2016 Around the world solo non-stop without assistance

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From New York to Vendée

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Top départ de la transat New York - Barcelone

A new solo transatlantic race for the IMOCAs will start from New York in May 2016 with the first arrivals expected in Les Sables d'Olonne between 6th and 9th June. Already around a dozen skippers have announced their intention to compete in the…

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Aérocampus has her mast stepped in Les Sables d'Olonne

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Aérocampus a retrouvé son mât

The Aérocampus IMOCA skippered by Arnaud Boissières had her mast restepped today in les Sables-d’Olonne. The carbon wing mast fitted with spreaders had undergone a through check-up. This monohull designed by Bruce Farr and built…

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Paul Meilhat and Michel Desjoyeaux in the lead at the Fastnet

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Paul Meilhat et Michel Desjoyeaux

After setting out from Cowes on the Isle of Wight on Sunday, the crews on the ten 60-foot IMOCAs competing in the Rolex Fastnet Race have had their patience tried. It was only after two days of light airs that the sailors finally found some wind and…

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François Gabart’s trimaran, Macif launched in Lorient

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Mise à l'eau du trimaran Macif de François Gabart

Almost exactly four years to the day after his 60-foot IMOCA, Macif, the winner of the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe and the 2014 Route du Rhum was launched, François Gabart just had another emotional moment on Tuesday 18th August. After eighteen…

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American Rich Wilson preregistered for the next Vendée Globe

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

Good news for the internationalisation of the Vendée Globe: American sailor Rich Wilson has officially preregistered for the next solo round the world race without stopovers. With this in mind, he’s already training aboard the ex Mirabaud,…

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Team Plastique bids farewell to Les Sables d'Olonne

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Team Plastique porte les couleurs du Téléthon

The monohull Team Plastique with which Alessandro di Benedetto participated in the Vendée Globe 2012, left Les Sables d'Olonne on Tuesday bound for a Breton port where she’s set to be prepared for a fresh challenge. This IMOCA monohull…

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Andrea Mura’s monohull soon to arrive in Lorient?

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Le nouveau monocoque IMOCA d'Andrea Mura

Skipper Andrea Mura’s new monohull "Vento di Sardegna” is due to be launched in Lorient, where she’ll carry out her first sea trials. Such was the announcement in a press release sent out by the Sardinian sailor and accompanied…

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Checks being carried out on Cali’s boat in les Sables

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Arnaud Boissières dévoile son nouveau monocoque

The boat skippered by Arnaud Boissières, the holder of the SNSM Record, will be competing this autumn in the Transat Jacques Vabre. Arnaud is taking advantage of the summer break to have his two 27m long composite mast checked and analysed,…

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Armel Le Cléac’h has already sailed 1000 miles alone

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Déja 1000 milles en solitaire pour Armel Le Cléac'h

For the first time since the boat was launched, Armel Le Cléac’h has been out sailing alone to test his latest IMOCA monohull, Banque Populaire VIII and carry out some minor adjustments. Setting sail on Tuesday for four days of sailing…

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The IMOCA Ocean Masters Championship

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The organisers of the IMOCA Ocean Masters championship have confirmed the following dates on the calendar for the 2015-2016 programme: · Rolex Fastnet Race (double-handed), start 16th Aug 2015 · Transat Jacques Vabre (double-handed),…

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