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Andrea Mura, the first Italian on a brand new boat

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Vento di Sardegna

In two years from now, on 6th November 2016, the Italian, Andrea Mura will be setting out on his first Vendée Globe, abaord a VPLP/Verdier designed boat that is currently being built in an Italian yard. Due to be launched in June 2015, Mura…

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What was said at the IMOCA press conference

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Les skippers du Vendée Globe lors de la conférence de presse de l'IMOCA

The nine skippers, setting off on the Route du Rhum on Sunday were present yesterday in St. Malo at the press conference organised by the IMOCA class (the class which brings together the Vendée Globe boats). Peter Bayer, General Director of…

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At 65, Eric Loizeau feels ready for his first Vendée Globe

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Eric Loizeau pourrait faire le Vendée Globe 2016

One of the legendary figures of French sailing back in the 70s and 80s is aiming to compete in the next Vendée Globe. A sailor and mountaineer, Eric Loizeau is in remarkable shape at the age of 65, which means he can seriously think about taking…

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Another hemisphere and time to deal with St Helena

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Une partie de l'équipage de Dong Feng sur le pont

The seven crews competing in the Volvo Ocean Race have all entered the Southern Hemisphere. Off the coast of Brazil, this weekend they passed the symbolic halfway point in this race to Cape Town, where the first leg ends. They are now having to deal…

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Kito looking forward to 2016

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VENDEE GLOBE 2012 - GROUPE BEL - SKIPPER : KITO DE PAVANT (FRA) PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / DARK FRAME

After competing in the Route du Rhum in Class40, the skipper, Kito de Pavant would like to return to the IMOCA circuit in 2015. He has just confirmed in his latest press release that he intends to take part in the Transat Jacques Vabre next winter,…

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The Rhum as preparation for the Vendée Globe

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9 skippers IMOCA au départ de la Route du Rhum 2014

When the Route du Rhum gets underway, fans of the Vendée Globe will be closely watching the battle between the nine skippers in the IMOCA class. But they should also keep an eye on three other categories, in which a certain number of sailors,…

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François Gabart aiming to win the Rhum

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François Gabart, au départ de la Route du Rhum

The most recent winner of the Vendée Globe will be taking part in his final major race in the IMOCA circuit, when the Route du Rhum transatlantic race gets underway, as after this event, he will be spending his time working on his maxi-trimaran,…

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Foils or not? Some explanations from Jean Kerhoas

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Jean Kerhoas, Président de l'IMOCA

The IMOCA General Meeting took place in Nantes on Wednesday 15th October. Two important decisions were taken: foils were allowed and the rule won’t be changed before the end of the next Vendée Globe. So there will be foils on the latest…

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Armel Tripon competing in the Rhum without a sponsor

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For Humble Heroes, le monocoque IMOCA d'Armel Tripon

Armel Tripon, the skipper from Nantes, will be the only rookie in the IMOCA class in the Route du Rhum finding himself up against the Vendée Globe stars. Over the past few months, the skipper of "For Humble Heroes" has been getting…

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Foils allowed in the IMOCA class

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Hugo Boss participera à la Transat New York Barcelone

Skippers and owners in the IMOCA class got together for a general meeting in Nantes on Wednesday 15th October, after a serious matter was raised by one of its members. Should foils be banned or allowed on the new boats? These appendages would not…

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