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The Rhum as preparation for the Vendée Globe

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9 skippers IMOCA au départ de la Route du Rhum 2014

When the Route du Rhum gets underway, fans of the Vendée Globe will be closely watching the battle between the nine skippers in the IMOCA class. But they should also keep an eye on three other categories, in which a certain number of sailors,…

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François Gabart aiming to win the Rhum

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François Gabart, au départ de la Route du Rhum

The most recent winner of the Vendée Globe will be taking part in his final major race in the IMOCA circuit, when the Route du Rhum transatlantic race gets underway, as after this event, he will be spending his time working on his maxi-trimaran,…

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Foils or not? Some explanations from Jean Kerhoas

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Jean Kerhoas, Président de l'IMOCA

The IMOCA General Meeting took place in Nantes on Wednesday 15th October. Two important decisions were taken: foils were allowed and the rule won’t be changed before the end of the next Vendée Globe. So there will be foils on the latest…

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Armel Tripon competing in the Rhum without a sponsor

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For Humble Heroes, le monocoque IMOCA d'Armel Tripon

Armel Tripon, the skipper from Nantes, will be the only rookie in the IMOCA class in the Route du Rhum finding himself up against the Vendée Globe stars. Over the past few months, the skipper of "For Humble Heroes" has been getting…

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Jérémie Beyou looks back at his preparation for the Rhum

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

Following on from his final training course and with just a few weeks to go to the start of the Route du Rhum, which begins from St. Malo on 2nd November, Jérémie Beyou is taking it easy for a few days. An opportunity for the skipper…

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Come In Vendée, Jean-François Pellet’s project

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Jeff Pellet souhaite participer au Vendée Globe 2016

With a brand new concept, opening up to small businesses and putting them all on an equal footing, the sailor from Les Sables, Jean-François Pellet is taking up the challenge of uniting as many partners as necessary to line up at the start…

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Sam Davies about to tackle her fourth round the world voyage

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Sam Davies, skipper du Team SCA dans la Volvo Ocean Race

The English sailor Samantha Davies will be the skipper of the all-woman crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. Just as she hits forty, Sam is preparing to tackle her fourth round the world voyage after her attempt in the Jules Verne Trophy in 1998 (on Royal…

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Bertrand de Broc loves the Vendée Globe

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Arrivée de Bertrand DE BROC (VOTRE NOM AUTOUR DU MONDE) - 9ème

Discover the video portrait of Bertrand de Broc, aged 53, 9th in the last Vendée Globe. After retiring twice in 1992-93 and 1996-97, his third attempt to sail around the world was successful. A just reward for this French sailing legend, who…

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