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      Published on 03-25-2021 01:38 PM
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      A titanic job for a future giant. At the CDK Technologies shipyard in Lorient, there is excitement. Armel, Ronan and the Banque Populaire Team are busy around the new 32-meter-long Ultim which is gradually revealing its shapes. While the work to be done remains substantial, ...
      Published on 02-08-2021 03:11 PM
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      Since April 2019, a total of nearly 200 people have been actively involved in the creation of Banque Populaire XI. We contacted Ronan Lucas, Team Director, to take stock of the construction and modifications made to Armel Le Cléac'h's future Ultimate…

      A launch scheduled for ...
      Published on 12-03-2020 09:38 PM
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      Since 2019, the Banque Populaire Team has been mobilized on the Maxi Banque Populaire XI construction site, which is continuing its journey. Armel's future Ultim should be launched in spring 2021! Focus with Armel, Team director Ronan Lucas and the head of the study office Gautier Levisse.

      Published on 11-04-2020 11:19 AM
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      The latest generation IMOCAs will surely deliver a new Vendée Globe record time. The British skipper of Hugo Boss, Alex Thomson suggested on Tuesday in Les Sables d’Olonne that a new mark could be “Between 59 and 70 days depending on the weather”. Armel Le Cléac’h, the winner of the 2016-17 edition took 74 days to complete his winning lap of the planet. Since ...
      Published on 11-03-2020 10:42 AM
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      Lessons learned in the race by OSCAR's state of the art AI will ultimately benefit all mariners.

      Press release issued by BSB Marine
      2 November 2020

      Short of space flight, a 40,000km non-stop singlehanded yacht race around the world represents one of the toughest human-mechanical challenges ...
      Published on 10-05-2020 08:48 AM
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      First IMOCA 60 Boat Build Announced for The Ocean Race 2022-23
      Newport, Rhode Island (October 5, 2020) – 11th Hour Racing Team is one step closer in its ambition to compete in and win The Ocean Race 2022-23 with the announcement that the Team is building a brand new IMOCA 60 in Brittany, France.

      Skipper, Charlie Enright, and Team CEO, Mark Towill, have brought together three of the most experienced ...
      Published on 09-28-2020 08:48 AM
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      WATSONVILLE, Calif., September 24, 2020 –Sailboat construction icon Ron Moore is joining forces with Yachtsman and Businessman Blaine Rorick and CFO Samuel Willner to form Moore Sailboats Inc., a new entity which will produce the all-new Alan Andrews-designed Moore 33 sailboat.

      Andrews name is synonymous with a multitude of record-setting and race-winning ULDB sleds like Locomotion, It’s OK, Cheval, Alchemy, to modern TP 52’s and last ...
      Published on 09-16-2020 08:01 AM

      British Sailor Alex Thomson brings us up to speed on the completion of the final service of the HUGO BOSS boat before ...
      Published on 09-11-2020 10:09 AM
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      Alex Thomson Racing completes final service of HUGO BOSS yacht ahead of Vendée Globe 2020

      British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing has completed the final service of its IMOCA 60 racing yacht, HUGO BOSS, ahead of the highly anticipated Vendée Globe ...
      Published on 08-31-2020 09:33 AM
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      Today, SodeboUltim3 was launched in Lorient after a month of summer construction. The boat now has 2 identical foils and a crew configuration for its attempt at the Trophée ...