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    Published on 12-11-2017 02:25 PM
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    After a fast and furious opening 24 hours of Leg 3, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet were today enjoying a brief moment of respite as they cross a high-pressure ridge.





    A spectacular start to the 6,500 nautical mile leg from Cape Town in South Africa to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday saw the city's famed 'Cape Doctor' breeze send the fleet on its way yesterday with 20 to 25 knots and huge ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 12:21 PM
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    Last week before Ouessant

    Last week of racing for François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF. While only 37 days have elapsed since his departure from Ouessant last Saturday, November 4, the large trimaran is no more than 2,800 miles from the finish line of what promises to ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 10:53 AM
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    It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Ian Farrier passed away in San Francisco on his way back from the USA yesterday. We are in deep shock as we come to terms with the huge loss of our captain, and our focus is on Ian�s immediate family and the Farrier Marine team.

    Ian was a visionary, a multihull genius, an all-round nice guy who leaves behind a huge legacy to the sailing world.
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    Published on 12-11-2017 10:19 AM
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    Updates from the ocean:
    Last coordinates reported 14° 39'51 ' n 49° 46'8 ''. Dario and his pa2sh are in the full of disturbance, achieved already from the early hours of the morning
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    Published on 12-10-2017 12:16 PM
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    IN THE 40TH!
    12/10/2017

    Yves le Blevec, on the Ultim Actual, is since that night in the 40 °, the gateway to the great south ... "It starts to cool, I saw my first big albatross! "He said this morning.
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    Published on 12-10-2017 11:32 AM
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    François Gabart increases his lead to the equator!

    A week after passing the longitude of Cape Horn, François Gabart has signed a new exceptional time at the equator, crossed this Sunday, December 10 at 11:35, 36 days 01 hours and 30 minutes after leaving Ushant. The skipper of the trimaran MACIF now has 5 days 13 hours and 23 minutes ahead of the passage time of the current record holder of the world tour alone, Thomas Coville, who had switched to the northern hemisphere after 41 days 14 hours and 53 minutes. He also signs ...
    Published on 12-10-2017 11:15 AM
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    Cape Town provided another spectacular stopover to the Volvo Ocean Race, as the fleet raced off for Melbourne, Australia on Sunday afternoon...

    Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent on Sunday.

    It was the eleventh time in the history of ...
    Published on 12-09-2017 04:56 PM
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    With racing taking place in a balmy, near perfect 15 knots on Nassau’s Montagu Bay, the ‘take no prisoners’ shoot out on the last day of the Star Sailors League Final saw the fleet narrow to seven teams after the Quarter Finals and to four after the Semis. Finally this left the finals being contested by France’s Xavier Rohart/Pierre-Alexis ...
    Published on 12-09-2017 11:24 AM
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    Volvo Ocean Race sailors prepare for rough re-start in Cape Town





    It's going to be heavy conditions for the start of Leg 3 on Sunday as the famous Cape Town doctor pays a visit...


    Strong winds are forecast for the start of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday afternoon in Cape Town as the famous ‘Cape Doctor’ – a strong southeasterly ...
    Published on 12-09-2017 11:01 AM
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    The Maxi Trimaran Spindrift has arrived at Brest at Quai Malbert as she engages in final preparations
    for a Jules Verne attempt!


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    Published on 12-08-2017 05:54 PM
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    After three more races today on Nassau’s Montagu Bay, the full 11 Qualifier races of the Star Sailors League Final were completed to determine which ten of the 25 teams would progress through to tomorrow’s final rounds, when the US$ 200,000 prize pot will be distributed.


    There was upset in the first race when another of the Star newbies won, beating the old hands of the ...
    Published on 12-08-2017 12:42 PM
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    Already back in depression
    08/12/2017

    "Yves is in the thick of things," summarizes his router Christian Dumard.

    Along the South American coast, the skipper Actual, who has been engaged for nearly two weeks on his attempt to turn the world upside down ...
    Published on 12-08-2017 10:59 AM
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    More than five days after rounding Cape Horn, François Gabart is continuing to sail up the South Atlantic with his sights set on the equator, which he hopes to cross on Sunday, after a little more than 36 days at sea. Tossed around earlier this week by a severe gale, the skipper of the MACIF trimaran is showing some fatigue, but, as consolation, he is beginning to pick up the trade wind and has more than 3 days' lead over Thomas Coville's passage time, holder of the round the world record.
    LEAD OVER THOMAS ...
    Published on 12-08-2017 10:33 AM
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    "ANOTHER NIGHT WE HAVE ARCHIVED
    The last 24 have been really challenging between: storm, wave of 3 meters, weak wind and sustained gusts, "man overboard" and satellite tracker became fishbait.
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    Published on 12-08-2017 09:57 AM
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    Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Dongfeng Race Team traded blows throughout the first half of the Cape Town In-Port Race course on Friday afternoon, before the Chinese-French team grabbed the lead midway through the race and stretched away for their first win in the series.

    The victory vaults skipper Charles Caudrelier’s team to second place on the leaderboard for the In-Port Race Series, just behind MAPFRE who retained the overall lead with a fightback second ...
    Published on 12-07-2017 05:38 PM
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    Despite a second light day that perhaps should have favoured the lighter crews, US heavyweights Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih posted a solid 1-2 on day three of the Star Sailor’s League Final off Nassau to take the lead overall.

    In truth, the US occupation of the top spot was equally down to the impressively consistent Brazilian Olympic legend Robert Scheidt and Henry Boening vacating it after an uncharacteristic ...
    Published on 12-07-2017 04:35 PM
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    Golden Globe Race: French Sailing Federation raises concerns about safety

    Katy Sticklnd of Yachting Monthly writes about a stickly situation facing organizers of The Golden Globe Race



    The Fédération Française de Voile (FFV) has told organisers of the Golden Globe Race the event can’t start and end in France because the rules for ...
    Published on 12-07-2017 01:15 PM
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    Misconduct charge against sailors dismissed





    A misconduct charge against two sailors has been dismissed by the International Jury...
    December 07, 2017
    14:52 UTC
    The International Jury has dismissed a charge of ...
    Published on 12-07-2017 10:56 AM
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    A well-negotiated first Atlantic transition

    The rapid rise of the South Atlantic of François Gabart and the trimaran MACIF knew last night a logical slowdown in the approach of the zones of high pressures which rage traditionally off the coast of Brazil. A slowing down ...
    Published on 12-06-2017 05:06 PM
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    A second Italian syndicate have signalled their intention*to challenge for the America's Cup.
    Sardinia-based Adelasia of Torres announced on Wednesday their hope*of being in Auckland in 2021.

    They are fronted by Renato Azara who runs the Mediterranean island's ...

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