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Eric Defert intends to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe

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Le navigateur Eric Defert projette de participer au Vendée Globe 2016

Eric Defert will be forty in November 2016, when the eighth Vendée Globe starts. This sailor with an eclectic range of experiences from racing on a Mini 6.50 to a Class40 and not forgetting a Figaro and beach cat, has gained a wealth of experience…

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Safran back in the water

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Marc Guillemot - Safran

Marc Guillemot’s 60-foot IMOCA was back in her home port of La Trinité-sur-Mer on Tuesday 27th August, after just over a month in the yard. “We checked over everything from the keel to the top of the mast, took everything apart…

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Armel Le Cléac’h unable to compete in the Rhum

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Banque Populaire VII

After seriously injuring his right hand in an accident, Armel Le Cléac’h will not be able to compete in the Route du Rhum, in which he was due to take part aboard the maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire VII. Armel Le Cléac’h’s…

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Sam Davies going around again

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Sam Davies avec Dee Caffari

The only woman to compete in the last Vendée Globe is getting ready to set off around the world again, but this time with a crew and with stopovers in the Volvo Ocean Race. Sam Davies will be lining up at the start in October aboard the Team…

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Back to school for Beyou, Riou and Gabart

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240812- Shooting helico au large de Bell-île, 60 pieds IMOCA Maitre CoQ skippé par Jérémie Beyou, entrainement pour le Vendée Gl

A few of the skippers, who already have a boat available, are preparing for the Route du Rhum. As is always the case before major events, the French ocean racing training centre has come up with a series of solo training courses, with four dates set…

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Vincent Riou training again

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Vincent Riou, PRB, entraînement

The countdown has begun for Vincent Riou, who is getting ready to line up for the start of the Route du Rhum from St. Malo on 2nd November. After a winter refit where a number of changes were made to PRB, the winner of the 2005-2005 Vendée…

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