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Behind the scenes at the launch of the new Safran

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Mise à l'eau du nouveau Safran

The launch of a new boat is always an emotional moment, but when you’re talking about the first IMOCA from a new generation, which is due to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe, the occasion is all the more interesting. And when you get…

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The new Safran has been launched in Lorient

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Mise à l'eau du nouveau Safran

After a year in the yard, the first new generation IMOCA  was launched today (Thursday 5th March) in Lorient. An emotionally charged moment full of excitement for Morgan Lagravière, the 27-year old skipper, who will sail the new Safran…

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On their way around the world

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Arrivée de la VOR à Auckland

Some are making their way back up the Atlantic on their way to Barcelona, while others are still in the South Pacific with Cape Horn ahead of them. Other Vendée Globe hopefuls have just reached Auckland (New Zealand)... In the Barcelona World…

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Lionel Régnier is preparing for the Vendée Globe

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Lionel Régnier

The Vendée based skipper, Lionel Régnier has announced he wants to compete in the eighth Vendée Globe. On Thursday, he presented his project in Les Sables-d’Olonne. If he manages to see it through, Lionel Régnier…

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The new Safran unveils her colours

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La décoration du nouveau Safran

It’s in just a week from now on Wednesday 4th March that Morgan Lagravière’s IMOCA will be launched in Lorient. While we wait for that, Safran has revealed the colours of the first of the six VPLP designed boats to be launched this…

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Stamm and Le Cam have rounded the Horn

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Stamm et Le Cam ont franchi le cap Horn

The duo on Cheminées Poujoulat taking part in the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed round the world race, rounded the most famous of the three capes on Tuesday night. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were both rounding Cape Horn for the…

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Work has begun on StMichel-Virbac

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Le nouveau monocoque St Michel - Virbac de Jean-Pierre Dick pour le Vendée Globe 2016

Jean-Pierre Dick’s fourth attempt at the Vendée Globe is becoming reality now with the launch of the construction of the hull and deck of his new IMOCA monohull, StMichel-Virbac, a VPLP-Verdier designed boat which is due to be launched…

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Alessandro di Benedetto will be back aboard the former Aviva

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The Franco-Italian skipper announced a few weeks ago he was buying a boat built in 2008 to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe. Alessandro has brought the suspense to an end today by revealing the identity of his new 60-foot boat. She is the former…

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The new Gitana 16 IMOCA unveiled

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Le nouveau Edmond de Rothschild (Gitana 16)

The hull and deck for the new Edmond de Rothschild IMOCA to be skippered by Sébastien Josse in the next Vendée Globe were taken out of their mould this week at the Multiplast yard in Vannes. With four months to go to the launch of Gitana…

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Armel Le Cléac'h back to multihulls after the Vendée Globe

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Banque Populaire VII

Armel Le Cléac'h’s sponsor, Banque Populaire, has reasserted its commitment to sponsoring sailing for another five years and has announced the construction of the maxi-multihull Banque Populaire IX. This new giant of the seas will…

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