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The IMOCAs continue their season in Port-la-Forêt

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Stage d'entraînement à Port-la-Forêt

Just a fortnight or so after the conclusion of the Rolex Fastnet Race, seven boats are beginning a 4-day training session at the Finistère Ocean Racing Training Centre in Port-la-Forêt today (Tuesday 1st September). Three new 60-foot…

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Andrea Mura: the dream must go on

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Portrait d'Andrea Mura

When he launched a brand new VPLP-Verdier designed boat built at the Persico Marine yard in Italy in Lorient, Andrea Mura won another battle, but the war is not yet over. The Italian skipper still has to complete his budget in order to be able to…

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Vincent Riou, a former winner feeling fully confident

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Vincent Riou sera bien au départ du Vendée Globe 2016

Recent winner of the Artemis Challenge and more importantly the Rolex Fastnet Race in the IMOCA class, Vincent Riou is certainly on form at the moment, which augurs well for the skipper of PRB, who will be lining up for his fourth consecutive Vendée…

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Vincent Riou joined by Seb Col for the Transat Jacques Vabre

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Vincent Riou, PRB, entraînement

Winner of the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre with Jean Le Cam, Vincent Riou will be back to defend his title with an expert in match racing, Sébastien Col. In the colours of PRB, the latter will be lining up for the third time in the double-handed…

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Seb Josse’s Gitana 16 out of the yard and into the water

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Sébastien Josse devant le nouveau Gitana 16

The Multiplast yard in Vannes was positively buzzing this Friday 7 August when the doors to the yard opened at around 10:30am local time to reveal the brand new Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild: Gitana 16. This brand new prototype designed by naval architects…

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MACSF relaunched in Lorient

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Mise à l'eau à Lorient du monocoque MACSF de Bertrand de Broc

Bertrand de Broc’s monohull MACSF was launched today in Lorient under the watchful eye of her skipper and her shore crew. The 60-footer, which is scheduled to compete in the Vendée Globe 2016, will participate in this autumn’s Transat…

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