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Safran back in the water

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Marc Guillemot - Safran

Marc Guillemot’s 60-foot IMOCA was back in her home port of La Trinité-sur-Mer on Tuesday 27th August, after just over a month in the yard. “We checked over everything from the keel to the top of the mast, took everything apart…

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Armel Le Cléac’h unable to compete in the Rhum

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Banque Populaire VII

After seriously injuring his right hand in an accident, Armel Le Cléac’h will not be able to compete in the Route du Rhum, in which he was due to take part aboard the maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire VII. Armel Le Cléac’h’s…

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Back to school for Beyou, Riou and Gabart

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240812- Shooting helico au large de Bell-île, 60 pieds IMOCA Maitre CoQ skippé par Jérémie Beyou, entrainement pour le Vendée Gl

A few of the skippers, who already have a boat available, are preparing for the Route du Rhum. As is always the case before major events, the French ocean racing training centre has come up with a series of solo training courses, with four dates set…

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Vincent Riou training again

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Vincent Riou, PRB, entraînement

The countdown has begun for Vincent Riou, who is getting ready to line up for the start of the Route du Rhum from St. Malo on 2nd November. After a winter refit where a number of changes were made to PRB, the winner of the 2005-2005 Vendée…

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Dee Caffari honoured in Cowes

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Dee Caffari participera à la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Each year the organizers of Cowes Week honour a woman, who has made an important contribution to sailing. This year, the Jury decided to reward Dee Caffari. In 2005, the British sailor became the first solo woman to sail non-stop around the world…

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Mini 6.50: heading back to les Sables d'Olonne

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Départ de la Transat Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables

Postponed because of the forecast weather conditions, the start of the second leg of the Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables race is now due to start from Horta at 1700hrs UTC this Wednesday. The solo sailors competing can expect some rough…

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