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    Published on 01-20-2017 05:45 PM
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    Quantum Racing named Boat of the Week; Hot Mess earns Corinthian honors

    KEY WEST, Fla. – By winning the final race of the highly competitive 52 Super Series and with it the class championship, Doug De Vos’ (Ada, MI) Quantum Racing was awarded Boat of the Week honors at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week hosted by the Storm Trysail Club.

    Quantum Racing was placed sixth in the pro-laden class at mid-week, 8 ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 10:33 AM
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    NEW EQUATOR RECORD FOR IDEC SPORT


    At 1228hrs UTC on Friday 20th January 2017, the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT crossed the Equator. Francis Joyon, Sébastien Audigane, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 10:18 AM
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    Marine Partners’ Day won by Peter Wagner’s J/111 Skeleton Key

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Four classes are up for grabs with one race remaining at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week. Tomorrow’s lone race for all racing classes will decide the winner in the 52 Super Series, J/111 Class, J/70 Class and ORC Class.

    Two races were held today – Marine Partners’ Day – in light winds between 6 and 9 knots from the southeast. These were held after ...
    Published on 01-20-2017 09:56 AM
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    THOMSON CLAIMS SECOND IN HISTORIC VENDÉE GLOBE RACE
    FRIDAY 20 JANUARY 2017, 09H34

    British yachtsman Alex Thomson today took the runner-up spot in the Vendée Globe to become the solo round-the-world race's second-fastest sailor ever.


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    Published on 01-19-2017 03:07 PM
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    FINAL HOURS IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
    19 January 2017

    The IDEC SPORT Maxi trimaran will soon be leaving the South Atlantic. Francis Joyon and his crew of five ...
    Published on 01-19-2017 09:37 AM
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    Armel Le Cléac'h wins the Vendée Globe 2016-17 in record time

    French sailor Armel Le Cléac'h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo non-stop round the world race in the process.


    © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / VENDEE GLOBE


    Le Cléac'h, 39, from Brittany, crossed the finish line of the race in Les Sables d'Olonne, ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 08:26 PM
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    Day 3 featured less breeze, but closer racing, particularly in the ORC Class where Mt Gay Rum Boat of the Day winner Second Star had finishes of 1 - 1 - 2.5 - photo Quantum Key West Race Week/PhotoBoat.com


    Mount Gay Rum Day won by first-time entrant J.D. Hill’s Second Star

    KEY WEST, Fla. – Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week – Mount Gay Rum Day – saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 10:31 AM
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    IDEC SPORT is less than 1000 miles from entering the Northern Hemisphere. At 17°S this morning, the big red and grey trimaran is climbing back up the Atlantic pushed along by the Brazilian ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 09:22 AM
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    Imocas, from the old to the new generation of boats. By Guillaume Verdier.


    Banque Populaire

    Aiming for light, powerful boats.
    The evolution of Verdier/VPLP IMOCA over three generations

    2007-2008: First generation

    In 2007, I was part of the K Challenge design team for the America’s Cup in Valencia. In collaboration with Bernard Nivetl, I designed hulls that were very wide at the bow and stern, with very steep sides. In parallel, we studied the compromises between the hull’s stiffness, the wetted surface and wave lengths. Powerful bows turned out to be efficient because they extend ...
    Published on 01-18-2017 09:08 AM
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    VENDÉE GLOBE VICTORY 24 HOURS FROM LE CLÉAC'H'S GRASP
    WEDNESDAY 18 JANUARY 2017, 16H15

    British sailor Alex Thomson today conceded that his chances of overhauling Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h on the home strait were slim, despite narrowing the gap to just 35 miles. In the last 24 hours Thomson, 42, has halved Le Cléach's lead of 70 miles but as the ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 09:39 PM
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    Platoon Battle in the Trenches, But Hold Out For Key West Lead
    (Tuesday 17th January, Key West) – Even among some of the top teams in the 52 SUPER SERIES, the world's leading grand prix monohull circuit, nerves and elements of self-doubt had a negative effect on Monday, the first day of the new season and the opening races of the Quantum Key West Race Week.




    While Harm Müller-Spreer's Platoon opened with two confident, well executed wins, several among the 11 TP52 teams racing on the azure waters of the Florida Keys did not manage to start their season on their A-Game.
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    Published on 01-17-2017 09:16 PM
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    QUANTUM KEY WEST RACE WEEK ROLLICKS THROUGH DAY 2


    Lewmar Day provided brilliant conditions once again in Key West - photo Andy Newman/Florida Keys New Bureau


    Lewmar Day won by J/88 Hijinks as conditions continue to provide thrilling racing

    KEY WEST, Fla. – To the delight of the more than 600 sailors competing in the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Day 2’s racing nearly mirrored Day 1’s memorable conditions.

    Today, Lewmar Day, offered more stellar racing in 15- to 20-knot winds amid sunny skies ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 01:41 PM
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    "Awesome racing last weekend for the first and nearly 50nm race organized by the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association (PSSA). With 14 boats entered ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 10:11 AM
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    THOMSON RUNNING OUT OF TIME IN SPRINT TO VENDÉE GLOBE FINISH
    TUESDAY 17 JANUARY 2017, 15H50

    Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac'h has an advantage of just 69 miles on second-placed Alex Thomson as the solo round the world race enters its final 500 miles. ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 09:52 AM
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    HEADING NORTH
    17 January 2017

    Fine weather and calm seas off the coast of Brazil. After picking up the trade winds last night, on the 33rd day of racing against the clock, IDEC SPORT is heading due north at speeds varying between ...
    Published on 01-17-2017 09:21 AM
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    City of Key West Day won by 52 Super Series leader Platoon of Germany

    KEY WEST, Fla. –The comments from the first day of the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, the City of Key West Day, were nearly unanimous – epic sailing conditions in one of the best racing venues in the world.

    “It was a sporty day,” said J.D. Hill (Houston, TX), owner of the J/122 Second Star. Hill was the first to enter Quantum Key West Race Week last June and he’s racing for the first time after having ...
    Published on 01-16-2017 09:04 AM
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    PHOTO-FINISH PREDICTED IN VENDÉE GLOBE THRILLER

    MONDAY 16 JANUARY 2017, 16H33
    The Vendée Globe is going down to the wire with the leading pair of Armel Le Cléac'h and Alex Thomson split ...
    Published on 01-16-2017 08:53 AM
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    (January 16, 2017) – Red Bull Youth America´s Cup Sport Directors Roman Hagara and Hans Peter Steinacher have announced the 12 teams of sailors aged 19–25 that have been invited to compete in the 2017 Red Bull Youth America’s Cup in Bermuda.

    The two Olympic legends from Austria introduced the Red Bull ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 10:01 PM
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    Old acquaintances and new friendships will be joined at the venerable regatta

    KEY WEST, Fla. – The 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week begins tomorrow with a weather forecast calling for winds of 15 to 20 knots with gusts possibly as high as 25 knots and air temperatures in the mid-70s – conditions welcomed by every sailor in this idyllic setting celebrating ...
    Published on 01-15-2017 11:08 AM
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    Somewhat scalded by the insolent brio with which Francis Joyon and his extraordinary crew of the maxi trimaran Idec Sports are played of the vast seas of the great south, the Atlantic ...

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