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Foils or not? Some explanations from Jean Kerhoas

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Jean Kerhoas, Président de l'IMOCA

The IMOCA General Meeting took place in Nantes on Wednesday 15th October. Two important decisions were taken: foils were allowed and the rule won’t be changed before the end of the next Vendée Globe. So there will be foils on the latest…

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Armel Tripon competing in the Rhum without a sponsor

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For Humble Heroes, le monocoque IMOCA d'Armel Tripon

Armel Tripon, the skipper from Nantes, will be the only rookie in the IMOCA class in the Route du Rhum finding himself up against the Vendée Globe stars. Over the past few months, the skipper of "For Humble Heroes" has been getting…

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Foils allowed in the IMOCA class

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Hugo Boss participera à la Transat New York Barcelone

Skippers and owners in the IMOCA class got together for a general meeting in Nantes on Wednesday 15th October, after a serious matter was raised by one of its members. Should foils be banned or allowed on the new boats? These appendages would not…

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Jérémie Beyou looks back at his preparation for the Rhum

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SAILING - PRE VG 2012-2103 - LES SABLES D'OLONNE (FRA) - 24/10/2012 - PHOTO JEAN MARIE LIOT / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE - JEREMIE BEYO

Following on from his final training course and with just a few weeks to go to the start of the Route du Rhum, which begins from St. Malo on 2nd November, Jérémie Beyou is taking it easy for a few days. An opportunity for the skipper…

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Volvo Race: Sam Davies makes a nice move off Gibraltar

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Sam Davies, skipper du Team SCA dans la Volvo Ocean Race

Seven crews set sail from Alicante on Saturday at the start of the first leg to Cape Town (6487 miles) of the Volvo Ocean Race, the crewed race around the world with stopovers. The first hurdle they needed to overcome involved getting out of the Mediterranean…

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Come In Vendée, Jean-François Pellet’s project

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Jeff Pellet souhaite participer au Vendée Globe 2016

With a brand new concept, opening up to small businesses and putting them all on an equal footing, the sailor from Les Sables, Jean-François Pellet is taking up the challenge of uniting as many partners as necessary to line up at the start…

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Jérémie Beyou aiming for the IMOCA podium

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Jérémie Beyou sur le Tour de Bretagne 2013

Third in the last Transat Jacques Vabre and winner this summer of the Solitaire du Figaro, Jérémie Beyou may not be the favourite for the next Route du Rhum, but certainly intends to make it to the IMOCA podum. Jérémie…

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Sam Davies about to tackle her fourth round the world voyage

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Sam Davies, skipper du Team SCA dans la Volvo Ocean Race

The English sailor Samantha Davies will be the skipper of the all-woman crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. Just as she hits forty, Sam is preparing to tackle her fourth round the world voyage after her attempt in the Jules Verne Trophy in 1998 (on Royal…

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