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    Published on 04-10-2019 10:08 AM
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    On May 8, following the Grand Prix Guyader, eighteen loners will line up at the start of the Bermuda 1000 Race, the first of three events on the 2019 calendar of the IMOCA Globes Series. All will then leave Douarnenez Bay to reach Brest harbor via the legendary Fastnet lighthouse and a virtual mark off the Azores archipelago, with a total of 2000 miles to go. A colorful route that will reinforce, once again, the strong link that unites the territories of ...
    Published on 04-09-2019 09:02 AM
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    The Atlantic Challenge Guadeloupe> Horta> La Rochelle is a new race proposed by Grand Pavois Organization with the support of the Class40 and the French Sailing Federation.

    The race? A transatlantic return crew (minimum 2 on board) between La Guadeloupe and La Rochelle via a stopover in Horta in the Azores.
    The perfect opportunity after the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe to return to the race of the West Indies as part of a new appointment listed on the official calendars!



    Photos© Pierrick Garenne / GPO





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    Published on 04-04-2019 01:16 PM
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    April 4, 2019 – Tarawa, Kiribati
    New month, new country! S/V QUIVER arrived in Kiribati two days ago after a picture-perfect 400+ mile solo crossing from Majuro, making the trip in a bit under four days, almost entirely under sail. From here, i’ll jump on the first good weather window that I can find and get further south – across the equator – towards Fiji.




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    Published on 04-02-2019 12:25 PM
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    François Gabart on the subject of Brest Atlantiques:

    “We have emerged much stronger!”

    As far as the MACIF trimaran skipper is concerned, the new Brest Atlantiques race, in which the Ultim’ fleet sets off from Brest to Rio and then to the Cape of Good Hope, before returning to Finistère, is a sign of the vitality of the Ultim 32/23 class following the autumn storms.

    François Gabart and his co-skipper will endeavour ...
    Published on 03-22-2019 09:46 AM
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    18 IMOCAS to compete in the Bermuda 1000 Race Time to clock up the miles again

    The first event on the IMOCA Globe Series calendar for 2019, the Bermuda 1000 Race, will set sail from Douarnenez (Brittany) at 1300 hrs local time on Wednesday 8th May. On the programme, a 2000-mile solo race course finishing in Brest, via the Fastnet and the Azores. Eighteen sailors representing six nationalities will be lining up, including a number of rookies, who will be making the most of the event to gain their first important solo experience aboard an IMOCA. Whatever their ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 04:42 PM
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    The Ocean Race enters new era with global launch event

    The Ocean Race revealed its new brand identity and confirmed two team entries during an online launch event hosted in Alicante, Spain.





    Formerly known as the Whitbread Round the World Race (1973 to 1997) and the Volvo Ocean Race (2001 to 2018), The Ocean Race is the premiere, fully-crewed, offshore race in the world, and a pinnacle event in the sport of sailing.

    Although now under new ownership, The ...
    Published on 03-21-2019 09:20 AM
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    Mo has completed her circumnavigation in the Roaring 40s, including two consecutive roundings of Cape Horn. The circuit took 110 days and covered over 15,000 miles.

    As you saw if you followed on the tracker, I came in north of Diego Ramirez in strong wind, this after writing a blog post describing why that is a bad idea. I was right. More on that later.






    https://www.followmychallenge.com/live/figure8voyage/ ...
    Published on 03-19-2019 12:00 PM
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    KSL.com Reports

    TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

    Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...
    Published on 03-14-2019 01:46 PM
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    March 12, 2019

    Day 159

    Noon Position: 51 17S 99 25W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NWxN 10 – 20

    Sea(t/ft): NW 4

    Sky: Altocumulus and Stratus

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1011+

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 46

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib poled to port, Big genoa free to starboard; two reefs each.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 113

    Miles since departure: 21, 812

    Avg. Miles/Day: 137

    Days since Cape ...
    Published on 03-13-2019 02:19 PM
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    The BBC Reports


    A hand-built wooden rowing boat has been found in Norway six months after it was abandoned off Land's End during an attempted Transatlantic crossing.

    Duncan Hutchison, from Lochinver, spent three years constructing the craft before attempting to row it from New York to his home in the west Highlands. ...
    Published on 03-09-2019 08:15 AM
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    Date: March 6, 2019

    Noon Position: 47 19S 118 48W

    Course: ESE 7

    Wind: NW 21 – 34

    Noon to Noon Miles: 155

    Barometer: 997, falling

    Sail: Working jib, heavily reefed.


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    Published on 02-27-2019 09:06 AM
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    February 24, 2019

    Day 143

    Noon Position: 46 05S 150 50W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 7

    Wind(t/tws): NW 24 – 28 (steady 30 within two hours)

    Sea(t/ft): NW 6

    Sky: Alto and cirro cumulus. A mackerel sky.

    10ths Cloud Cover: 6

    Bar(mb): 1011, falling slowly

    Cabin Temp(f): 68

    Water Temp(f): 57

    Relative Humidity(%): 77
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    Published on 02-12-2019 02:51 PM
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    February 8, 2019

    Day 127

    Noon Position: 47 45S 159 53E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NNE 30 – 40

    Sea(t/ft): NE 14+ (steep and breaking)

    Sky: Stratus with rain and drizzle

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1000+, still falling (998+ at sundown; still falling)

    Cabin Temp(f): 63

    Water Temp(f): 53

    Relative Humidity(%): 81 ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 09:50 AM
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    Five contenders for the 2020 Vendée Globe: that crucial diversity

    With the announcement that Banque Populaire is working alongside Clarisse Crémer, there are now five women hoping to take part in the next Vendée Globe, as she will be joining Sam Davies, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier and the British sailor, Pip Hare. Such a female line-up would be an outright record in the history of the race, which has seen seven women compete in eight editions. They have been fairly successful, as six of them completed the race.



    Alexia Barrier


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    Published on 02-05-2019 09:46 AM
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    Entrant UPDATE...FRENCH!! #GGR2018




    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 has crossed the equator and its speed increases steadily as it rises in the North-East Alizées area. Good navigation conditions ...
    Published on 02-04-2019 04:59 PM
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    February 5, 2019 – Majuro Atoll, RMI
    s/v QUIVER is officially underway on her global surf chasing odyssey! 17 days and change, and around 2,170 miles since leaving Kauai, QUIVER is moored inside the lagoon at Majuro Atoll; the most populated island ...
    Published on 02-01-2019 10:08 AM
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    UPDATE: Jules Verne Record Attempt Aborted....

    At 19h UTC Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, contacted his technical team ashore to report damage to the structure of the starboard rudder. Spindrift racing is challenging ...
    Published on 01-31-2019 09:13 AM
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    15 days into the Jules Verne Record attempt, Spindrift 2 maintains a 260 nm lead over IDEC Spots 2017 pace.

    The see-saw nautical milelead has vacillated between a high of 536 to a low of 90 or so since start two weeks ago.

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    Published on 01-29-2019 09:10 AM
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    After 12 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes, Spindrift 2 reached the longitude of Cape Agulhas on Tuesday at 0240 UTC (0340 French Time), sailing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Whilst maintaining the lead on Francis Joyon and his teams’ world record of 6 hours 43 minutes. In order to reach this point of Africa, Yann Guichard and his eleven crew members had to sail around the ...
    Published on 01-29-2019 08:45 AM
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    On the 29th of January today, after 211 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes and 19 s, JEAN-LUC VAN DEN HEEDE won the Golden Globe Race 2018 !
    What an achievement for this 73 years old man that was achieving his 6th circumnavigation, with a victory for the ...