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Yann Eliès’s boat christened in Roscoff

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Baptême du Groupe Queguiner de Yann Eliès

After five months in the yard, Yann Eliès’s 60-foot Groupe Quéguiner was christened on Sunday in Roscoff. Marc Guillemot’s former Safran aboard which Yann will be racing in the next Vendée Globe was anointed with champagne,…

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The 60-foot Newrest-Matmut has been launched

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Mise à l'eau du monocoque Newrest-Matmut de Fabrice Amedeo

The skipper-journalist Fabrice Amedeo’s 60-foot monohull, Newrest – Matmut was put back in the water yesterday in Lorient after some work to ensure her reliability. The project can now enter race mode. Fabrice Amedeo will be learning all…

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Tackling the Tour de France Sailing Race

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Quelques skippers du Vendée Globe au départ du Tour de France à la Voile

Jérémie Beyou, Vincent Riou and Kito de Pavant, three skippers pre-registered for the next Vendée Globe, will be at the helm of a Diam 24 in the Tour de France Sailing Race, which starts in Dunkirk on Friday 3rd July. Another…

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Heading for the Vendée Globe no.2

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Objectif Vendée Globe #1

In this edition of the video magazine "Heading for the Vendée Globe," we visit the Camargue with Kito de Pavant, who is preparing his third Vendée Globe aboard Bastide-Otio, which was Jean-Pierre Dick’s Virbac-Paprec…

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Third win for Yann Eliès in the Solitaire du Figaro

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Yann Eliès remporte sa troisième Solitaire du Figaro

Yesterday, Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner) won the 46th Solitaire du Figaro. After winning in  2012 and 2013, Yann joins the elite group of triple winners of the Solitaire, which includes Jérémie Beyou, Jean Le Cam, Michel…

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Paul Meilhat has won the SNSM Record

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Le SMA de Paul Meilhat remporte le Trophée SNSM

Paul Meilhat along with Michel Desjoyeaux, won the SNSM Record on Tuesday aboard his SMA monohull (François Gabart’s former Macif), after a hard battle among the four boats in the IMOCA category.

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An interesting initial training course in Port-la-Forêt

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Quatre Imoca à l'entrainement à Port La Forêt

For three days, from 16th to 18th June, four skippers took part in a training course organised by the Pôle Finistère Course au Large (Offshore training centre) in Port-la-Forêt in Brittany. The two new boats designed by VPLP/Verdier…

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Nicolas Boidevézi has bought the former Hugo Boss

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Nicolas Boidevézi à bord de l'ancien Hugo Boss

Nicolas Boidevézi has taken another important step forward in his quest to compete in the Vendée Globe. The skipper from Alsace in Eastern France has acquired the former Hugo Boss (a Farr designed boat from 2007), aboard which Alex Thomson…

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Fabrice Amedeo taking Matmut with him

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Fabrice Amedeo, skipper du monocoque Newrest-Matmut

After finding support from Newrest, the skipper from the Paris region, Fabrice Amedeo has just received the support of Matmut for his 2016 Vendée Globe. Thanks to these two partners, whose names will be displayed on the boat, Fabrice Amedeo,…

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