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Fabrice Amedeo’s boat moored up in Lorient

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Le bateau de Fabrice Amedeo est à Lorient

The 60-foot IMOCA aboard which Fabrice Amedeo will be racing in the next Vendée Globe has been moored up since Wednesday morning at the submarine base in Lorient. The crew which took possession of her after the boat completed the Barcelone…

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The American skipper Rich Wilson relaunching his boat

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FINISH FOR RICH WILSON (USA) / GREAT AMERICAN AFTER 121D 00H 41MIN 19SEC - 9TH

After six months in the yard after the instruments and and electronic systems were struck by lightning, Rich Wilson’s monohull Great American IV is due to be relaunched this week. The Americain skipper wants to get back out there training as…

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Fabrice Amedeo’s first voyage on his new boat

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Fabrice Amedeo à bord de son monocoque Newrest (ex Synerciel de Jean Le Cam)

The amateur skipper, Fabrice Amedeo, the 12th skipper pre-registered for the 2016 Vendée Globe, is currently sailing an IMOCA for the first time on the monohull he has just acquired, which is none other than the former Synerciel aboard which…

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Already 11 pre-registered for the next Vendée Globe

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With eighteen months to go to the start of the eighth solo round the world race, which starts on 6th November 2016, eleven skippers are already pre-registered: Jérémie Beyou, Tanguy De Lamotte, Vincent Riou, Armel Le Cléac'h,…

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Paul Meilhat’s SMA christened in Douarnenez

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Baptême du monocoque SMA

The SMA monohull aboard which Paul Meilhat will be competing in the next Vendée Globe was christened on Thursday in Douarnenez in Western Brittany. Accompanied by the Mer Agitée technical team set up by Michel  Desjoyeaux, Paul…

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Bertrand de Broc saying what he thinks

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Portrait de Bertrand de Broc / MACSF

He had thought about handing over his boat to a younger racer, but Bertrand de Broc will in fact be competing in his fourth Vendée Globe aboard the Finot-Conq designed boat on which he finished in ninth place in 2012/2013 after 92 days at sea.…

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Busy study session for the Vendée Globe skippers

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Skipper's Meeting Vendée Globe

With 18 months to go to the start of the next Vendée Globe, the Saem Vendée, the event organiser set up a first study session on Monday in les Sables-d’Olonne for the skippers registered or pre-registered for the next solo race…

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Yann Eliès has won the Solo Maître Coq

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Yann Eliès, Jérémie Beyou et Morgan Lagravière composent dans l'ordre le podium de la Solo Maitre Coq 2015

Yann Eliès (Groupe Quéguiner) has won the first event in the French solo offshore racing championship, which took place this week in les Sables d’Olonne. He came in ahead of two other skippers, who like him, will be competing in…

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