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The Vendée Globe skippers excel on one-design boats

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Vincent Riou remporte le Grand Prix Guyader en Diam 24

Several of the top names from the Vendée Globe recently competed aboard smaller boats than the 60-footers we see in the Vendée Globe, as they were out racing on Open 7.50s and the new Diam 24 trimarans. From Vincent Riou to Bernard Stamm…

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Some major work being done on Spirit of Hungary

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Spirit of Hungary, le nouveau monocoque IMOCA de Nandor Fa

Last June, Nandor Fa was due to compete in the New York-Barcelona Race aboard his monohull, Spirit of Hungary. Unfortunately he only symbolically crossed the start lin in New York having discovered that his hull was beginning to delaminate. Back in…

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Jérémie Beyou, the fourth Musketeer

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Jérémie Beyou

At the age of 38, Jérémie Beyou is the latest to join the elite group of triple winners of the Solitaire du Figaro. After Philippe Poupon, ‘King’ Jean Le Cam and ‘Professor’ Michel Desjoyeaux, Jérémie…

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Michel Desjoyeaux competing in the Volvo Ocean Race

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Michel Desjoyeaux embarque sur la Volvo Race

Twice winner of the Vendée Globe, Michel Desjoyeaux is setting off around the world again, but this time with a crew in the Volvo Ocean Race, which begins in October in Alicante. He will be the watch leader on Team Campos, the Spanish boat…

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Yann Eliès racing on a multihull

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Yann Eliès skipper du MOD70 Paprec Recyclage

A major figure in the Vendée Globe (*), Yann Eliès still intends to compete in the next edition of the non-stop solo round the world race. Meanwhile, he is earning his keep doing another little job, or rather a big one, as he is going…

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Alex Thomson has announced the construction of a new boat

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Un nouvel Hugo Boss pour Alex Thomson

Alex Thomson announced today (Monday) that he will be building a new 60-foot IMOCA for the 2016 Vendée Globe. The monohull designed by VPLP-Verdier is likely to be built at Green Marine. She is due to be launched in the summer of 2015, in order…

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Eric Defert intends to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe

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Le navigateur Eric Defert projette de participer au Vendée Globe 2016

Eric Defert will be forty in November 2016, when the eighth Vendée Globe starts. This sailor with an eclectic range of experiences from racing on a Mini 6.50 to a Class40 and not forgetting a Figaro and beach cat, has gained a wealth of experience…

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Sam Davies going around again

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Sam Davies avec Dee Caffari

The only woman to compete in the last Vendée Globe is getting ready to set off around the world again, but this time with a crew and with stopovers in the Volvo Ocean Race. Sam Davies will be lining up at the start in October aboard the Team…

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