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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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Stamm and Le Cam together around the world

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Bernard Stamm avec Jean Le Cam pour la Barcelone World Race

These two great personalities from the Vendée Globe are joining forces for the upcoming circumnavigation of the globe, the Barcelona World Race. Supported by his partner Cheminées Poujoulat, Swiss skipper Bernard Stamm is taking over…

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Michel Desjoyeaux to coach the Spanish in the Volvo Ocean Race

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Michel Desjoyeaux coach du Team Espagnol pour la Volvo Race

Double winner of the Vendée Globe, Michel Desjoyeaux will be taking part in another round the world race, this time in crewed configuration with stopovers. Indeed he’ll be coaching the Spanish team led by Iker Martinez. His experience…

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Speed tests for Gabart and Riou

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François Gabart Artemis Challenge 2013

The two former winners of the Vendée Globe have set off together for several days of sailing in the Bay of Biscay.
 After their IMOCA 60s were relaunched, François Gabart and Vincent Riou are now aiming to check over the various modifications…

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PRB v.2 for Vincent Riou

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SAILING - PRE VG 2012-2103 - LES SABLES D'OLONNE (FRA) - 26/10/2012 - PHOTO VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE - VINCENT RI

Vincent Riou was relaunched in Port-La-Forêt after four months in the yard with two objectives. Firstly, the aim was to bring her within the terms of the new IMOCA rules end secondly there was the goal of making her the fastest boat at the start…

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The new Initiatives Coeur on show in Vendée

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Tanguy de Lamotte avec Bruno Léger, Directeur Général de K-LINE (à gauche) et Franck Vallée, Directeur d’Initiatives Coeur (à dr

This weekend, Tanguy de Lamotte presented his new boat to the staff of the Vendée-based company K-LINE in les Sables d’Olonne. The firm has joined Initiatives as a joint sponsor supporting the project. Tanguy will be competing in his…

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