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Bertrand de Broc loves the Vendée Globe

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Arrivée de Bertrand DE BROC (VOTRE NOM AUTOUR DU MONDE) - 9ème

Discover the video portrait of Bertrand de Broc, aged 53, 9th in the last Vendée Globe. After retiring twice in 1992-93 and 1996-97, his third attempt to sail around the world was successful. A just reward for this French sailing legend, who…

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Beyou and Guillemot stood out in Lorient this weekend

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Beyou et Guillemot à l’honneur ce week-end à Lorient

Including one night of solo sailing, a race around the island of Groix with a crew and speed runs, the Défi Azimut brought together this weekend in Lorient part of the IMOCA fleet that will be competing in the forthcoming Route du Rhum. Jérémie…

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Victory for Bernard Stamm on a Diam 24 in Lorient

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Bernard Stamm sur le podium du Grand Prix de l'Ecole Navale

Bernard Stamm and his crewmen Philippe Legros and Matthieu Vandamme won the fifteenth edition of the L’Atlantique-Le Télégramme event this weekend, finishing ahead of seven other Diam 24s, the one-design trimarans to be used in…

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Nine skippers meet up again to tackle the Rhum

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9 skippers IMOCA au départ de la Route du Rhum 2014

In five weeks, the tenth edition of the Route du Rhum will be starting from St. Malo. Among the 90 solo sailors taking part, we find nine Vendée Globe skippers, four of which are serious contenders for victory in Pointe-à-Pitre: François…

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A new boat for the Italian skipper, Andrea Mura

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Andrea Mura a annoncé son intention d'être au départ du Vendée Globe 2016

The Italian skipper, Andrea Mura, aged 50, announced his intention yesterday to take part in the next Vendée Globe aboard a new generation 60-foot IMOCA. She will be built at the Persico yard in Bergamo. Famous for winning the 2010 Route du…

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The Vendée Globe skippers excel on one-design boats

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Vincent Riou remporte le Grand Prix Guyader en Diam 24

Several of the top names from the Vendée Globe recently competed aboard smaller boats than the 60-footers we see in the Vendée Globe, as they were out racing on Open 7.50s and the new Diam 24 trimarans. From Vincent Riou to Bernard Stamm…

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Alessandro di Benedetto flying the colours of a French charity

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Team Plastique porte les couleurs du Téléthon

The skipper of Team Plastique has come up with the idea of offering his support to the French charity, AFM Téléthon, which helps those suffering from myopathies, such as muscular dystrophy, during his Route du Rhum campaign.  “We…

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Some major work being done on Spirit of Hungary

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Spirit of Hungary, le nouveau monocoque IMOCA de Nandor Fa

Last June, Nandor Fa was due to compete in the New York-Barcelona Race aboard his monohull, Spirit of Hungary. Unfortunately he only symbolically crossed the start lin in New York having discovered that his hull was beginning to delaminate. Back in…

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Jérémie Beyou, the fourth Musketeer

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Jérémie Beyou

At the age of 38, Jérémie Beyou is the latest to join the elite group of triple winners of the Solitaire du Figaro. After Philippe Poupon, ‘King’ Jean Le Cam and ‘Professor’ Michel Desjoyeaux, Jérémie…

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Michel Desjoyeaux competing in the Volvo Ocean Race

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Michel Desjoyeaux embarque sur la Volvo Race

Twice winner of the Vendée Globe, Michel Desjoyeaux is setting off around the world again, but this time with a crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, which begins in October in Alicante. He will be the watch leader on Team Campos, the Spanish boat…

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