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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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Tanguy de Lamotte has qualified for the Route du Rhum

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Arriving in Lorient this Friday morning, Tanguy de Lamotte has now qualified for the Route du Rhum. The skipper of Initiatives-Cœur took advantage of this solo trip to fine tune his 60-foot IMOCA for the transatlantic race, which is due to begin…

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Votre Nom Autour du Monde relaunched

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Votre nom autour du monde, remis à l'eau à Lorient

After a six-week refit, the monohull "Votre Nom Autour du Monde", skippered by Bertrand de Broc, has just been relaunched in Lorient, Brittany. Intending to participate in the upcoming Route du Rhum, Bertrand’s goal for this revamp…

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No Rhum for Jean-Pierre Dick

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As was announced back in April, Jean-Pierre Dick won’t be participating in the Route du Rhum. As such, Yann Eliès will take the helm of the MOD70 during the latter transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. Indeed Jean-Pierre is keen…

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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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