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Kito de Pavant at the start of the Rhum.

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Kito de Pavant au départ de la Route du Rhum 2014

Thanks to some new partners, Kito de Pavant will be taking the helm of the Class 40' Otio-Bastide Médical, a 2012 Verdier design, which belongs to his friend Bruno Jourdren. As such he’ll be competing in the Route du Rhum, the start…

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Mini 6.50: Departure from Les Sables

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Départ de la Transat Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables

Fifth edition of Les Sables - Les Açores - Les Sables race: 33 solo sailors set sail from Les Sables d’Olonne yesterday, bound for Horta in the Azores archipelago. Attracting the top names from the Mini 6.50 class, the race boasts two…

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Speed tests for Gabart and Riou

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François Gabart Artemis Challenge 2013

The two former winners of the Vendée Globe have set off together for several days of sailing in the Bay of Biscay.
 After their IMOCA 60s were relaunched, François Gabart and Vincent Riou are now aiming to check over the various modifications…

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Alessandro di Benedetto in the Rhum

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TEAM PLASTIQUE 220213 2618

The Italian sailor, who is now completely attached to Vendée as he has been based in les Sables d'Olonne for years now, is setting off once again on his faithful Team Plastique. It’s now official: Alessandro Di Benedetto will be competing…

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A stopover in Marseille for Maître Coq

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Maitre Coq fait escale à Marseille

Even if Jérémie Beyou is currently taking part in the Solitaire du Figaro, his 60-foot IMOCA Maître Coq is not staying in her home port. Moored in front of City Hall in Marseille until 30th June, the boat will be sailing off Marseille…

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Jérémie Beyou second overall

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Jérémie Beyou - Préparation Solitaire du Figaro

Jérémie Beyou’s reaction at the finish in Roscoff last night, where he took third place in the leg and is in second place overall: "I had to make it to the podium in Roscoff with all the people waiting for me out on the water…

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Yann Eliès first into Roscoff

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Yann Eliès remporte à Roscoff la deuxième étape de la Solitaire

His goal of winning the 45th Solitaire du Figaro was dashed in the first leg when his boat was dismasted at the foot of Wolf Rock, but Yann Eliès set off again from Plymouth really determined to win the second leg. He has just achieved that…

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Yann Eliès already in front at the Fastnet Rock

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Yann Eliès tentera une troisième victoire consécutive dans la Solitaire du Figaro 2014

Yann Eliès’s performance is quite remarkable in the 2014 Solitaire du Figaro. He is once again leading the way in this second leg after rounding the lighthouse at the Fastnet Rock to the south of Ireland at 0900 hrs UTC this morning (Monday).…

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