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Vendee Globe - Thomson cuts 33nm out of Le Cleac'h with 48hrs left Vendee Globe - Thomson cuts 33nm out of Le Cleac'h with 48hrs left Britain's Alex Thomson sailing Hugo Boss has made a big reduction in the lead of Armel Le Cleac'h Britain's Alex Thomson sailing Hugo Boss has made a big reduction in the lead of Armel Le Cleac'h in the final stages of the Vendee Globe Race. The official margin of just 45nm - a gain of 30nm in the last 24 hours was confirmed using the weather routing function of Predictwind. Most of Thomson's gain has come on the last seven hours. by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Jan Setting a new standard for not only solo sailing, but monohull sailing Setting a new standard for not only solo sailing, but monohull sailing Doyle Sailmakers is enjoying the down to the wire pace of this years 2017 Vendée Globe unfolding this week. Doyle Sailmakers is enjoying the down to the wire pace of this years 2017 Vendée Globe unfolding this week. With UK sailor, Alex Thomson, on board Hugo Boss, and Armel LeCléac’h just 42.2 nautical miles ahead, we have seen seamanship, racing skills, and the sheer skills of both sailors. by Laurie Fullerton Posted today at 2:13 am Sailing World Cup - 2020 Olympic merry-go-round starts in Miami Sailing World Cup - 2020 Olympic merry-go-round starts in Miami Most significant is the entry of six time Olympian, Robert Scheidt as helm on the Brazilian Mens 49er skiff A perusal of the entry lists for the first Sailing World Cup of the 2020 Olympic Quadrennial reveals some interesting entries and omissions. Only one Gold medal winning crew from the 2016 Rio Olympics will be competing - Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze (BRA) in the Womens 49erFX. Most significant is the entry of six time Olympian, Robert Scheidt as helm on the Brazilian Mens 49er skiff by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Jan Zhik Xeflex® - your shield against cold environments Zhik Xeflex® - your shield against cold environments This radiant barrier mid-layer nearly defies description. This radiant barrier mid-layer nearly defies description. How do you make a water resistant garment that really breathes, yet reflects your own body heat back to you? Where do you find a compression resistant and extremely insulating filling that is nowhere near as bulky as the Michelin Man, yet gives you that kind of warmth and comfort? by Zhik Posted on 17 Jan Coming back stronger at Sailing World Cup Miami Coming back stronger at Sailing World Cup Miami Two time Rolex World Sailor of the Year and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist Anna Tunnicliffe will join 452 sailors Tunnicliffe has been at the top end of her profession when it comes to sailing with a string of podium finishes at high profile events which culminated in her winning a gold medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the Laser Radial. by Richard Aspland - World Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport heads due north Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport heads due north IDEC SPORT is heading due north at speeds varying between 25-30 knots, as they make their way towards the Equator Fine weather and calm seas off the coast of Brazil. After picking up the trade winds last night, on the 33rd day of racing against the clock, IDEC SPORT is heading due north at speeds varying between 25-30 knots, as they make their way towards the Equator, which they are expecting to cross in three or four days. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Jules Verne Trophy - From peaceful calms to pleasant trade winds Jules Verne Trophy - From peaceful calms to pleasant trade winds After 24 hours in frustrating calms IDEC Sport is now being pushed along by the trade winds. After 24 hours in frustrating calms, which nevertheless afforded them the opportunity to recharge their batteries, sailing 800 miles off the coast of Brazil approaching the latitude of Rio de Janeiro, IDEC Sport is now being pushed along by the trade winds. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Day 73 – Thomson running out of time in sprint to Vendée Globe finish Day 73 – Thomson running out of time in sprint to Vendée Globe finish Armel Le Cléac'h has an advantage of just 69 miles on second-placed Alex Thomson as the race enters its final 500 miles. Frustratingly for the battling duo, despite already reaching the latitude of the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, they are being forced to sail much further north due to an anticyclone currently blocking their path home. by Vendée Globe Posted on 17 Jan Vendée Globe – British sailor Alex Thomson in second place Vendée Globe – British sailor Alex Thomson in second place British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place with just 72 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h With just 587 nautical miles left and just three days until the leading duo are expected back in Les Sable d'Olonne, British sailor Alex Thomson is in second place with just 72 nautical miles behind French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 17 Jan Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships qualification system released Aarhus 2018 Sailing World Championships qualification system released The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. The Sailing World Championships are held every four years and is the largest gathering of Olympic class sailors. At the 2014 edition in Santander, Spain, more than 1,100 sailors from 82 nations attended with hundreds of thousands of spectators taking to the promenade and spectator dune. by Daniel Smith - World Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Day 72 – Photo-finish predicted in Vendée Globe thriller Day 72 – Photo-finish predicted in Vendée Globe thriller The race is going down to the wire with the leading pair of Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson split by just 78 miles Thomson has been playing catch-up since Le Cléac'h took the lead on December 2 but as the race enters its final few days he has transformed from the chaser into the hunter, ruthlessly stalking his French rival in the hope of being able to deliver the killer blow before the race is up. by Vendée Globe Posted on 17 Jan America's Cup - Nespresso returns to back Emirates Team NZ for AC35 America's Cup - Nespresso returns to back Emirates Team NZ for AC35 Nespresso has reaffirmed its sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand in its campaign to win the 35th America’s Cup. Nespresso, the world wide reference for highest quality premium portioned coffee has today reaffirmed its sponsorship of Emirates Team New Zealand in its campaign to win the 35th America’s Cup. Nespresso has a long-standing history of association with the world of sailing and Emirates Team New Zealand. by Hamish Hooper Posted on 17 Jan North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia North Technology Group acquires North Sails Australia Renowned Sydney loft joins North Sails worldwide network of owned lofts On January 3rd 2017, the North Sails Australia licensed operation was purchased by North Technology Group. North Sails Australia is the country's leading sailmaker with a diverse market ranging from dinghy, One Design, 18' Skiffs, cruising, racing, Grand Prix and Maxis, dating back to when Australia defended the America's Cup in Fremantle in 1987. by Tim Kelly Posted on 17 Jan Jules Verne Trophy - A welcome rest Jules Verne Trophy - A welcome rest Blue skies, sunshine, mild temperatures… It was a quiet fifth Sunday for the crew of the IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran Blue skies, sunshine, mild temperatures… It was a quiet fifth Sunday for the crew of the IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran, which they used to get some rest and carry out a few odd jobs. It was slow sailing in an area of light winds off the South of Brazil, but Joyon’s men also needed to remain vigilant and react quickly to any wind shifts. by IDEC Sport Sailing Posted on 17 Jan Vendee Globe - Thomson marks time with 60hrs sailing time left in race Vendee Globe - Thomson marks time with 60hrs sailing time left in race British solo sailor Alex Thomson has improved only 10nm in 24 hours, and remains 75nm behind the race leader With around 60hrs sailing left in the 2016/17 Vendee Globe Race, British solo sailor Alex Thomson has improved only 10nm in 24 hours, and remains 75nm behind the race leader Armel Le Cleac'h in Banque Populaire V. According to the latest positions (as of 0500FR or 0400UTC) the two competitors were almost on the latitude of the finish at Les Sables d'Olonne by Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZ Posted on 17 Jan Collinson FX Market Commentary - Jan 17 - Hard line on Brexit from May Collinson FX Market Commentary - Jan 17 - Hard line on Brexit from May The AUD drifted back to 0.7470, while the NZD held 0.7100, with all currencies being vulnerable to US Dollar swings. The Trump inauguration, on Friday, has also been the major consideration of markets this week. Doubts have surfaced about global trade and predatory industry/corporate tactics driving nervous speculation. The AUD drifted back to 0.7470, while the NZD held 0.7100, with all currencies being vulnerable to US Dollar swings. by Collinson FX Posted on 17 Jan A Q&A with Dick Neville, Quantum Key West Race Week’s RC chairman A Q&A with Dick Neville, Quantum Key West Race Week’s RC chairman I caught up with Dick Neville, Race Committee chair for the Quantum Key West Race Week, to learn more about the event. For the past 30 years, international sailors have gathered in Key West, Florida, each January for Key West Race Week, a regatta that has achieved legendary status due to its calendar dates, its location, and the impressive level of competition and racecourse management that this storied event offers. I caught up with Dick Neville, Race Committee chair for this year’s Quantum KWRW, to learn more. by David Schmidt, Sail-World USA Editor Posted on 16 Jan Red Bull Youth America’s Cup brings top young sailors to Bermuda Red Bull Youth America’s Cup brings top young sailors to Bermuda An extensive trials process has taken place worldwide to identify the teams that will compete alongside the six teams An extensive trials process has taken place worldwide to identify the teams that will compete alongside the six teams affiliated to the full America’s Cup teams, overseen by Roman Hagara and Hans-Peter Steinacher. Over 20 teams registered for the selection process, and the final six have now been confirmed, making a total fleet of 12 teams to compete in Bermuda in June 2017. by America's Cup Posted on 16 Jan Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson beats 24 hour world distance record Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson beats 24 hour world distance record British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe British sailor Alex Thomson has beaten the world sailing record for the second time in the Vendee Globe, travelling 536.81 nautical miles in 24 hours. The previous distance record of 534.48 nautical miles was set by Francois Gabart in the 2012 Vendee Globe, Thomson has sailed an additional 2.33 nautical miles. by Alex Thomson Racing Posted on 16 Jan Vendee Globe – Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Vendee Globe – Thomson smashes 24-hour distance record Thomson was among a fleet of 29 mostly French solo sailors that set off from Les Sables d'Olonne. During the 24-hour period running up to the 0800 UTC position report he sailed his racing boat Hugo Boss at an average speed of 22.4 knots, or 25.7mph. by Vendee Globe Posted on 16 Jan
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