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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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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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Morgan Lagravière’s Safran taking shape

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Morgan Lagravière Safran Vendée Globe

The VPLP/Verdier designed boat aboard which Morgan Lagravière will be taking part in the next Vendée Globe is now into her final weeks in the yard. The hull and the deck of the monohull were recently assembled. The 27-year old sailor…

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Two races allowing Vendée Globe hopefuls to warm up

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Top départ de la Barcelona World race 2014

They didn’t need to wait for the start of the eighth Vendée Globe on 6th November 2016 to get out there sailing around the world. Several candidates for the Everest of the Seas are competing in the Barcelona World Race (double-handed)…

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