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    Published on 11-20-2019 10:46 AM
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    On Tuesday, François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy were making headway at nearly 30 knots on a course leading to the Cape, the southernmost headland on the African continent, where the Brest Atlantiques’ second course marker is located. During a radio session, the MACIF trimaran’s skipper talked about what the trio had been through since Rio, sailing close-hauled in a very ...
    Published on 11-20-2019 09:45 AM
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    Photo: Martin Keruzoré / Sodebo


    After a little over 15 days of racing, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of "Brest Atlantiques" since Rio, is preparing this Wednesday early evening to cross the second and final mark of course, Robben Island, off the coast. Cap. With on his heels the trimaran ...
    Published on 11-19-2019 03:32 PM
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    Posted on 19.11.2019
    Following the damage encountered on the starboard rudder, the last 36 hours were loaded aboard Sodebo Ultim 3. Guided by their team ashore, Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc Nélias have been busy with the diagnosis ...
    Published on 11-19-2019 10:29 AM
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    Posted on 19.11.2019
    After two weeks at sea, the fleet of "Brest Atlantiques" has tightened for several hours because of a favorable weather conditions for boats coming from behind that take advantage of the rise of the Saint Helena high pressure to spin straight ahead. , where the leader, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, has chained six gybes. The latter is expected Wednesday night in Cape Town, the second and final mark of course, where the fourth, Sodebo Ultim 3, will stop about ten hours later.




    The big smiles are out on Actual Leader! If Yves Le Blevec and Alex Pella suffered enormously after Rio when they had to face for three days of Dantesque conditions (strong ...
    Published on 11-18-2019 09:31 AM
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    Sodebo To Stop Ii Cape Town




    On the night of Sunday 17 to Monday 18 November, in the middle of the South Atlantic, Sodebo Ultim 3 struck an OFNI (unidentified floating object). Seasoned sailors, Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc Nélias quickly stopped the boat to get out of the cockpit and see the damage caused by the shock on the starboard
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    Published on 11-17-2019 12:13 PM
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    Posted on 17.11.2019
    Here is the word of the edge sent Sunday, November 18 by Ronan Gladu, media man aboard Actual Leader.

    "Life is always tough on Actual Leader, as we start this third day (or fourth, I do not know!) To fight with this storm in the South Atlantic.We have not seen the sun since Rio it's raining and getting colder as we plunge into the south.We are no longer upwind, the sea is still rotten, but less frequently: the boat is accelerating on "flat" sanction twice worse at the first double inflating ...
    Published on 11-15-2019 10:27 AM
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    After ten days at sea on "Brest Atlantiques", the race was completely revived off Rio, between the stopover of the trimaran MACIF, the turn-around dictated by the prudence of Sodebo Ultim 3, and sailors who all keep the step on the brake so as not to expose their trimarans too much to a choppy sea. The goal of the fleet, led Friday by Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, is to make the round back before recovering within two days conditions ...
    Published on 11-15-2019 09:35 AM
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    SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Coast Guard assisted a 78-year-old man aboard a homemade sailing vessel, Thursday, after he ran out of supplies during a five-month journey across the Pacific Ocean.

    On October ...
    Published on 11-14-2019 01:21 PM
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    Proto: François Jambou-Navigateur-Course au large
    Arrived Thursday 14 November at 18 pm 00 minutes 07 seconds.
    Time elapsed: 12 days 02 hours 27 minutes 07 seconds from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to le Marin Bay, Martinique.

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    Published on 11-14-2019 11:17 AM
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    In view of the current weather conditions on zone: a very active depression in the south of Brazil that quickly formed last night and the high of st. Hélène High, Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc ...
    Published on 11-14-2019 10:55 AM
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    2nd Hobie 16 World Championships
    Captiva Island, FL
    November 12, 2019 Press Release
    Windy conditions for day 3 of the Hobie 16 Open World Championships. The promised cold front arrived overnight and sailors
    were greeted with strong wind conditions for day 3. The first race of the day delivered 20-26 knots with a very lively sea state. ...
    Published on 11-14-2019 10:19 AM
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    Ian Lipinsky and Adrien Hardy, on their 40ft monohull, Crédit Mutuel, have won the Class40 of the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre after crossing the finish line in the Bay of All Saints in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 04:36:23 (UTC), 17 days, 16 hours 21 minutes and ...
    Published on 11-13-2019 03:41 PM
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    Report from Kurt Hoehne WWW.Sailish.com

    It seems the Round the County race always serves up one marginal race day and one great race day. This past weekend, Saturday was truly marginal and Sunday could be called “OK,” especially if you were playing the shore along San Juan Island.

    Saturday’s start verged on silly. Some boats were barely able cross the start before the time limit for starting expired. A lot of boats were stuck not far from the start line for hours. The race turned into a nice ...
    Published on 11-13-2019 11:21 AM
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    Photo: Ronan Gladu / Actual Leader


    Posted on 13.11.2019
    Always leader of "Brest Atlantiques" since the stop, Tuesday, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, trimaran MACIF should arrive around 19h (French time) in Rio de Janeiro where he will stop for a change of central hull saffron. Sodebo Ultim 3 is expected about five hours later in the Cagarras Islands, where ...