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    Published on 12-07-2019 09:43 AM
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    François Gabart, Gwénolé Gahinet and Jérémie Eloy crossed the finishing line of the Brest Atlantiques in second place, this Saturday morning, 2 days and 21 hours after Edmond-de-Rothschild. The MACIF trimaran spent 31 days and 20 hours at sea to finish the Brest Atlantiques and sail 17,889 miles in the both the north and south Atlantic.

    The MACIF trimaran crew took 31 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes and 50 seconds to complete the 17,889-mile loop in the north and south Atlantic, with two course marks to round in Rio de Janeiro and the Cape sea. These two passage marks turned out to be useful and important for the MACIF team, forced to make two pit stops to make repairs. On four occasions, the MACIF trimaran suffered ...
    Published on 12-06-2019 12:15 PM
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    DAY 4 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships
    Day 1 of the Gold Fleet finals has seen the pressure mount, and some of the favourites starting to crumble…

    The fourth day of the 2019 Hyundai 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships saw the race for the title and Olympic qualification is beginning to take shape as the fleets split into their respective Gold fleets.

    49er - Germans and Kiwis break away

    Two teams have separated themselves at the top of the 49er leaderboard. Erik Heil / Thomas Ploessel (GER) extended their lead over Peter Burling / Blair Tuke (NZL) on the first day of finals racing, winning the day with three top ten finishes and edging themselves one step closer to their first 49er World Championship. Hot on their heels the local heroes of Burling / Tuke didn’t have an ideal day by their ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 04:42 PM
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    A lighter 6-12 knot day on Nassau’s Montagu Bay brought a fresh set of winners among the 23 competing teams on day three of the SSL Finals, the event determining 2019’s ‘stars of the sailing world’.

    Star of the day was Australian Torvar Mirsky, sailing with Ireland’s Robert O’Leary. With the wind due north, the 2017 Match Racing World Champion was unbeatable upwind, leading at the top mark in all three of today’s races. However it was only in the second when they converted this to their first ...
    Published on 12-05-2019 10:49 AM
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    DAY 3 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships
    The end of the Qualifying Series in any Olympic-class World Championship is always a fraught scramble to make it through to the Gold Fleet Finals. Scrape through to the final 25 and you live to fight another three days. Fail to make the cut - and the best you can finish is 26th overall.

    Add to that the fact that qualification to the Olympic Games is also on the line for many teams at the Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships in Auckland, and there is an awful lot at stake for this group of committed sailors. They dedicate their young lives to moments like these.
    Published on 12-05-2019 09:45 AM
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    December 5, 2019

    At about 19:00 (French time) on Wednesday, December 4, Spindrift ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 12:57 PM
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    Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on decembre 3, 2019 at 20H 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt.
    The Objective: to beat the existing record of 40-days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds and cross back over the line again before 20H 27' 25" UTC ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 11:14 AM
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    DAY 2 - Hyundai 49er, 49erFX & Nacra 17 World Championships

    It has been a feature of the Nacra 17 fleet in Championships to date that the favourites rise to the challenge and begin the series strongly. None more so than the never-ending saga for British nomination to the Tokyo Olympics between Ben Saxton with Nicola Boniface and John Gimson with Anna Burnett. The two British teams fighting for the selection are lying first and second overall on the leaderboard, both with two dominant days to start the regatta. However there are four teams at the top, all within a point of each other. Along with the Brits are Riley Gibbs and Anna Weis (USA) in ...
    Published on 12-04-2019 10:14 AM
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    It is done ! After 28 days 23 hours 24 minutes and 46 seconds of sea, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, accompanied by the media man Yann Riou, won "Brest Atlantiques" this Wednesday, December 4 at 10:24'46 ''. A first big offshore victory for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, who will have traveled a total of 17,084 miles, at 24.57 knots of real average speed.

    Leaving Brest on November 5th in muscular conditions, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier found this Wednesday morning the city of Ponant in a "time of young lady" (flat sea, light breeze of east, rising sun), crossing as winners to 10h24'46 '' , after having chained ...
    Published on 12-03-2019 10:28 AM
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    Erik Heil and Thomas Ploessel opened day one of the World Championships with a stunningly consistent performance while some of the other big guns failed to fire.

    Two 49er races were completed after wild weather lashed the race areas off Auckland, New Zealand. With wind speeds up to 37 knots recorded on the race course earlier in the day, the sensible decision was made to keep all sailors ashore until sailable conditions arrived. After a delay long enough to cause even the most seasoned veterans to assume they were having a day off, the 49er fleet were sent out for two rounds of qualifying races.

    With over 400 athletes competing from 40 nations and with the ...
    Published on 12-03-2019 09:39 AM
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    BREAKING NEWS - 3 December 2019
    // JULES VERNE TROPHY: START AT 20h 55' 54" (UTC) //
    Spindrift 2 crossed the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy on tuesday 3, decembre 2019 at 20h 55' 54" UTC to begin their 21,600 miles around the world record attempt. The Objective: to beat the existing record of 40-days 23 hours 30 minutes and 30 seconds and cross back over the line again before 20h 27' 25" UTC on January 13, 2020.

    The twelve crew of the black and gold trimaran crossed the line in front of the Créac’h Lighthouse (Ushant) at 20h 55' 54" UTC on tuesday 3, decembre 2019 in a very moderate
    Published on 12-03-2019 09:05 AM
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    Here is the word of the board sent this Tuesday, December 3 by Ronan Gladu, media man on Actual Leader.

    "The news of Actual Leader, right in the middle of the North Atlantic! We are exactly halfway between the Canaries and Bermuda. We have finally stopped our progression towards the west, the opposite of Brest ... But our road, full north, still does not ...
    Published on 12-02-2019 04:39 PM
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    The arrival is precise for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild! Having managed to place Monday morning in front of a depression in the Azores, the Ultim trimaran led by Franck Cammas and Charles ...
    Published on 12-02-2019 04:31 PM
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    The Torbay Sailing Club hosted it's annual tribute to Sir Peter Blake over the weekend, a springboard event for youths 19 years and under.
    235 entries in 13 divisions participated in the event located in Waiake Bay just north of Auckland proper. LiveSailDie.com had Rachel von Zalinski
    in attendance to capture the joy of youths enjoying ...
    Published on 12-02-2019 02:38 PM
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    Tough conditions for IDEC SPORT before the finish in Vietnam

    Rarely during his career as a high-speed ocean racer has Francis Joyon experienced such a long period of light airs and reduced speed. Since they approached ...