Another triple for Wild Oats XI!

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 30 Dec 2012
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Another triple for Wild Oats XI!

Bob Oatley and Mark Richard with the silverware as Patrick Boutellier presents the Rolex Yacht-Master  ROLEX-Carlo Borlenghi

The Vendée Globe front-runners can expect to celebrate the New Year by waving to Cape Horn on their port side as they negotiate the always challenging Drake's passage separating Antarctica from South America. Although they can expect relatively clement weather for the passage, the skippers will need to remain vigilant, as many small icebergs have been sighted around the area for most of December. Jean-Pierre Dick and Alex Thomson, running third and fourth, also have the Southern Atlantic Ocean and the big left-hand turn in their sight while the remainder of the fleet is busy picking the best route through the Pacific ice gates.

Alex Thomson, Hugo Boss - 2012 Vendee Globe  Alex Thomson Racing - copyright

Those who didn't receive all the boating items on their list to Santa can rejoice; Canadian boat shows season is upon us! The annual Toronto International Boat Show is first on the calendar and everything is set for January 12th at the Direct Energy Centre; Sail-World Canada will be on site sharing space with Canadian Yachting Magazine. More details about boat show schedule for western and eastern Canada in upcoming weeks.

Best wishes for 2013!

Guy Perrin
Sail-World Canada Managing Editor

Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race video selection,
Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race 2012 - A selection of videos including an interview with Wild Thing owner Grant Wharington, clips from the race start and Wild Oats XI crew celebrating their victory.... [more]
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America's Cup: Oracle let off lightly on spying penalty
Richard Gladwell,
Oracle Team USA have been left off lightly by the International Jury, who have announced their penalty for spying within the 200 metre radius permitted in the Protocol governing the 34th America's Cup. Despite some strong words in the Discussion leading to the Penalty, the Int Jury prescribed that Oracle Team USA will be prohibited from sailing either of their boats for a period of five days... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2012 – Gold medalist looks for more sailing challenges
Danielle McKay,
The fast and furious nature of their latest Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race adventure makes Australian Paralympian great Liesl Tesch and the DisABILITIES crew craving for more 628-nautical mile voyage in the future.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Fatigue at seven weeks + Video
Vendee Globe,
The two Vendee Globe leaders, Francois Gabart and Armel Le Cleac'h, expected at Cape Horn on Tuesday January 1st 2013, might be able to look forward to relatively clement, settled weather for their passage but they will have another critical variable set to challenge them as they round the notorious point. Ice has been monitored well to the north and east of Drake's Passage for much of December.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart 2012 – Loki, Black Jack complete top-three finishers
Di Pearson,
Stephen Ainsworth's Loki and Peter Harburg's Black Jack rounded out the top-three finishers in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2012 with record-breaking Wild Oats XI lording on top of the podium of the 628-nautical mile race classic.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - 23 cross the line, 48 still at sea
Bruce Montgomery,
In the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, there were no further retirements overnight. Of the original fleet of 76, 23 have now finished, 48 are at sea and five have retired. A further 33 boats are expected to cross the line in Hobart today. They are mustering around Maria and Tasman.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Golding takes some pain
Emily Caroe,
In the Vendee Globe, Mike Golding has been taking some pain, making a move to the south on what he feels is presently the unfavoured gybe as a future investment trying to find more breeze as he tries to move away from the worst of a high pressure ridge.... [more]
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Sydney Hobart Race 2012 - Wild Oats XI's treble sweeter than last time
Robert Oatley's Wild Oats XI was announced this morning as the Overall Winner of the 68th Rolex Sydney Hobart. It had become clear overnight that none of the yachts still at sea could better the corrected time established by the 30.48m (100 foot) maxi skippered by Mark Richard... [more]
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Vendée Globe Race 2012 - Gabart, Le Cléac'h battling; Dick surging
Vendee Globe,
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 apart.... [more]
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First 36.7 and First 10R Great Lakes Championship set for Ashbridges
Roger Van Vlack,
Ashbridges Bay Yacht Club is proud to host the First 36.7 and the First 10R Great Lakes Championship Regatta to be held August 17th-18th 2013. ABYC is located in the beautiful Beaches neighbourhood of central Toronto, close to fine dining, major sports and cultural venues and exciting night life.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Heavy weather delivers more retirements
Danielle McKay,
In strong wind conditions 30 nautical miles off Tasmania's east coast this afternoon, rigging damage forced the crew aboard the Tasmanian 11-metre yacht Dump Truck (the Ker 11.3 formerly sailed as Tow Truck) to retire from the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and to run for shelter between Schouten Island and Freycinet Peninsula... [more]
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Wild Oats XI sets new records at Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012
Rob Mundle,
Bob Oatley's supermaxi Wild Oats XI sets multiple records following its historic treble at the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012... [more]
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Sydney Hobart Race 2012 - Day 4 photos from Carlo Borlenghi
Carlo Borlenghi,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi provides the shots on the fourth day of 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2012... [more]
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Offshore Racing Congress announces 2013 event calendar
Offshore Racing Congress (ORC),
In the past few weeks of 2012, rating offices and event organizers around the world have been sending in their dates so that the 2013 ORC Calendar of Events is now available at To date, there are 121 national and international regattas listed in sixteen countries, with more expected in the coming weeks as organizers and sailors do their planning for the 2013 season.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - A welcomed tonic for the leading duo + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, a spell of more peaceful life in the Pacific is proving something of a welcomed tonic for the two leaders. Despite the fact that they have been forced to concede 300 miles since Boxing Day to the fast moving Jean-Pierre Dick, second placed François Gabart asserted today that the interlude of lighter winds has been good for him to recuperate and to check Macif.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 Fleet Update - Oats XI sets new race record
The Team,
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Latest update - Robert Oatley's Wild Oats XI has broken her own 2005 race record.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Golding approaches New Zealand gate
Sara Blackwell,
In the Vendee Globe, as of 0900hrs UTC this morning, Mike Golding had less than fifty miles to make to satisfy the requirements of the New Zealand gate. Although he is a little unhappy with his approach angles, Golding – who passed the 180 degree meridian yesterday evening - is making good progress.... [more]
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Rolex Sydney Hobart 2012 - Wild Oats XI images from Carlo Borlenghi,
Photographer Carlo Borlenghi was on deck to capture this gallery of images during the 2012 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race when Wild Oats XI set the new course record.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Respective comebacks continue for Dick and Thomson
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, Jean-Pierre Dick (Virbac-Paprec 3) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) continue their respective comebacks against the leading duo of Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) and François Gabart (Macif) who have been slowed by a transition zone of lighter winds.... [more]
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America's Cup: Short break and then the Big Push for Emirates Team NZ
Emirates Team NZ,
Emirates Team New Zealand's chief operating officer Kevin Shoebridge reflects on the end of the Boat 1 sailing programme and the push to get Boat 2 ready to go sailing. The sailing programme finished on time, in fact two days earlier than we had planned way back in January when we sat down to write the AC72 programme.... [more]
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Vendee Globe - Leading duo begin to slow, others shine + Video
Vendee Globe,
In the Vendee Globe, Armel Le Cléac'h and his long time running partner François Gabart may have had it all their own way, making the pace at the front of the fleet since well before they passed side-by-side into the Pacific Ocean nine days ago. But – as was widely predicted – the twosome have finally been slowed through today.... [more]
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