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Alex Thomson takes the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson takes the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe Thomson set out to become the first Brit ever to win the Vendée Globe but following an epic battle with French skipper. Thomson, 42, set out to become the first Brit ever to win the Vendée Globe but following an epic battle with French skipper Armel Le Cléac'h missed out on the top spot by just shy of 16 hours. The skipper of Hugo Boss crossed the finish line at 0737 UTC in a time of 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds in one of the closest finishes ever in the race's 27-year history. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 3:47 pm Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson finishes second in the Vendée Globe Thomson, 42, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d'Olonne, today on his 60ft racing yacht Hugo Boss. Thomson, 42, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, at 0737hrs UTC today on his 60ft racing yacht Hugo Boss. by Vendée Globe Posted today at 12:41 pm Alex Thomson defies the odds to finish second in the Vendée Globe Alex Thomson defies the odds to finish second in the Vendée Globe After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson reached the finish line on his boat Hugo Boss After 74 days, 19 hours and 35 minutes at sea, British sailor Alex Thomson reached the finish line on his boat Hugo Boss at 7:37 UTC Friday 20th January 2017, and in doing so broke his own British record of 80 days for the fastest solo circumnavigation of the globe in a monohull. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted today at 12:31 pm Jules Verne Trophy – New equator record for IDEC Sport Jules Verne Trophy – New equator record for IDEC Sport Francis Joyon, Sébastien Audigane, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, Alex and Bernard achieved the best performance ever Francis Joyon, Sébastien Audigane, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, Alex Pella and Bernard Stamm achieved the best performance ever for the stretch betweenUshant and the Equator after rounding the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn) with a time of 35 days, four hours and 45 minutes. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted today at 3:59 pm St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and changes St. Maarten Heineken Regatta – Tweaks and changes Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition Paul Miller, Racing Director for the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, spoke about the tweaks and changes to the 37th edition of the St. Maarten Heineken Regatta, including free entry for the Gill Commodore's Cup, sensational Beach Cat packages including very attractive shipping costs from Europe and a novel finale to the Caribbean's most popular regatta. by Louay Habib Posted today at 3:21 pm Quantum Key West Race Week heads down to the wire in four classes Quantum Key West Race Week heads down to the wire in four classes Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining. Tomorrow's lone race for all classes will decide the winner Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. Tomorrow's lone race for all classes will decide the winner in the 52 Super Series, J/111 Class, J/70 Class and the ORC Class. by Storm Trysail Club Posted today at 12:09 pm IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to equipment IKA General Assembly adopts important changes to equipment The General Assembly of the IKA had adopted class rule changes for the TwinTip:Racing Class and the Formula Kite Class The General Assembly of the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) had adopted class rule changes for the TwinTip:Racing Class and the Formula Kite Class at the Annual General Meeting held last Saturday in Brussel, Belgium. by International Kiteboarding Association Posted today at 10:44 am Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Another glorious day on racecourse Mount Gay Round Barbados Series - Another glorious day on racecourse The final day of the Coastal Series at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta concluded in spectacular style today The final day of the Coastal Series at the 81st Mount Gay Round Barbados Regatta, organised by Barbados Cruising Club in association with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc, and Mount Gay, concluded in spectacular style today with sunshine, a good working breeze up to 17-18kts, and a relatively flat sea. by Sue Pelling Posted today at 6:46 am Jules Verne Trophy - Final hours in the South Atlantic Jules Verne Trophy - Final hours in the South Atlantic IDEC Sport Maxi trimaran will soon be leaving South Atlantic. Francis Joyon should be sailing into Northern Hemisphere The IDEC Sport Maxi trimaran will soon be leaving the South Atlantic. Francis Joyon and his crew of five should be sailing into the Northern Hemisphere early this evening. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted today at 5:53 am Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 action-shots by Nico Martinez Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 action-shots by Nico Martinez Nico Martinez was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images Photographer Nico Martinez was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 3 action. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 4:42 am Quantum Key West Race Week - Provezza lead into a Fiery Friday Finale Quantum Key West Race Week - Provezza lead into a Fiery Friday Finale Ergin Imre’s Provezza crew go into the one race final day showdown holding a two points cushion over three boats Solid, consistent sailing over the nine races sailed so far for the 52 Super Series fleet at Quantum Key West Race Week sees Ergin Imre’s Provezza crew go into the one race final day showdown holding a two points cushion over three boats all locked up on the same points tally. by 52 Super Series Posted today at 4:08 am Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 action-shots by Max Ranchi Quantum Key West Race Week - Day 4 action-shots by Max Ranchi Max Ranchi was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images Photographer Max Ranchi was on water at 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week, 52 Super Series and provided this gallery of images from Day 4 - Race eight and nine action. by Max Ranchi Posted today at 3:22 am Quantum Key West Race Week - Azzurra stays in the top group Quantum Key West Race Week - Azzurra stays in the top group Azzurra is just two points behind the current leader in the provisional results, Provezza, as are Quantum and Platoon. Azzurra is just two points behind the current leader in the provisional results, Provezza, as are Quantum and Platoon. With just one race to go tomorrow, the games are still open for the TP52s racing in the Key West Sailing Week. by Giuliano Luzzatto Posted today at 3:13 am Le Cléac'h smashes Vendée Globe race record in spectacular style Le Cléac'h smashes Vendée Globe race record in spectacular style Dozens of spectator boats took to the water to welcome their new hero back to the French port of Les Sables d'Olonne. Dozens of spectator boats took to the water to welcome their new hero back to the French port of Les Sables d'Olonne. by Vendée Globe Posted on 19 Jan Quantum Key West Race Week – Day 3 report from on board TP52 Quantum Key West Race Week – Day 3 report from on board TP52 I was on the TP52 Interlodge. We were boat of the day. Not quite so sure how to explain this one I was on the TP52 Interlodge. We were boat of the day. Not quite so sure how to explain this one by Nic Douglass Posted on 19 Jan Sailing World Cup Miami – New challenge ahead for the 'legend' Sailing World Cup Miami – New challenge ahead for the 'legend' Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges Among the 453 sailors racing out of Regatta Park at Coconut Grove, Miami from 22-29 January, Brazil's Robert Scheidt is teaming up with Gabriel Borges in an attempt to master the 49er like he has the Star and Laser. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 19 Jan Armel Le Cléac'h wins the Vendée Globe in record time Armel Le Cléac'h wins the Vendée Globe in record time Armel Le Cléac'h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race in the process. by Vendée Globe Posted on 19 Jan Clipper Race – Qingdao ambassadors selected after intensive trial Clipper Race – Qingdao ambassadors selected after intensive trial Qingdao has a rich history in the Clipper Race, the only event which trains amateur sailors to become ocean racers Qingdao has a rich history in the Clipper Race, the only event which trains amateur sailors to become ocean racers, and is the event’s longest standing Team Sponsor. The 2017-18 race edition will mark the seventh time Qingdao, also a Host Port, has entered a team in the biennial race across the world’s oceans. by Clipper Ventures Posted on 19 Jan RORC Caribbean 600 – Winning ways RORC Caribbean 600 – Winning ways American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic race, winning five out of eight editions of the 600-miler. American yachts have had a winning streak in this classic offshore race, winning five out of eight editions of the 600-miler, starting and finishing in Antigua. by Louay Habib Posted on 19 Jan Porec returns Croatia to the World Match Racing Tour Porec returns Croatia to the World Match Racing Tour The match racing tradition in Croatia runs deep and the Adriatic coast has seen many big events over the years The match racing tradition in Croatia runs deep and the Adriatic coast has seen many big match racing events over the years in locations such as Rovinj, Dubrovnik and Umag. by WMRT Posted on 19 Jan
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