2016 Around the world solo non-stop without assistance

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The IMOCAs continue their season in Port-la-Forêt

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Stage d'entraînement à Port-la-Forêt

Just a fortnight or so after the conclusion of the Rolex Fastnet Race, seven boats are beginning a 4-day training session at the Finistère Ocean Racing Training Centre in Port-la-Forêt today (Tuesday 1st September). Three new 60-foot…

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From New York to Vendée

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Top départ de la transat New York - Barcelone

A new solo transatlantic race for the IMOCAs will start from New York in May 2016 with the first arrivals expected in Les Sables d'Olonne between 6th and 9th June. Already around a dozen skippers have announced their intention to compete in the…

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Aérocampus has her mast stepped in Les Sables d'Olonne

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Aérocampus a retrouvé son mât

The Aérocampus IMOCA skippered by Arnaud Boissières had her mast restepped today in les Sables-d’Olonne. The carbon wing mast fitted with spreaders had undergone a through check-up. This monohull designed by Bruce Farr and built…

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Andrea Mura: the dream must go on

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Portrait d'Andrea Mura

When he launched a brand new VPLP-Verdier designed boat built at the Persico Marine yard in Italy in Lorient, Andrea Mura won another battle, but the war is not yet over. The Italian skipper still has to complete his budget in order to be able to…

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Vincent Riou, a former winner feeling fully confident

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Vincent Riou sera bien au départ du Vendée Globe 2016

Recent winner of the Artemis Challenge and more importantly the Rolex Fastnet Race in the IMOCA class, Vincent Riou is certainly on form at the moment, which augurs well for the skipper of PRB, who will be lining up for his fourth consecutive Vendée…

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Paul Meilhat and Michel Desjoyeaux in the lead at the Fastnet

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Paul Meilhat et Michel Desjoyeaux

After setting out from Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, the crews on the ten 60-foot IMOCAs competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race have had their patience tried. It was only after two days of light airs that the sailors finally found some wind and…

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François Gabart’s trimaran, Macif launched in Lorient

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Mise à l'eau du trimaran Macif de François Gabart

Almost exactly four years to the day after his 60-foot IMOCA, Macif, the winner of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe and the 2014 Route du Rhum was launched, François Gabart just had another emotional moment on Tuesday 18th August. After eighteen…

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