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    Published on 09-28-2020 12:28 PM
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    The Moderns in joy under the Portalet: Daguet2, Spirit of Malou, Andante 4 already in evidence
    - Tomorrow Tuesday, entry into the running of the Classics Make way for sport! And how !

    The Gulf of Saint-Tropez was today adorned with its finery, sustained wind, azure sky, bright sun and navy blue sea, perfectly meeting the expectations of the 85 modern sailboats invited to launch ...
    Published on 09-27-2020 08:27 PM
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    Marina di Scarlino - The third stage of the Melges 32 World League international circuit ends with another exciting day, characterized by strong winds and sea, for the occasion hosted by Marina di Scarlino thanks to the joint organization of Melges Europe and of the Club Nautico Scarlino.

    To close the event on the highest hail of the podium is Martin ...
    Published on 09-24-2020 10:11 AM
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    WHAT A DEBUT
    It’s Young Azzurra the protagonist of the second day of Persico 69F Cup ITAS Assicurazioni G.P 2.2, the first day of races after the opening lull.

    Under the gaze of an enthusiastic Commodore Michael Illbruck, the team made by YCCS wins and convinces, with an extraordinary debut. After a first day without wind, today in ...
    Published on 09-16-2020 12:31 PM
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    Fred Duthil (Technique Voile) takes 1st in leg 3


    Marc Mallaret, (CER Occitanie) 2nd


    Adrien Hardy (Ocean Attitude) completes the podium


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    Published on 09-15-2020 08:41 AM
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    PÉRON-LE CLÉAC'H, THE OPPORTUNISTS
    Published on 09/15/2020

    We will remember from these last hours, between many adventures, the remarkable shot full of opportunism played this morning by two latecomers, Eric Péron and Armel ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 04:59 PM
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    THE BAY OF SEINE FOR FIRST JUSTICE OF THE PEACE!
    Published on 09/13/2020

    A relatively peaceful night, spent sliding at a small trot and under a gennaker along the chalk cliffs of the Opal Coast, abruptly followed this morning, barely adorned ...
    Published on 09-13-2020 11:11 AM
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    Reports of orcas striking sailing boats in the Straits of Gibraltar have left sailors and scientists confused. Just what is causing such unusually aggressive behaviour?

    The Guardian Reports




    When nine killer whales surrounded the 46ft boat that Victoria Morris was crewing in Spain on the afternoon of 29 July, she was elated. The biology graduate taught sailing in New Zealand and is used to friendly orca encounters. But the atmosphere quickly changed when they started ramming the hull, spinning the boat 180 degrees, ...
    Published on 09-12-2020 12:32 PM
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    PHIL SHARP LEADS OUT OF DUNKIRK ON ‘MONSTER’ STAGE 3 LEG OF LA SOLITAIRE DU FIGARO
    Published on 12/09/2020

    The Race Director of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro shortened the course for Stage 2 to ensure that the skippers had a full extra night of sleep before this afternoon’s start of Stage 3, a 492 miles ‘monster’ of a leg from Dunkirk down the Channel and all the way around the Brittany coast to Saint Nazaire.



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    Published on 09-11-2020 02:57 PM
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    A DECISIVE THIRD STAGE TO LA SOLITAIRE DE FIGARO IS SET BUT THIRD PLACED GOODCHILD IS STAYING COOL
    Published on 11/09/2020




    The third stage of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro which starts from Dunkirk on Saturday afternoon at 1600hrs local time is a 492 nautical ...
    Published on 09-11-2020 02:32 PM
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    TRACKER


    The 17 Défi Azimut IMOCAs are now all heading north since Miranda Merron on Campagne de France rolled up the Azimut 2 waypoint at 5:34 pm, a little over 7 hours after the first Charlie Dalin (Apivia).

    On this last 186-mile stretch, anything can still happen: a great battle of tacking begins at the start of the evening and to add ...
    Published on 09-08-2020 08:36 AM
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    ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H (BANQUE POPULAIRE) WINS STAGE 2, GBR’S SAM GOODCHILD TAKES SECOND
    Published on 08/09/2020

    Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) crossed the finish line at 16:24:30hrs ...
    Published on 09-07-2020 09:43 PM
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    ARMEL LE CLÉAC’H IN CONTROL AT STAGE 2 HALFWAY POINT


    Two times La Solitaire du Figaro champion Armel Le Cléach (Banque Populaire) said before the start that he was ‘going to be an opportunist’ on this 51st edition. For the second time in as many stages the Vendée Globe winner has been true to his word but this time his risk was positively rewarded.
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    Published on 09-06-2020 01:37 PM
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    FIRST NIGHT PERFORMANCE MAY SHAPE FINISH ORDER IN DUNKIRK TUESDAY
    Published on 06/09/2020

    The second stage of the La Solitaire du Figaro started on the Baie de Saint Brieuc, northern Brittany in a light to moderate north easterly breeze at 1100hrs this Sunday morning. The 404 nautical miles stage takes the 35 strong field of solo sailors east to Dunkirk, a new destination port for the multi stage solo offshore race which celebrates ...
    Published on 09-02-2020 01:59 PM
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    CAN THE BOAR ROAR TO WIN STAGE 1 OF LA SOLITAIRE?
    Published on 02/09/2020

    Macaire Looks To His First Stage Win Thursday Morning. Holding a lead of 2.3 nautical miles with 120 miles to make to the finish line of Stage 1 of the 51st La Solitaire ...
    Published on 09-02-2020 11:18 AM
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    GILES SCOTT DOMINATES OPENING DAY OF FINN EUROPEANS IN GDYNIA
    September 2, 2020 robertdeaves
    Defending European champion, and current Olympic gold medalist, Giles Scott, from Britain, dominated the opening day of the 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship in Gdynia Poland to lead after the first day from Henry Wetherell, from Britain, and Alejandro Muscat, from Spain. The races were won by Scott and Facundo Olezza, from Argentina. There are 70 Finns from ...
    Published on 09-02-2020 10:48 AM
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    The 2020 U23, Open and Masters Finn European Championship has been opened in Gdynia, Poland. The final event in the Gdynia Sailing Days festival, it has attracted 70 entries from 27 countries for first and only major Finn event of the year.

    Earlier in the day the practice race attracted ...
    Published on 09-01-2020 03:12 PM
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    French skipper Xavier Macaire (Groupe SNEF) led the 35 strong fleet round the Fastnet Rock at 1830hrs local time Ireland this Tuesday evening. The 39 year old skipper from the Team Vendée Formation, who has never won a stage, has been in the lead since very early yesterday morning. He passed the half way point of Stage 1 of the 51st La Solitaire du Figaro in a modest ten to 11 knot southwesterly breeze with ...
    Published on 09-01-2020 10:35 AM
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    This is Patrick.
    Patrick likes to sail.
    Patrick knows how to party but stay safe.




    Blue Patrick has been getting rusty due to the Pandemic.

    Blue Patrick was trying ...
    Published on 09-01-2020 10:34 AM
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    Alvaro Marinho captures this sequence of Spanish 470 Sailors, Silvia Mas and Patricia Cantero
    sending it during a training session in Santander as a sizable Atlantic swell ...
    Published on 08-30-2020 03:15 PM
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    TOP TEN AT THE FIRST BOUY
    Published on 30/08/2020

    This was the top 10 at the first buoy 3 miles upwind after the start, wind 15-18kts from N 1 - Loïs Berrahar (CMB Performance) 2 - Marc Mallaret (CER Occitanie) 3 - Anthony Marchand (Groupe Royer - Secours Populaire) 4 - Fabien Delahaye (Laboratoires Gilbert) 5 - Corentin Douguet (NF Habitat) 6 - Éric Peron (French Touch) 7 - Pierre Quiroga (Skipper Macif 2019) 8 - Adrien Hardy (Ocean Attitude) 9 - Xavier Macaire ...