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Alessandro di Benedetto pre-registered for the Vendée Globe

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Dee Caffari - Aviva

Alessandro di Benedetto will be lining up in les Sables d’Olonne at the start of his second Vendée Globe on 6th November 2016. Eleventh in the last edition after 104 days of sailing aboard his 60-foot boat launched back in 1998, the Franco-Italian…

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Sad news of the death of Florence Arthaud

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Hommage à Florence Arthaud

The world of ocean racing is mourning the loss this morning of Florence Arthaud. She was killed in a tragic accident in Argentina yesterday, when two helicopters collided during the filming of a TV reality show for French television. Seven other Frenchmen…

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Behind the scenes at the launch of the new Safran

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Mise à l'eau du nouveau Safran

The launch of a new boat is always an emotional moment, but when you’re talking about the first IMOCA from a new generation, which is due to compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe, the occasion is all the more interesting. And when you get…

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Paul Meilhat’s 60-foot SMA has entered the yard

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Entrée en chantier du 60 pieds SMA de Paul Meilhat

SMA will be spending the winter in the Mer Agitée shed in Port-la-Forêt. This is a key moment for Paul Meilhat, who can now look forward to competing in the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe aboard the former Macif, which won the last edition…

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Hugo Boss was dismasted yesterday evening

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Hugo Boss a dématé au large du Brésil

The 60-foot IMOCA sailed by the British skipper Alex Thomson and the Spaniard Pepe Ribes was dismasted yesterday evening at 2102hrs UTC 370 miles off the coast of Brazil. The duo was sailing reaching in moderate conditions when an incident affecting…

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Click to vote for Kito

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VENDEE GLOBE 2012 - GROUPE BEL - SKIPPER : KITO DE PAVANT (FRA) PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / DARK FRAME

Kito de Pavant is one of the twelve sportsmen chosen for the final line-up of the Regional Sportsman of the Year title awarded by the newspaper Midi Libre. Kito, who announced his intention to compete in the next non-stop solo round the world race,…

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Aerocampus partnering Arnaud Boissières

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Jérôme Verschave, General Director of Aero Campus Aquitaine has confirmed that a partnership has been signed with Arnaud Boissières for the 2016 Vendée Globe. “Aero Campus Aquitaine is an aerospace campus that brings…

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Jérémie Beyou first to register for the Vendée Globe

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Beyou

The skipper of Maître Coq was the first skipper to complete the official registration for the next non-stop solo round the world voyage. On 6th November 2016, Jérémie Beyou will be setting out from les Sables d’Olonne to…

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Vincent Riou, the third to register

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Vincent Riou, skipper de PRB

Winner of the 2004-2005 Vendée Globe, Vincent Riou has become the third sailor to register officially for the next edition after Jérémie Beyou and Tanguy de Lamotte. The winner of the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre, who was forced…

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