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Andrea Mura’s monohull soon to arrive in Lorient?

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Le nouveau monocoque IMOCA d'Andrea Mura

Skipper Andrea Mura’s new monohull "Vento di Sardegna” is due to be launched in Lorient, where she’ll carry out her first sea trials. Such was the announcement in a press release sent out by the Sardinian sailor and accompanied…

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Imminent launch of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild

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Le nouveau Gitana 16 de Sébastien Josse

The build phase for Sébastien Josse’s new IMOCA monohull is about to give way to a tricky period of fine-tuning. Indeed the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild will be launched in Vannes, south-west Brittany on 10 August 2015 at the latest after…

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Checks being carried out on Cali’s boat in les Sables

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Arnaud Boissières dévoile son nouveau monocoque

The boat skippered by Arnaud Boissières, the holder of the SNSM Record, will be competing this autumn in the Transat Jacques Vabre. Arnaud is taking advantage of the summer break to have his two 27m long composite mast checked and analysed,…

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The hull and deck of StMichel-Virbac assembled

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Assemblage de la coque de StMichel-Virbac

The final assembly of the hull and deck of the IMOCA monohull, StMichel-Virbac, aboard which Jean-Pierre Dick will be competing in the next Vendée Globe, started on Tuesday at the Multiplast yard in Vannes. The structural bulkheads inside the…

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Armel Le Cléac’h has already sailed 1000 miles alone

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Déja 1000 milles en solitaire pour Armel Le Cléac'h

For the first time since the boat was launched, Armel Le Cléac’h has been out sailing alone to test his latest IMOCA monohull, Banque Populaire VIII and carry out some minor adjustments. Setting sail on Tuesday for four days of sailing…

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Fabrice Amedeo ready to take up the challenge

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Fabrice Amedeo, skipper du monocoque Newrest-Matmut

The dream is coming true for Fabrice Amedeo. In Lorient on 3rd July he launched Newrest-Matmut, the 60-foot IMOCA, aboard which he will compete in his first Vendée Globe in 2016. The journalist / ocean racer has a lot to learn, and is tackling…

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