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Refining the Third Peak >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The three peaks in the sport of sailing cover the range: best in innovation, best in athletics, and best in adventure. These translate to the …

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Sailing - Thomson targets Vendee-Volvo double as he builds new 'total machine'

By Tessa Walsh and Alexander Smith<p>GOSPORT, England (Reuters) - British sailor Alex Thomson is not only aiming to win the next single-handed Vendee Globe, the 44-year-old has set his sights on the fully-crewed Volvo Ocean Race too after a rule change.<p>To get closer to this goal, Thomson, whose …

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Nominations open for YJA Awards

by Mike Ford 14 Aug 07:31 BST<p>The coveted Yachtsman of the Year trophy © Sam Kurtul<p><b>The Yachting Journalists' Association has announced that 2018</b> …

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Sailor Tony Bullimore was saved in a dramatic ocean rescue

“It was like a washing machine from hell.”<p>That is how Tony Bullimore once described the four days he spent in a frigid ocean underneath his capsized sailboat, water churning in and out through a broken window as he waited for rescue or death.<p>It was rescue that arrived first, in the form of the …

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He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness [VIDEO] | Inc.com

VIDEO • PEAK PERFORMANCE<p>He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness<p>He's Sailed Around the World Alone -- Here's What He Has to Say About Mental Toughness<p>Alex Thomson holds the record for fastest Brit to sail solo around the world. He breaks down his mental …

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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race: Guts and glory

<b>The 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race has a record entry of Two Handed and Class40 teams. 29 teams in total will line up for the start on</b> …

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Bridging the Gap in Women's Sailing - WiSP Sports | conversations from the world of women's sports

Share Email Comments<p>Abby Ehler, Sam Davies, Elodie Mettraux, Josie Glidden discuss, Moth, Vendee Globe, Tour Voile and the importance of bridging the …

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Two classes to compete in the 2021 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race

<b>If you follow ocean racing, you've likely heard that change is afoot at the Volvo Ocean Race. In late May it was announced that the race had been</b> …

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Changes Coming in the Volvo Ocean Race

The most recent edition of the Volvo Ocean Race ended with one of the most exciting finishes in the race’s long history. It all came down to the last …

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Tony Bullimore: A survivor for five days inside an upturned boat dies

<b>Brian Hancock looks back on the exploits of round the world sailor Tony Bullimore who has died at the age of 79 yrs</b> Some people become legends for …

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Sign O’ The Times? - Vendée Globe

<b>The two girls take stock:</b><p><b>Smart Options</b> <br>Sam Davies: <i>"The first hours of the race proved decisive.</i> <i>With Isabelle we opted for an offshore option that</i> …

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British sailor Tony Bullimore dies aged 79

The British sailor and entrepreneur Tony Bullimore has died at the age of 79, according to reports.<p>Bullimore became world-famous after he survived for four days when his yacht capsized in the freezing waters of the Southern Ocean in 1997.<p>Despite the ordeal in which he huddled in the upturned hull …

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Vendee Globe - Alex Thomson describes collision in South Atlantic

by Alex Thomson Racing/Sail-World.com on 20 Nov 2016<p><b>Skipper of Hugo Boss, Alex Thomson (GBR), is the race leader in the Vendee Globe Race, a solo non</b> …

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let's find out

Annually, The Star Sailors League seeks to determine who is the most talented sailor in the world. Is it an Olympic legend like Robert Scheidt or …

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Aussie female skipper makes history in Clipper race

LONDON (AFP) -<p>Australian mariner Wendy Tuck became the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round The World yacht race when the 11 month marathon finished where it started in Liverpool on Saturday.<p>The 53-year-old -- who like the other skippers is a professional yachtswoman but in charge of …

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Hannah Stodel brings new meaning to Vendee Globe's 'single-handed' race

<b>(CNN) —</b> I was in denial, but I had felt a wave of seasickness coming over me for quite some time.<p>I tried to persevere but after focusing far too long on every wave that hit the Sunsail F40 yacht as I steered, I had to take some time out to catch my breath.<p>"There's a big taboo around sailors getting …

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Around the World, Around the Doors - Vendée Globe

That applies as much for skippers from outside of France as well as for those with an IMOCA. And it is also clear that there are no guarantees of a …

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biz dev

<b>Pimp City</b>Doyle Sails’ design head Richard Bouzaid is looking forward to the sail making challenges of America’s Cup 36… but perhaps even more so to …

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Alex Thomson prepares for round-the-world solo sailing race

The Vendee Globe has only ever been won by sailors from France, but the British record-breaker Alex Thomson is hoping to make history in his 60-foot Hugo Boss racing yacht. The next race is not until 2020 but as he tells CNN World Sport's Don Riddell, preparations are already well underway.

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From Arctic to Southern Ocean and back

by Tim Queeney<p>Norbert Koch's 60-footer Ant Arctic Challenge undergoes sea trials<p>Ant Arctic Challenge<p>When solo racing around the world once isn't …

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Hometown heroes - Vendée Globe

<i>"I'm doing my project as if it were the first one,"</i> enthuses Boissières, 12 years after his first project. He has matured a lot as a sailor and as an …

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the will to change

But where do you start? Vendée Globe competitor Conrad Colman has been among a handful of committed early adopters showing what is already possible – …

Yacht Racing

La Trinité-Cowes

There is under a week to go before the first ever La Trinité-Cowes race kicks off on Monday 9th July. The race is organised jointly between the …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Four times winner talks the next edition

<b>Doyle Sails is incredibly proud that a core member of their Grand Prix Sales and Projects Support Team, Stu Bannatyne, and the Dongfeng Race Team</b> …

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Sailing the 'Everest of the Seas' with Alex Thomson

<i>While most people may think of yachting as a rich man's leisure activity, British skipper Alex Thomson tells us about the grueling (and sometimes dangerous) race that's earned the nickname the "Everest of the Seas."</i><p>"There are parts of the race where the closest person to me is on the International …

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Tour Stage 1 will be no plain sailing as crosswinds add to the spice

Race starts off in the Vendee department on the Atlantic, alongside a road that can be used only at low tide

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74 teams set for the J/80 World Championship

74 crews are expected in Les Sables d’Olonne on France’s Atlantic coast from 7 to 14 July for the World J/80 Championships, a major gathering of …

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74 teams set for the J/80 World Championship in Les Sables d’Olonne, France

<b>74 crews are expected in Les Sables d'Olonne on France's Atlantic coast from 7 to 14 July for the World J/80 Championships, a major gathering of</b> …

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Quality fleet set for inaugural La Trinité-Cowes

<b>There is under a week to go before the first ever La Trinité-Cowes race kicks off on Monday 9th July. The race is organised jointly between the</b> …

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Alex Thomson Racing Appoints World Renowned British Boat Builder

The boat, HUGO BOSS, will be constructed by Carrington Boats. Jason Carrington is one of the most accomplished and highly regarded specialists in the …

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