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Giancarlo Pedote competing in the Pornichet Select 6.50

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Giancarlo Pedote

Giancarlo Pedote will be competing this weekend in the Pornichet Select 6.50 aboard his Mini prototype, Prysmian. The race is due to start on Saturday at 1300hrs with a 300-mile course to the south of Brittany. Among the 45 skippers lining up, Giancarlo…

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A new boat for Jean-Pierre Dick

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Jean-Pierre Dick is returning to monohull racing and will compete in the 2016 Vendée Globe aboard a new boat in the colours of StMichel and Virbac. The monohull will be based on designs by Verdier VPLP. The new boat, StMichel-Virbac will take…

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Eric Péron's busy schedule

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Eric Péron lance le projet B One Team

Eric Péron who has just presented his Be One Team project for the 2016 Vendée Globe, also intends to compete in the 2014 Route du Rhum. He will continue to train on his Figaro this season and will set off on the Transat AG2R with Nicolas…

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MACIF French sponsor of the year 2013

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The French insurance company MACIF, François Gabart’s sponsor in the last Vendée Globe, came out top of the list in the French rankings for the ten leading sponsors for the year 2013 (according to the Sporlabgroup Institute). François…

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A sixth round the world voyage for Dee Caffari

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Dee Caffari participera à la Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015

Dee Caffari sailed around the world five times in eight years and is now getting ready for her sixth trip, but this time with stopovers and with a crew in the Volvo Ocean Race. She has just joined the all-woman crew on Team SCA, where she will be…

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Jérémie Beyou has won the Solo Maître CoQ

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Jérémie Beyou remporte la Solo Maitre Coq

The Solo Maître CoQ, which took place this weekend in Les Sables d'Olonne, marked the start of the new Figaro season. The race was hotly contested and in the end, Jérémie Beyou (Maître CoQ) came in first in the solo racers…

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A new boat for the Vendée Globe

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The future Edmond de Rothschild, which will be skippered by Sébastien Josse in the next Vendée Globe will be the result of a collaboration between two design teams based in Brittany: Guillaume Verdier Architecture Navale and VPLP Yacht…

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When the Figaro circuit feels like the Vendée Globe

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In Les Sables-d’Olonne, 40 Figaro Bénéteau boats are moored up at the legendary Vendée Globe pontoon. At noon tomorrow (Thursday 13th March), 36 solo sailors and 4 double-handed crews will be setting off on the Solo Maître…

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Marc Guillemot planning on a third Vendée Globe

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As everyone knows, Marc Guillemot is in the process of handing over the reins to Morgan Lagravière, who will be the skipper of the new Safran 2 monohull. But it isn’t all over for the skipper from la Trinité-sur-Mer concerning…

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