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SMA’s winter refit nearly over

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Fin de chantier pour SMA

The winter refit being carried out on the 60-foot SMA, aboard which Paul Meilhat will compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe, is coming to an end. The former Macif, which is about to start a new life is only missing her deck hardware and electronics.…

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Stamm and Le Cam have won the round the world race

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Bernard Stamm avec Jean Le Cam remportent la Barcelone World Race

Sailing together for the first time, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam made their most of their experience and won the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, the double-handed race around the world, finishing after 84 days 5 hours 50 minutes and 25…

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A fourth Vendée Globe for Bertrand de Broc

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Conférence de Presse MACSF avec Bertrand de Broc

The French sailor, Bertrand de Broc announced this morning that he will be taking part in the 2016 Vendée Globe in the colours of MACSF, an insurance company specialising in insurance for healthcare professionals. At the helm of his faithful…

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The 2016 Vendée Globe boats: Groupe Quéguiner

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Marc Guillemot - Safran

Among the boats currently being prepared for the next Vendée Globe, the monohull Groupe Quéguiner (Ex-Safran) has a particularly interesting pedigree. Built for Marc Guillemot to compete in the 2008 Vendée Globe, the legendary…

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A Vendée Globe to fight against the housing crisis

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Jean-Gabriel Chelala, candidat au Vendée Gobe 2016

The 34 year old Franco-Lebanese adventurer, Jean-Gabriel Chelala was behind the Msaada fund. He now wants to take advantage of the media coverage of the Vendée Globe to protest against the housing and energy crises. He tells us more.

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The new SAFRAN christened on Saturday in Lorient

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Baptême du nouveau Safrana

The Safran monohull, which will be skippered by Morgan Lagravière in the next Vendée Globe, was officially named on Saturday in Lorient in the presence of the of sponsoring godmother Catherine Maunoury, director of France’s Museum…

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The new Safran has been launched in Lorient

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Mise à l'eau du nouveau Safran

After a year in the yard, the first new generation IMOCA  was launched today (Thursday 5th March) in Lorient. An emotionally charged moment full of excitement for Morgan Lagravière, the 27-year old skipper, who will sail the new Safran…

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On their way around the world

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Arrivée de la VOR à Auckland

Some are making their way back up the Atlantic on their way to Barcelona, while others are still in the South Pacific with Cape Horn ahead of them. Other Vendée Globe hopefuls have just reached Auckland (New Zealand)... In the Barcelona World…

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