2016 Around the world solo non-stop without assistance

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Cheminées Poujoulat back in her home port

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Cheminées Poujoulat de retour à Brest

After winning the Barcelona World Race, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam arrived back in Brest on Saturday lunchtime. “We can now say that we have completed the round the world voyage. Since 25th March, when we finished the race, a lot has been…

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Tanguy de Lamotte taking part in the Guyader Grand Prix

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Mise à l'eau d'Initiatives Coeur

After a long winter refit, Tanguy de Lamotte’s new monohull Initiatives-Coeur is back in the water and will be taking part in the Guyader Grand Prix from 1st to 10th May in Douarnenez Bay. This big event, which brings together all sorts…

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Paul Meilhat steps up from the Figaro class to an IMOCA

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Paul Meilhat prend possession de son 60 pieds SMA

On Saturday in les Sables-d’Olonne, Paul Meilhat officially and literally stepped up from the Figaro to an IMOCA boat, going aboard his new 60-foot monohull displaying the colours of SMA. Michel Desjoyeaux, who was behind the design of this…

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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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