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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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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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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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