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Paul Meilhat’s SMA christened in Douarnenez

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Baptême du monocoque SMA

The SMA monohull aboard which Paul Meilhat will be competing in the next Vendée Globe was christened on Thursday in Douarnenez in Western Brittany. Accompanied by the Mer Agitée technical team set up by Michel  Desjoyeaux, Paul…

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Bertrand de Broc saying what he thinks

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Portrait de Bertrand de Broc / MACSF

He had thought about handing over his boat to a younger racer, but Bertrand de Broc will in fact be competing in his fourth Vendée Globe aboard the Finot-Conq designed boat on which he finished in ninth place in 2012/2013 after 92 days at sea.…

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Busy study session for the Vendée Globe skippers

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Skipper's Meeting Vendée Globe

With 18 months to go to the start of the next Vendée Globe, the Saem Vendée, the event organiser set up a first study session on Monday in les Sables-d’Olonne for the skippers registered or pre-registered for the next solo race…

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Yann Eliès has won the Solo Maître Coq

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Yann Eliès, Jérémie Beyou et Morgan Lagravière composent dans l'ordre le podium de la Solo Maitre Coq 2015

Yann Eliès (Groupe Quéguiner) has won the first event in the French solo offshore racing championship, which took place this week in les Sables d’Olonne. He came in ahead of two other skippers, who like him, will be competing in…

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Paul Meilhat to be welcomed on Saturday by Michel Desjoyeaux

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Paul Meilhat aux Sables d'Olonne pour la Solo Maitre Coq

Aboard his Figaro SMA, Paul Meilhat yesterday went out through the harbour entrance channel in les Sables-d’Olonne at the start of the 320 mile long race in the Solo Maître Coq. The competitors are expected to arrive back tomorrow (Saturday)…

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Jean Le Cam, 2013-2014 IMOCA World Champion

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Jean Le Cam, Champion Imoca Ocean Masters 2013-14

The Barcelona World Race has just brought an end to the 2013-2014 IMOCA Ocean Masters World Championship. Jean Le Cam, the winner of the double-handed race with Bernard Stamm and the the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre with avec Vincent Riou has been crowned…

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Four solo sailors with the Globe in front of them

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4 Figaristes en quête du Globe

As we get close to the Solitaire du Figaro and with 500 days to go to the start of the eighth Vendée Globe, competitors are eyeing one another up. This week, Jérémie Beyou finds himself alongside around forty competitors in the…

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Jean Le Cam begins his search for sponsors for the Vendée Globe

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SAILING - PRE VG 2012-2103 - LES SABLES D'OLONNE (FRA) - 23/10/2012 - PHOTO VINCENT CURUTCHET / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE - JEAN LE CA

Winner of the last two double-handed races in the IMOCA class, the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Barcelona World Race, Jean Le Cam also has high ambitions sailing solo and intends to compete for the fourth successive time in the Vendée Globe.And…

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Kito de Pavant will be there in 2016

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Kito de Pavant participera au Vendée Globe 2016

The French sailor Kito de Pavant will be lining up in the 2016 Vendée Globe thanks to the support of Bastide Médical and the HBF group, who were his partners in the 2014 Route du Rhum. The skipper from le Grau-du-Roi on the Mediterranean…

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