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The Solo Maître CoQ from 17th to 26th April

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La Solo Maitre Coq, du 17 au 26 avril aux Sables d'Olonne

Forty Figaro racers will be taking part in the Solo Maître CoQ from 17th to 26th April in Port Olona. Among them, six skippers pre-registered for the next Vendée Globe, including Jérémie Beyou, who is making his return to…

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Seb Audigane and Jörg Riechers, sixth in Barcelona

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Sebastien Audigane souhaite participer au Vendée Globe 2016

The German sailor Jörg Riechers and his French co-skipper Sébastien Audigane completed their double-handed round the world race today (Thursday 16th April) after 105 days, 23 hours, 35 minutes and 22 seconds, at an average speed of 9.17…

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Kito in the Tour de France sailing race

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Kito de Pavant participera au Vendée Globe 2016

While he awaits the arrival of his IMOCA 60’ Bastide-Otio, Kito de Pavant will be racing this summer on a small trimaran, the Diam 24, in the Tour de France sailing race. The crew of the Diam 24 ‘Made In Midi’ will include a…

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We are Water, fifth in Barcelona

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We Are Water, cinquième à Barcelone

The IMOCA monohull, We Are Water, skippered by the Garcia brothers, Bruno and Willy, finished the Barcelona World Race in fifth place this afternoon at 1506hrs UTC. The two Spanish sailors completed the round the world voyage in 99 days, 3 hours,…

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Positive comments at the Speed Dating event

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Premier Vendée Globe Speed Dating

The first Vendée Globe Speed Dating event took place last week in Paris offering 16 skippers an opportunity to present various project, as they look for sponsors, but it also enabled everyone to see the facts and figures and hear from some…

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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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