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      Published on 09-13-2021 03:58 PM
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      Maxi Popular Bank XI
      This morning Armel, Kevin and the Team returned Maxi Popular Bank XI back to the water at Lorient La Base.
      The two skippers will resume training this weekend.







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      Published on 09-09-2021 10:55 AM
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      With less than a week to go, the organising company Azimut is putting the finishing touches to the many details which make the yearly Défi competition such a successful event.

      Enjoying financial backing from Lorient’s inter-council partnership, technical support from IMOCA and high-quality competition from the 14 teams, there is absolutely no doubt that a major festival of top-level sailing is on the cards from 14 to 19 September. The perfect opportunity then to walk the docks of Lorient La Base and get the skinny on the competitive stakes colouring this eleventh edition.

      Which of the ...
      Published on 09-03-2021 11:09 AM
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      Since its earliest days, humankind has been intrigued by the power of pictures. The colorful forms and figures our ancestors painted on cave walls are the most ancient storybooks in history, our first works of art. Over millennia, they have passed on tales and traditions, without the use of a single word.
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      Published on 08-12-2021 02:30 PM
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      Splash down! We're racking up the milestones this week with our new boat. Our #imoca60 11.2 hit the water for the first time yesterday.
      Next stop - Concarneau, where we'll haul her out at MerConcept for the final work
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      Published on 08-07-2021 05:30 PM
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      THE BIG REVEAL: Greeted by sunshine, rain and rainbows, 11th Hour Racing Team's IMOCA 60 rolled out of the shed CDK Technologies for the first time today.

      Today marks a significant milestone for 11th Hour Racing Team as our new boat was rolled out of the shed at CDK Technologies. All pix from Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing Team.


      Concarneau, France (August 9, 2021)


      After 24 months of research, development, and construction, 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its new IMOCA 60, the first of a new era of boats ...
      Published on 08-04-2021 10:29 AM
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      New outing at sea today on the #TrimaranSVRLazartigue! 25°C, clear sky and a merciful sea,
      all the ingredients were gathered to allow our navigators to fly away.
      At 14 knots of wind, the new Ultim was able to lift over water under the expert ...
      Published on 07-22-2021 12:31 PM
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      CDK TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSTRUCT THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE SVR-LAZARTIGUE TRIMARAN



      Boasting over 35 years’ experience and leading the way in the offshore racing domain, today CDK Technologies is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art tooling, enabling the yard to produce high-performance composite parts. As such, it was only natural that when ...
      Published on 07-22-2021 10:31 AM
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      On board the "SRV-Lazartigue", the navigator intends to beat new records François Gabart launched his new trimaran this Thursday at Concarneau. The SVR-Lazartigue is 32 meters long and weighs 15 tonnes. On board this giant of the seas, the navigator will be at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre on November 7. A giant of the seas. 32 meters long and 23 m wide, with a mast culminating at 35 m, François Gabart's new trimaran, called SVR-Lazartigue, was launched this Thursday.














      “It's a great moment, something very symbolic, very emotional.

      We are very proud to show this new boat which we find very beautiful, ”said the sailor.
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      Published on 07-05-2021 09:27 AM
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      Back to work for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild





      Having set off for offshore training on Friday during the day, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returned to their home port in Lorient on early Monday morning. After a rapid start to navigation towards ...
      Published on 06-18-2021 04:39 PM
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      An autonomous ship’s first effort to cross the Atlantic shows the difficulty of the experiment
      Dalvin Brown for The Washington Post
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      Just over 400 years after the Mayflower made its revolutionary voyage from England, across the Atlantic Ocean toward the Americas, a futuristic sea vessel with the same name set sail following a similar path. Only this time, there was no captain or crew onboard. Instead, the vessel would use radar to peer into the horizon, ...