Finish lines, TP52s and Extreme Action - Europe and World Sailing News

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 13 Feb 2013

Finish lines, TP52s and Extreme Action - Europe and World Sailing News

The course back to Les Sables D'Olonne was filled with a wealth of highs and lows for the skippers. By now, we know that Francois Gabart on Macif claimed first place but, now numerous others have also safely sailed across the finish line. Frenchman Bertrand de Broc onboard Votre Nom Autour du Monde avec EDM Projets finished on Sunday 10 February 2013 after 92 days five hours 10 minutes and 14 seconds at sea – claiming ninth place. Fellow Frenchmen Jean Le Cam on Synerciel and Arnaud Boissières onboard Akena Verandas have also finished – taking fifth and eighth places respectively.

Vendee Globe finish for Bertrand de Broc (FRA), Votre Nom Autour Du Monde after 92D 17H 10MN 14SEC (12H Penalty Included)  © Olivier Blanchet / DPPI / Vendee Globe

Vladimir Liubomirov, Commodore of The Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg, came up with an idea to organize a race across the Baltic Sea bridging Russia and Europe through a competitive sailing race - The Nord Stream Race. In 2012, the inaugural edition of the race took place with Team Russia claiming the overall victory. Dates for the second edition have been announced with the first start commencing on Sunday 15th of September from Flensburg Fjord, Bornholm.

The fleet of competing boats leaving Helsinki dock, before the start of the second leg of the Nord Stream Race 2012, from Helsinki to Gotland.  onEdition ©

Meanwhile, Extreme Sailing Series action is heating up with Act 1 is set to take place in Muscat, Oman from the 5th-8th March. Built around the successful team who took the D35 championship in 2012 with the Realstone Sailing boat, a new professional sailing team has announced their entry into the 2013 Series – Realteam who will sail under the Swiss flag.

In other news, the inaugural TP52 Southern Cross Cup 2013 was a roaring success, Sail-World`s reports from the event were read with interest world-wide. In the end, the truly international Team Beau Geste proved too strong for the locals, finishing four points ahead of Marcus Blackmore's class act, Hooligan.

Congratulations to all the owners, crews, organisers and race officials for a great event and to John Curnow, Lisa Ratcliff for their excellent report and Teri Dodds for her great photos.

Calm 2, Hooligan and Beau Geste all bury the bow on the way uphill. - TP52 Southern Cross Cup  John Curnow ©

Action for the J Class is also on the rise with the announcement of the J/97 Europcup set to take place 21st – 24th August. The overall results will determine both the winner of The Lombard J/97 UK National Championship, and now the European Championship also.

And finally, be sure to check out the latest reports from sailing action around the world.

Until next time, we wish you fair winds and good sailing,

Anna Parker and The Sail-World Team

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18 footers - J. J. Giltinan Championship 2013 - Defending the crown
Frank Quealey,
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Eurosaf Champions Sailing Cup - NOS published, site launched
John Friend,
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A look ahead to the Swan European Regatta
Cailah Leask,
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Vendee Globe - Bertrand de Broc arrives ninth in Les Sables d'Olonne
Vendee Globe,
Vendee Globe skipper Bertrand de Broc crossed the finish line off Les Sables d'Olonne at 17:12:14hrs UTC onboard Votre Nom Autour Du Monde avec EDM Projets. He finished in ninth place overall, crossing the line 1day 15hrs after eighth placed Arnaud Boissières and 14 days, 14hrs 53mins 34 secs after race winner François Gabart (Macif).... [more]
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EFG Bank Sailing Arabia - The Tour 2013 - Femme fatale
Jo Uffendell,
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18ft Skiff NSW Championship 2013 - Lawyers survive carnage
Frank Quealey,
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Youth America's Cup Selection Series - Massive expectations
Irene Corosu,
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Carlo Borlenghi images,
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Guy Waddilove,
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Swiss Realteam enters 2013 Extreme Sailing Series
Extreme Sailing Series,
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Valentine's Regatta and Rum Festival - Antigua's other side
Trish Jenkins,
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Dates announced for next Nord Stream Race edition
Philippa Holloway,
The Yacht Club of Saint-Petersburg, Russia and the Norddeutscher Regatta Verein (NRV) are ecstatic to announce the next edition of the Nord Stream Race in 2013. During September, more than 800 nautical miles will be covered in a nonstop race through the Baltic Sea from Flensburg, Germany to Saint Petersburg, Russia. The race will be open to the Gazprom Swan 60 Class and Yachts under ORC handicap.... [more]
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J/97 Eurocup announced as part of 2013 J-Cup
Gemma Dunn,
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St.Maarten Heineken Regatta,
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Ankündigung des Nord Stream Race 2013
Arne Hirsch,
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Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week NOR released, new classes named
Cowes Week Limited,
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