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Bertrand de Broc saying what he thinks

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Portrait de Bertrand de Broc / MACSF

He had thought about handing over his boat to a younger racer, but Bertrand de Broc will in fact be competing in his fourth Vendée Globe aboard the Finot-Conq designed boat on which he finished in ninth place in 2012/2013 after 92 days at sea.…

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Busy study session for the Vendée Globe skippers

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Skipper's Meeting Vendée Globe

With 18 months to go to the start of the next Vendée Globe, the Saem Vendée, the event organiser set up a first study session on Monday in les Sables-d’Olonne for the skippers registered or pre-registered for the next solo race…

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Tanguy de Lamotte taking part in the Guyader Grand Prix

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Mise à l'eau d'Initiatives Coeur

After a long winter refit, Tanguy de Lamotte’s new monohull Initiatives-Coeur is back in the water and will be taking part in the Guyader Grand Prix from 1st to 10th May in Douarnenez Bay. This big event, which brings together all sorts…

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Paul Meilhat steps up from the Figaro class to an IMOCA

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Paul Meilhat prend possession de son 60 pieds SMA

On Saturday in les Sables-d’Olonne, Paul Meilhat officially and literally stepped up from the Figaro to an IMOCA boat, going aboard his new 60-foot monohull displaying the colours of SMA. Michel Desjoyeaux, who was behind the design of this…

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Yann Eliès has won the Solo Maître Coq

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Yann Eliès, Jérémie Beyou et Morgan Lagravière composent dans l'ordre le podium de la Solo Maitre Coq 2015

Yann Eliès (Groupe Quéguiner) has won the first event in the French solo offshore racing championship, which took place this week in les Sables d’Olonne. He came in ahead of two other skippers, who like him, will be competing in…

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Paul Meilhat to be welcomed on Saturday by Michel Desjoyeaux

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Paul Meilhat aux Sables d'Olonne pour la Solo Maitre Coq

Aboard his Figaro SMA, Paul Meilhat yesterday went out through the harbour entrance channel in les Sables-d’Olonne at the start of the 320 mile long race in the Solo Maître Coq. The competitors are expected to arrive back tomorrow (Saturday)…

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Jean Le Cam, 2013-2014 IMOCA World Champion

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Jean Le Cam, Champion Imoca Ocean Masters 2013-14

The Barcelona World Race has just brought an end to the 2013-2014 IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship. Jean Le Cam, the winner of the double-handed race with Bernard Stamm and the the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre with avec Vincent Riou has been crowned…

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Four solo sailors with the Globe in front of them

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4 Figaristes en quête du Globe

As we get close to the Solitaire du Figaro and with 500 days to go to the start of the eighth Vendée Globe, competitors are eyeing one another up. This week, Jérémie Beyou finds himself alongside around forty competitors in the…

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The Solo Maître CoQ from 17th to 26th April

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La Solo Maitre Coq, du 17 au 26 avril aux Sables d'Olonne

Forty Figaro racers will be taking part in the Solo Maître CoQ from 17th to 26th April in Port Olona. Among them, six skippers pre-registered for the next Vendée Globe, including Jérémie Beyou, who is making his return to…

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Seb Audigane and Jörg Riechers, sixth in Barcelona

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Sebastien Audigane souhaite participer au Vendée Globe 2016

The German sailor Jörg Riechers and his French co-skipper Sébastien Audigane completed their double-handed round the world race today (Thursday 16th April) after 105 days, 23 hours, 35 minutes and 22 seconds, at an average speed of 9.17…

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