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Nicolas Boidevézi: From Alsace to the Vendée Globe

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Nicolas Boidevezi, candidat au Vendée Globe

You don’t need to have grown up by the sea to dream of competing in the solo round the world race. Originally from Alsace in Eastern France, Nicolas Boidevézi, at the age of 32 confirms that. After having raced more than 30,000 miles…

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Foils for the Vendée Globe boats?

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SAILING/VENDEE GLOBE 2008/STAMM CHEMINEES POUJOULAT

Since the last America's Cup, foils have been the focus of much attention in the world of sailing. These appendages take the weight off the boat improving their perfomance and in the case of multihulls allow them to fly. In the IMOCA class, which…

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Louis Burton, a sailor with a rather unusual background

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

You can find out all about Louis Burton, who at the age of 29 has already taken part in the Vendée Globe (2012). Unfortunately his adventure came to a sudden end when his boat collided with a trawler. Since he entered the IMOCA class back in…

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Yann Eliès’ latest challenge

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Yann Eliès skipper du MOD70 Paprec Recyclage

Yann Eliès is preparing to take up a sizeable gauntlet: to participate in the Route du Rhum aboard the maxi-multihull (MOD 70) PAPREC RECYCLAGE. The skipper will be setting off on the legendary transatlantic race from Saint Malo for the very…

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Armel Tripon qualified for the Rhum

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Armel Tripon à bord d'Imagine

The Route du Rhum is another step closer for Armel Tripon who, after a solo 1,300-mile offshore course aboard his Imoca monohull, has qualified for the famous single-handed transatlantic race. We get the low-down on this compulsory qualifier with…

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