie still faces a Royal Yacht Association inquiry to be staged by the end of February at the latest which is likely to result with a verbal slap or fine, although within the remit of sanctions the absolute extreme is a ban that would remove his 2012 Olympic dream. More here.
MOVING PICTURES – It’s all hands on deck as the fleet crosses the Singapore Strait and heads towards the South China Sea.
MOVING PICTURES – Spindrift racing MOD70 n°5 launched in Lorient on January 27th 2012.
MOVING PICTURES – Interview with Michael Coxon at the 18-foot skiff Australian Championship after Race 4 yesterday with some cool highlights as well.
MOVING PICTURES – The Singaporean Clipper team joined the other yachts arriving to a rousing welcome at Keppel Bay Marina.
MOVING PICTURES – This week’s show heads to Auckland to check in with Luna Rossa Challenge.
MOVING PICTURES – The crew on-board Abu Dhabi make rapid repairs to their code zero sail after finding a tear.
Winner of the last Solitaire du Figaro, then the Transat Jacques Vabre alongside Jean-Pierre Dick in the autumn, the skipper from Morlaix in Brittany, Jérémie Beyou announced on Friday morning that he will be taking part in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe aboard the monohull on which Michel Desjoyeaux won the last edition of the race. Jérémie Beyou will be making his return to the round the world race thanks to the support of his new partner, the Vendée based company Maître Coq, which specializes in high quality poultry products. He will become the sixteenth skipper to register for the 2012-2013 Vendee, which will start from Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday 10th November.
HOTLINK – Under the Britanny sun, with CEO Yann Guichard and Director Léo Lucet in attendance, the new MOD70 N°05 owned by Spindrift racing was launched in Lorient. Accompanied by the technical team, already composed of Nicolas Debordes, Florent Le Gal, Tim Carrie and Philippe Echassoux, the trimaran had a first taste of the salty Atlantic. The boat will certainly become a true reference in her category. More here.
MOVING PICTURES – Going extreme with the AC45 in San Francisco Bay!