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    Published on 11-11-2019 12:42 PM
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    François Jambou (865) in the prototype category and Ambrogio Beccaria (943) in the production boat fleet are still utterly dominating the competition. Earlier this morning, Russian sailor Irina Gracheva (579) and Julien Berthélémé (742) both announced to Race Management that their boats had dismasted. Otherwise, all is well aboard for both skippers, who are still in the race for now. These two dismastings are the first to occur since the start of this 2019 edition of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère.

    Irina Gracheva

    Julien Berthélémé

    The sailor from the Finistère ...
    Published on 11-11-2019 11:19 AM
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    +++ SINKING YACHT +++

    A Mayday call just after midday led to the rescue of three Swiss sailors today.

    Their 40 foot yacht hit a navigational buoy at the entrance to Cowes harbour. The collision tore the rudder off and the yacht started ...
    Published on 11-11-2019 11:11 AM
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    Finish Photos © Jean-Louis Carli/Alea

    After arriving in the Bay of All Saints on Monday morning to complete his first transatlantic, Britain’s Will Harris, 25, recounted the moment he heard the boat alongside them in the middle of the North Atlantic – Hugo Boss – had hit something and lost their keel.

    “I remember when we got the news that Hugo Boss’s keel was hanging by a thread,” Harris, who was co-skipper to Boris Hermann on Malizia II – Yacht Club de Monaco, which finished twelfth after a surging comeback, said. “When you’re that close it makes it feels more real and it makes you understand the risks. Ten miles further east and that could have been us. It was really bad luck for them.”

    With the pontoons around the Terminal Turistico Nautico da Bahia in Salvador already full of boats and with so many finishers arriving in the bright sunshine and the tranquil waters of one of the biggest bays in the world, it is to forget how hard this race is, the near misses and those who have not made it here. The 14thedition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre has been a lower ...
    Published on 11-11-2019 10:24 AM
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    First break for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, but a stop is scheduled
    After five days of racing on the Brest Atlantiques course, the Doldrums delivered a favourable verdict for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the team was hardly slowed down compared to its rivals. Just after crossing the equator this Sunday at 13.45 GMT, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier had a 163 mile lead over their immediate competitor, trimaran MACIF. However, the two co-skippers will have to make a technical stopover in Salvador de Bahia for repairs to the daggerboard.
    Published on 11-08-2019 05:13 PM
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    After Groupe GCA – Mille et un sourires became the first boat to cross the line in the Bay of All Saints in the small hours of Friday morning under a magical moon, the second – Solidaires En Peloton – ARSEP -arrived in full flight in glorious sunshine. They crossed the line on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 14:53:01 (UTC ), 12 days 2 hours 38 minutes and 01 seconds after leaving Le Havre, France on Sunday, October 27 at 12:15 (UTC)

    Solidaires En Peleton – ARSEP covered the theoretical course of 4,350 miles at an average speed of 14.97 knots, but actually sailed 5,054 miles at an average speed of 17.39 knots. They finished 10 hours 3 minutes and 20 seconds behind the ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 04:31 PM
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    By Jessica on 08 Nov. 2019

    While it may have been their turn to be top scoring boat on day three of the GC32 Oman Cup, the maths is not looking great for Oman Air in their fight with Alinghi to become 2019 GC32 Racing Tour champions. Going into the final day tomorrow, whichever teams comes out on top will win the big prize. Currently the local heroes led by Adam Minoprio are 10 points ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 01:04 PM
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    The leaders at the midway mark, Ferré excels

    Ambrogio Beccaria

    François Jambou (865 – Team BFR Marée Haute Jaune) and Ambrogio Beccaria (943 – Geomag), the respective leaders in the Prototype and Production boat category in this 2nd leg of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère 2019, are at the midway mark in the course between Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Le Marin in Martinique after just five days of racing. At the 16:00 UTC position report, they are respectively 1,314.8 and 1,348.1 nautical miles from Le Marin in Martinique.

    François Jambou

    Though for now, the French and Italian skippers have negotiated the wind shifts in the trades to perfection, this ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 12:23 PM
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    Everyone in the trade winds… or almost. Bouroullec in turmoil with technical issues.

    The trio of Jambou, Beccaria, Ferré is continuing its route leaving very little room for tactical error, the whole performance posted at a furious pace (an average of around 10 knots over the past 24 hours). In a favourable trade wind (ENE’ly of 15-20 knots), that is not very stable in terms of position, the slightest error can cost dearly. As such, it’s vital to anticipate the wind shifts as best they can so as to choose the right moment to gybe, which is what the three leaders in this 22nd edition are excelling at. Indeed, it’s easy to imagine that ‘concentration’ and ‘rigour’ are the keywords on board right now…

    Tanguy Bouroullec

    Prototypes: Bouroullec a victim of technical issues, Kremer a model of efficiency, Gendron gambling it all on the south

    In light of the very different headings within the prototype fleet, even for those boats that are fairly close to one another, we can fairly easily deduce that the wind is rather unstable in strength and ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 10:22 AM

    The team had a great week testing on the Hauraki Gulf in beautiful Auckland "summer" weather. Is there a better sight ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 10:09 AM
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    The regatta is in full swing at "Brest Atlantiques" on Friday with a speed race towards the equator that is currently smiling for Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of the fleet . On Friday evening's program, the management of the Cape Verde Islands' wind, before the big question of the week: where to cross the Doldrums?

    The clear voices, the ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 09:54 AM
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    Alex Thomson Racing Update:

    Skippers Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrive safely to the

    Cape Verde Islands onboard HUGO BOSS

    This morning (Friday 8th November 2019), shortly after 08:00 UTC, British skippers Alex Thomson and Neal McDonald arrived safely into the Cape ...
    Published on 11-08-2019 09:46 AM
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    Francis Joyon breaks the Mauritian record
    19 days, 18 hours, 14 minutes and 45 seconds to reach Mauritius

    Francis Joyon comes, with a disconcerting appearance of ease, to explode his own record established 10 years ago on this Route des Indes baptized ...
    Published on 11-06-2019 01:06 PM
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    Italians Matteo Sericano and Marco Buonanni have both broken a rudder and are making for Mindelo, in Cape Verde, where they’ll make a pit stop to effect repairs before, hopefully, returning to the racetrack. Since the start in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, three other competitors have made pit stops before setting sail again: Amélie Grassi, Marie Gendron and ...
    Published on 11-06-2019 12:36 PM
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    Passed like a flower by the leader of Multi50, the Doldrums closed on Charal. Leading since Madeira, Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt are back hunters behind the tandem Charlie Dalin and Yann Eliès 1200 miles from the finish. If the IMOCA race is fully revived, the Multi50, only a stroke of luck seems to be deprived of victory Group GCA-Mille and smiles, tomorrow night in Brazil. Class40 side, Credit Mutuel continues its demonstration. Facing ...
    Published on 11-06-2019 11:16 AM
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    11th Hour Racing in the Hunt for Podium After Action-Packed Day as Equator Approaches

    November 6, 2019 (Newport, RI) – With 11 days of racing behind them, 11th Hour Racing Team is in contention for a podium finish in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre as the IMOCA fleet approaches the ...
    Published on 11-06-2019 11:00 AM
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    After 30 hours of racing, the four trimarans engaged on Brest Atlantiques already evolve off Gibraltar, mostly lining averages around 30 knots and peaks beyond 40. On the program of the second night, a jibe at wedge between the Azores and Madeira before a schuss towards the equator.


    They do not hang out on the way! Carefully departed Tuesday in a very rough sea of ​​Iroise, the four trimarans engaged on "Brest Atlantiques" gradually lengthened the stride at the same time as they released laughs in their mainsail and unfolded the veils of before, enjoying favorable ...
    Published on 11-05-2019 11:02 AM
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    Keel-less Hugo Boss en route to Cape Verde
    Crédit Mutuel extending as Class40 fleet gaps widen

    The route to victory for Charal and the IMOCA podium in the 14th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre may have just become lot simpler according to the official race meteorologist. Richard Silvani, from Météo France said that contrary the forecast ...
    Published on 11-05-2019 09:44 AM
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    Posted on 05.11.2019


    The four trimarans of the Ultim 32/23 class took Tuesday, November 5 at 11:00 the departure of "Brest Atlantiques", a new double race of 14 000 miles that will take them non-stop to Rio then Cape Town, before a return to Brest. After five hours of racing at 30 knots average, Trimaran Macif (François Gabart / ...
    Published on 11-04-2019 12:01 PM
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    The huge improvement in the reference time between Port Louis (Brittany) and the Cape of Good Hope (2 days and 19 hours) achieved yesterday has not led Francis Joyon to ease off or modify the pace he has set since moving away from the coast of South America. For the sailor facing the harsh reality of the Southern Ocean, ...
    Published on 11-04-2019 11:47 AM
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    The NZ Herald Reports

    Kiwi woman rescued off Greek coast used plastic shopping bags and lollies to survive

    "I still have one lolly left mum."

    They were the first words Kushila Stein shouted through the phone to her relieved mother Wendy after she was rescued from floating on the Aegean Sea near Greece for 37 hours.

    The 47-year-old Warkworth woman had been helping a British man named Mike deliver a yacht ...

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