Kiwi Skiff Duo Claim Yachting’s Top Award:
(November 25, 2016) – Gold medalists Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have again stamped a firm mark in New Zealand’s sailing history books, being honored with the sport’s top award for the fourth consecutive year.
The acclaimed 49er skiff team were named the winners of the 2016 HRG Sailor of the Year at the Volvo Yachting Excellence Awards, proving they are truly in a league of their own following a dominant Olympic campaign which culminated in Rio gold this year.
Burling and Tuke made history last year when they won the Sir Bernard Fergusson Trophy for the third time – a feat no other individual or crew had ever achieved since it was first awarded in 1963. [Find th…
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Vendée Globe: Positions Tighten at the Front:
(November 25, 2016; Day 19, 10:49 UTC) – Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss) has lost ground in his Vendée Globe lead throughout the night over Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire VIII) while he maintained his distance from Sébastien Josse (Edmond de Rothschild). That is down to a flat low behind the the Brazilian low, which propelled the group forward for four days. The leader had to luff to make sure he was well away from the Antarctic Exclusion Zone at 43°S at the longitude of Cape Agulhas, while the second boat gybed to get closer and placed himself downwind of the leader.
What stands out in this first part of the Vendée Globe is the almost perfect trajectory from Thomson in s…
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