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Foils on the IMOCAs becoming clearer

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Schéma de fonctionnement des foils sur les IMOCA

The information is dribbling out. But the designers all declare that the six new VPLP-Verdier designed IMOCAs to be launched in 2015 will be fitted with foils, as will some of the older boats. Let’s look at the state of play, which on paper…

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Stamm and Le Cam lead the way into the Southern Ocean

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Bernard Stamm et Jean Le Cam en double sur Cheminées Poujoulat

The duo on Cheminées Poujoulat was the first to cross the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of Africa, which marks the real entry into the Indian Ocean. Clear leaders of the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed round…

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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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