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Tanguy de Lamotte has qualified for the Route du Rhum

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Arriving in Lorient this Friday morning, Tanguy de Lamotte has now qualified for the Route du Rhum. The skipper of Initiatives-Cœur took advantage of this solo trip to fine tune his 60-foot IMOCA for the transatlantic race, which is due to begin…

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Votre Nom Autour du Monde relaunched

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Votre nom autour du monde, remis à l'eau à Lorient

After a six-week refit, the monohull "Votre Nom Autour du Monde", skippered by Bertrand de Broc, has just been relaunched in Lorient, Brittany. Intending to participate in the upcoming Route du Rhum, Bertrand’s goal for this revamp…

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No Rhum for Jean-Pierre Dick

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As was announced back in April, Jean-Pierre Dick won’t be participating in the Route du Rhum. As such, Yann Eliès will take the helm of the MOD70 during the latter transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. Indeed Jean-Pierre is keen…

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Yann Eliès’ latest challenge

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Yann Eliès skipper du MOD70 Paprec Recyclage

Yann Eliès is preparing to take up a sizeable gauntlet: to participate in the Route du Rhum aboard the maxi-multihull (MOD 70) PAPREC RECYCLAGE. The skipper will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo for the very…

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Armel Tripon qualified for the Rhum

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Armel Tripon à bord d'Imagine

The Route du Rhum is another step closer for Armel Tripon who, after a solo 1,300-mile offshore course aboard his Imoca monohull, has qualified for the famous single-handed transatlantic race. We get the low-down on this compulsory qualifier with…

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François Gabart in training for the Rhum

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François Gabart Artemis Challenge 2013

François Gabart is continuing with his intensive preparations for the Route du Rhum and linking together a series of sea trials through until the end of July. After a significant 5-month refit to optimise the boat, the most recent winner of…

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Kito de Pavant at the start of the Rhum.

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Kito de Pavant au départ de la Route du Rhum 2014

Thanks to some new partners, Kito de Pavant will be taking the helm of the Class 40' Otio-Bastide Médical, a 2012 Verdier design, which belongs to his friend Bruno Jourdren. As such he’ll be competing in the Route du Rhum, the start…

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Mini 6.50: Departure from Les Sables

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Départ de la Transat Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables

Fifth edition of Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables race: 33 solo sailors set sail from Les Sables d’Olonne yesterday, bound for Horta in the Azores archipelago. Attracting the top names from the Mini 6.50 class, the race boasts two…

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