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    Published on 11-13-2018 02:48 PM
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    Ray Roberts gets better every day and has now manoeuvred BoomEgg - JoyOurs Team to just two points off the lead in the hotly contested Beneteau 40.7 at the China Cup International Regatta in Shenzhen. The Australian veteran of many Rolex Sydney Hobart Races scored 2,1 in some beautiful, windy, wavy conditions in Daya Bay, and now sits just two points behind the leader, Wanhang Longcheer. The Longcheer crew notched up the reverse numbers ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 01:55 PM
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    FRENCH UPDATE 13/11/2018 : #GGR2018

    Apart from Tapio Lehtinen, pushed in the middle of the Sea of Tasmin by a strong ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 12:47 PM
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    UPDATE FROM BOIRS 13/11/18 at 13:00 PART 1:

    Why did Malizia sail this strange curve last night ? Problems with the kite ? Yes. To put this first: no scratch on the sail. It’s in its bag and stacked. But that didn’t look a likely end of the scenario for a frightening hour.

    Unfortunately, I have lost a lot of miles but not all due to the incident. We were still just transitioning ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 10:42 AM
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    TRACKER


    Alex Thomson continues to extend his lead in the trade winds. Now less than 1000 miles from the finish in Pointe-à-Pitre, the British skipper seems well placed, even if Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès will remain a threat until the end, while Boris Herrmann is also lying in wait. The first boat to finish in the ...
    Published on 11-13-2018 10:01 AM
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    No report from Frank Quealey, understand he is in hospital, we wish him all the best and a speedy recovery.

    There were two races sailed on Sunday in the Spring Championship for the Chris Webb Memorial Trophy.

    Sailing in 13-16kts ENE, both races were dominated by end to end winners - Asko in Race 5 and Finport Finance in Race 6. It ...
    Published on 11-12-2018 09:54 AM
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    After Francis Joyon's victory in the Ultime category, the battle between the IMOCAs is in the spotlight. For behind Alex Thomson, the clear leader, Paul Meilhat, Vincent Riou and Yann Eliès have shown once again that in the Route du Rhum absolutely nothing is certain until the finish line is crossed. On Monday, three competitors, who were in ...
    Published on 11-11-2018 09:22 PM
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    Unbelievable ! Completely crazy! After 6 days of chase after Francois Gabart, everything finally played at the end of a tour of Guadeloupe totally crazy, in the devents and the petole. On board IDEC Sport, Francis Joyon wins an anthology final.

    At the mark of Basse Terre, with 17 minutes in advance, we think that MACIF ...
    Published on 11-11-2018 11:39 AM
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    A few hours from the amazing outcome of the Route du Rhum and the fierce fight that is currently being played out between François Gabart and Francis Joyon, lots of people are wondering about the MACIF trimaran's average speeds. Below is an update on the damage on board.



    (Near the finish, MACIF ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 06:09 PM
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    CHART


    With less than 800 nautical miles to sail to the finish of the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race – from Saint Malo in Brittany to Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe - the French sailor François Gabart is on course not only to win the ULTIME class but to smash the outright race record.

    After just six days at sea Gabart, at the helm of the maxi-trimaran MACIF, is now within a day-and-a-half of finishing the 3,542-nautical mile race and estimates published by the race director’s office suggest ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 09:02 AM
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    "Sorry Sir, we seem to be slightly delay with the delivery of your new boat"

    Photog unknown.... ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 08:31 AM



    The AM38 test boat, better known as the MULE, touches both sunlight and the sea for the first time. Half the size of ...
    Published on 11-10-2018 08:24 AM
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    Ultime

    Between Francis and Francis, there is only one 'O' difference. An O that resembles the outline of Guadeloupe, or 4 to 6 hours of sailing, perhaps the delta between the two men when crossing the finish line Sunday in the late afternoon between the Islet Pig and Islet Gosier ...

    Between the Charentais and the Eurélien, there is also 27 years of gap. With a little imagination, Francis could have been François's father. Their respective boats are also born one generation apart (2006 and 2015), but these are two VPLP plans with remarkable pedigree. On one side MACIF, a trimaran that took Gabart alone around the world in record time (42 days 16 hours), transfigured into ...
    Published on 11-09-2018 10:42 AM
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    LAST NIGHTS UPDATE 8:30pm 08/11/18: Boris is now in 1st but he sent us this update last night.
    Now I am sitting here taking my “apero” alone. A beer and bel cheese with crackers. I try not to think about the race for 20 minutes. I feel it’s important to refresh my mind starting to be quite tired. A moment of mental ...
    Published on 11-09-2018 09:47 AM
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    Captions welcomed... ...
    Published on 11-09-2018 09:32 AM
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    THE FIRST WORDS OF ARMEL AFTER HIS RETURN TO EARTH
    Rescued by the Portuguese crew of the "Sonho de Infancia" Tuesday night, Armel joined this morning the port of Vigo in Spain where expected members of his team. He gives us his first words before joining his relatives in Brittany.




    After Ouessant we find ourselves in a somewhat complicated ...
    Published on 11-08-2018 03:14 PM
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    Coast Guard searching, requesting info for possible person in the water near Bainbridge Island





    SEATTLE — Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound watchstanders are seeking information regarding a possible missing boater, ...
    Published on 11-08-2018 02:53 PM




    La Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe came to a halt very quickly, too quickly, for Sébastien Josse and the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. At the helm of the latest addition to the Gitana fleet, an emblem of the new generation of ...
    Published on 11-08-2018 12:47 PM
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    Here is the retranscription of the message of Jean-Luc Van Den Heede recovered thanks to the radio-amateurs network and the Terre & Mer collective : #GGR2018

    "I had plenty of time
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    Published on 11-08-2018 12:36 PM
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    The United States SailGP Team and the China SailGP Team were lucky enough to be the first to get time on the water in the F50.

    The teams are wrapping up an intensive two week session in New Zealand getting a feel for these racing machines. Full report coming soon! ...
    Published on 11-08-2018 10:33 AM




    The skipper of the 50-foot trimaran Team Vent Debout, Fabrice Payen, announced that he had dismasted this morning while sailing about 230 miles in western Portugal. It was the starboard star, in the wind, which broke off, causing the mast to fall. Fabrice was sailing with three reefs in the mainsail and J 3 in the front. Conditions seemed to calm down in the area, with just over 20 knots of wind. Fabrice is fine. He secures his boat by dropping the rigging. He can then route the engine to a Spanish or Portuguese port not yet determined. The CROSS Griz Nez is informed and distributes an alert to the ships on the zone. Fabrice Payen had a great start on the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe since he was second ...

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