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    Published on 06-04-2020 09:45 AM
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    Linkedout et Thomas Ruyant en navigation au large de Lorient© PIERRE BOURAS

    After these long weeks of isolated work at reduced levels of operation, in small carefully distanced teams, or in some cases with work completely stopped for weeks, the IMOCA fleet here has been back in action since May ...
    Published on 06-03-2020 09:43 AM
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    Celebrating 50 Years of the Finn Masters with 'NOT the 50th Finn World Masters'

    This week should have been the 2020 Finn World Masters in Port Zelanda, in The Netherlands. Entries were approaching 250 when the decision was made to cancel back in March, with more than 300 Finns expected to turn up. Across the sport of sailing many major events have been postponed or cancelled, but for the Finn Masters the ...
    Published on 05-28-2020 10:20 AM
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    Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other sailors have to wait a while before heading back out to sea. We look at what has been happening at the end of the refit season.

    Preparation for the Vendée Globe: ease of ...
    Published on 05-18-2020 09:50 AM
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    Vendée-Arctic-Les Sables d’Olonne:
    a brand new race for the IMOCA boats

    The horizon is starting to look clearer for those aiming to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe. On 4th July, they are due to start the Vendée-Arctic-les Sables d’Olonne, a 3600-mile solo ocean race around a big triangle reaching up to the limits of the Arctic Circle. This race with its ...
    Published on 05-15-2020 07:16 AM
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    If the activity of the Team did not stop during the confinement, with in particular the monitoring of the construction of the Ultim Banque Populaire XI, the recovery is accelerating this week. The IMOCA by Clarisse Crémer and ...
    Published on 05-12-2020 05:49 PM
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    Forced West by 40 knot gales we're attempting an end around the low that is forecast to move slowly southward and end up exactly where I am now. It is generally considered ...
    Published on 05-12-2020 11:58 AM
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    Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with ...
    Published on 04-29-2020 11:55 AM
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    There was a bang unlike the usual bangs. Unusual is always a cause for concern. Glancing out the salon hatch I saw the Yankee no longer drawing but hanging slack in the furling foils. Not good. Not good at all. ...
    Published on 04-27-2020 11:27 AM
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    Rhumb Line

    Once again we are on a direct course to The Traps and Snares and the shallow bank that guards the southern approaches to Stewart Island. Just beyond these hazards lies ...
    Published on 04-24-2020 09:10 AM
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    Change of date - The 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race will start on Saturday 9th January 2021 from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero, Lanzarote © James Mitchell/Calero Marinas

    The Royal Ocean Racing Club have announced a new start date for the 7th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race. Traditionally held in November each year from Lanzarote to Grenada, the next edition will start from Calero Marinas Puerto Calero ...
    Published on 04-22-2020 08:49 AM

    A spanking new teaser from the folks at Vendee Globe!

    See the whole set HERE ...
    Published on 04-20-2020 09:22 AM
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    Ronnie Simpson knows how to take what life throws his way in stride and can find the rainbow in a squall without looking...
    His ...
    Published on 04-19-2020 10:13 AM
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    April 14

    So THIS article hit the internet yesterday on Yahoo Lifestyle and the ShoreTeam has been overwhelmed with all the comments and responses! Bert’s gone viral! We went from 700 followers to 3800 overnight! The article is great and really captures the spirit of Bert’s adventure.

    Thank you to all the new supporters and to those who have been with Bert since the beginning

    I’ve been sharing the highlights with Bert on our routine check ins and he is so thankful for all the ...
    Published on 04-19-2020 09:57 AM
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    Fleet at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe Flotte at the start of the Vendée Globe, in Les Sables ...
    Published on 03-24-2020 09:52 AM
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    The President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach, and the Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, held a conference call this morning to discuss the constantly changing environment ...
    Published on 03-12-2020 09:53 AM
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    The next edition of The Ocean Race, scheduled to start from Alicante, Spain in October 2021, will visit 10 international cities, including the start port and the Grand Finale finish in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 2022.

    For the first time, The Ocean Race is now open to the high-tech, foiling IMOCA 60 class, in addition to the one-design VO65 boats that provided record-breaking performance and such close, compelling racing in the 2017-18 edition of the race – the closest Race of all-time. ...
    Published on 03-11-2020 09:56 AM
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    2020 New York-Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne Transatlantic Race
    27 skippers registered for the warm-up for the Vendée Globe

    On the official closing date for registering, the list of entrants for the final solo transatlantic race before the round the world race is certainly very attractive. 27 sailors make up the list of competitors for the second edition of this race between the United States and Vendée. The line-up is twice the size of four years ago and the quality is certainly there too, as the race will bring together the eight new generation IMOCAs built for next November’s Vendée Globe. With a weighting of four in the IMOCA Globe Series, this 3500-mile solo race, essentially sailed downwind, ...
    Published on 02-28-2020 12:16 PM

    In case you were wondering what it's like to fly across the Atlantic on a foiling monohull, here's your chance! Charlie ...
    Published on 02-27-2020 09:41 AM
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    Pressure from the First Gun to the Last in the 2020 52 SUPER SERIES
    (Wednesday 26th February, Cape Town) – As the ninth successive year of racing on the 52 SUPER SERIES opens Monday, racers on the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit are relishing a whole new set of challenges as two regattas on Cape Town’s Table Bay raise the curtain on what promises to be a most exciting and close-fought six-event season.

    The first ever visit to Cape Town by the circuit, and indeed the class, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, will test the ten different teams from eight nations that are set to compete on inshore racing waters relatively unknown to the ...
    Published on 02-27-2020 09:33 AM
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    2020, the IMOCA skippers in the spotlight

    2020 promises to be a busy and exciting year for the teams in the IMOCA class with two solo transatlantic races: The Transat CIC in May and the New York-Vendée-Les Sables d’Olonne in June, followed by the legendary Vendée Globe in the autumn. The line-up will be strong in terms ...