Début 2005, le département de la Vendée avait lancé une chaîne de télévision temporaire, TV Vendée, bénéficiant d’une autorisation temporaire du CSA pour émettre sur tout le département, sur quatre fréquences hertziennes (La Roche-sur-Yon, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Les Herbiers, Pouzauges et Les Sables-d’Olonne). L’audience potentielle était estimée à hauteur de 500 000 téléspectateurs. (Wikipedia)
Nabil being greeted by Don McIntyre, Golden Globe Race Founder and Chairman, at the marina in Les Sables-d’Olonne, France, where the race begins on July 1st. The Golden Globe Race aims to create a unique ‘RETRO’ non-stop solo around the world yacht race, in the image of the original Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, that draws sailors back to the Golden Age of ‘one sailor, one boat’ facing the great oceans of the world. The 11 min, 39 secs video has some nice night shots of Nabil’s boat, the Liberty II, sailing into harbor.
Adventure sailor Nabil Amra of Minneapolis shares about the upcoming Golden Globe Race 2018. Starting on the coast of France July 1, he and 18 competitors will sail for nine months around the globe. His motivation: the contestants of the previous Golden Globe Race 50 years ago and his Palestinian people’s struggle to exist. Blog author Brandon Ferdig creates human interest stories and commentary that brings to focus that which we ordinarily miss—that which was off in the periphery.
Robin Knox-Johnston became the first man to sail round the world solo in 1968 in the Golden Globe Race. Now, a new edition is set to sail in 2018. Excellent overview of the original and 2018 races by CNN [22:27 mins]. CNN International’s half-hour feature program MainSail is a show entirely dedicated to the leisure, travel, technology and business aspects of sailing. Presenter Shirley Robertson is based out of London. Robertson made history in Athens by becoming the first British woman to ever win two Gold medals at successive Olympic Games, winning them in the Women’s Sailing category.
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A Twin Cities sailor is about to take on a big challenge. According to a release, Nabil Amra of Minneapolis will be one of 20 sailors competing in the Golden Globe Race, which begins July 1. The race is a non-stop, single-handed yacht race around the world. It covers more than 27,000 nautical miles, and sailors must complete the competition without going ashore or using current communications and nautical technology. The race, which has been held only once before (50 years ago), is expected to take around nine months to finish.