Although there is still 117 days to go before the start of the next Vendée Globe, the mix of newcomers and familiar faces on the list of entrants should make this seventh edition an exciting one to follow. Many of the IMOCA yachts are in the water, putting put through rigorous testing by their respective skippers; some, like Sam Davies, even share their daily activities leading up to the event via social media. Stay tuned for more stories, as we get closer to this fabulous event.
The Route Halifax to Saint-Pierre race and the Kris Ocean Race are now behind us, check out the results from both events!
Luc Coquelin celebrates his line honour victory in the 2012 Route Halifax St. Pierre Jean-Christophe L'Espagnol
Next on our agenda is the Lake Ontario 300 Challenge presented by Ackroo; 140 yachts from Canada and the USA are registered for this annual circumnavigation of Lake Ontario; the event caters to all tastes and includes the shorter Scotch Bonnet Island Course for newcomers and those who can't commit to the longer Main Duck Island Course; yachts will be racing in PHRF and IRC divisions, fully crewed and double-handed. The Lake Ontario 300 Challenge is also the newest stop of the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society solo circuit. Activities begin Friday with race check-in, first gun is Saturday morning; the race tracker by Yellowbrick will allow everyone to monitor the fleet. I plan to report from the water during the race.
Only 12 days before the London 2012 opening ceremonies! The sailing competitions will be hosted in the waters of Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour in Dorset and start on Sunday the 29th with the Finn races; ten medal events will take place over 14 days, six for men and four for women, ranging from dinghies, windsurfers and keelboats. The Canadian Sailing Team is ready; we will report on their progress with a full Sail-World team on site in the UK.
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