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      Published on 10-01-2021 05:52 PM
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      A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane
      NOAA and Saildrone are collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam

      NOAA and Saildrone Inc. are piloting five specially designed saildrones in the Atlantic Ocean to gather ...
      Published on 09-22-2021 09:53 AM
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      Speed, safety, strength and silence: these 4 elements are at the core of R/P's Design No. 283 153.5' Superyacht the REICHEL/PUGH-NAUTA 151 — a one-off, blue water performance sloop with general concept by Nauta Design, Naval ...
      Published on 09-22-2021 08:59 AM
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      While it was launched on July 22, SVR-Lazartigue , François Gabart's brand new flying trimaran was baptized with great fanfare two months later, yesterday Monday September 20. In the presence of course of his skipper and his Mer Concept teams, but also of his sponsor Didier Tabary, Founding President of the French cosmetics group Kresk, new owner of the SVR-Lazartigue trimaran  and of the movie star Mélanie Laurent.

      A star who underlined, for example, one of the key figures of the ...
      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.

      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.
      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
      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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      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 ...