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Yann Eliès not seeking revenge: no scars and no fears

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Yann Eliès tentera une troisième victoire consécutive dans la Solitaire du Figaro 2014

On 6th November 2016, he will line up for his second Vendée Globe, eight years after his accident south of Australia. Far from being scared off, Yann Eliès will be back with the boat that went to his aid, Marc Guillemot’s former…

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Two years ago: Jean-Pierre Dick lost his keel

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Jean-Pierre Dick - Virbac-Paprec

At a moment when he looked likely to grab third place in the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe, the keel of Jean-Pieere’s Dick IMOCA monohull suddenly fell off and with it his hopes of a place on the podium vanished. The race became an adventure…

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Paul Meilhat’s 60-foot SMA has entered the yard

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Entrée en chantier du 60 pieds SMA de Paul Meilhat

SMA will be spending the winter in the Mer Agitée shed in Port-la-Forêt. This is a key moment for Paul Meilhat, who can now look forward to competing in the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe aboard the former Macif, which won the last edition…

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The first major test for the Hungarian Nandor Fa

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Spirit Of Hungary Nandor Fa vue aérienne

It is often said that there are six VPLP-Verdier designs currently being built and due to be launched throughout 2015. But we should not forget that a seventh brand new IMOCA will be lining up for the start of the next Vendée Globe on 6th November…

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Armel Le Cléac’h reveals his new Banque Populaire VIII

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Plan 3D du Banque Populaire VII d'Armel Le Cléac'h

Second in the last two editions of the Vendée Globe, Armel Le Cléac’h has given himself the means to win the next race with his new 60 pieds IMOCA Banque Populaire VIII, which is now into the final stage of her construction. Packed…

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Hugo Boss was dismasted yesterday evening

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Hugo Boss a dématé au large du Brésil

The 60-foot IMOCA sailed by the British skipper Alex Thomson and the Spaniard Pepe Ribes was dismasted yesterday evening at 2102hrs UTC 370 miles off the coast of Brazil. The duo was sailing reaching in moderate conditions when an incident affecting…

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Morgan Lagravière’s Safran taking shape

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Morgan Lagravière Safran Vendée Globe

The VPLP/Verdier designed boat aboard which Morgan Lagravière will be taking part in the next Vendée Globe is now into her final weeks in the yard. The hull and the deck of the monohull were recently assembled. The 27-year old sailor…

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Click to vote for Kito

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

Kito de Pavant is one of the twelve sportsmen chosen for the final line-up of the Regional Sportsman of the Year title awarded by the newspaper Midi Libre. Kito, who announced his intention to compete in the next non-stop solo round the world race,…

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