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    Published on 07-10-2020 03:02 PM
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    Objective Jules Verne Trophy
    A crewed Drheam Cup to kick off the 2020 season

    Lorient, Friday, July 10, 2020 - After a start to the season that was completely turned on its head by the global COVID-19 health crisis, offshore racing’s protagonists are gradually returning to the ‘school benches’. In this way, on 4 July, the Vendée Globe’s Imocas set sail from Les Sables d’Olonne for a unique warm-up lap ...
    Published on 07-10-2020 01:58 PM
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    This evening, all the competitors in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne have rounded the virtual IOC-UNESCO mark, Clément Giraud (Vers un monde sans Sida) bringing up the rear more than a day behind the leaders.
    The instability of the breeze over the past 24 hours has favoured the bunching up of the head of the fleet and ridden roughshod over the hierarchy. En route for the ‘Gallimard’ mark, a ridge of high pressure and a low pressure system will provide the main obstacles. In the next 48 hours, no one can realistically lay claim to the top spot in the long term…


    This Friday 10th July, after a night in overdrive ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 04:46 PM
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    This Thursday, at noon, a sailboat has parked up on the rock Roc h Kranked, in Loguivy de la Mer. The boat then failed to negotiate between the tag " La Old de Loguivy ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 04:29 PM
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    Pierre Antoine's 50-foot trimaran Olmix, broke his starboard arm, then dismasted, Wednesday evening 40 miles from the Isles of Scilly. It was towed to Aber-Wrac'h in a sorry state.
    Wednesday, shortly ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 04:11 PM

    Groupe Beneteau reveals full impact of Covid as it reports 2019-20 nine month revenues; announces new strategic plan
    July 09, 2020

    https://www.ibinews.com


    Boat business down 43.3% - new strategy in place to cope with Covid aftermath with cuts in production planned

    Groupe Beneteau has revealed it latest financials and a new strategy to cope with the ‘new normal’ in an investors call this evening.

    Following first-half growth ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 09:21 AM
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    TRACKER

    Thomas Ruyant regained the lead of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race at exactly the right moment today as he became the first skipper to round the turning mark off the southwest corner of Iceland.

    Ruyant on board LinkedOut had been in third position behind Charlie Dalin on Apivia and Jérémie Beyou on Charal as the leading trio approached the IOC-UNESCO Waypoint southwest of Iceland in very light and fickle ...
    Published on 07-09-2020 09:02 AM
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    A good dose of light winds, a long lift, a change of leader and another epic battle within the match for 4th place… This fifth day of the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne has reshuffled the cards once again. As per usual… or almost.

    Charlie Dalin (Apivia) and Jérémie Beyou (Charal) are continuing their ascent of the north face, foil against foil. After 98 hours of traversing the weather systems, 0.6 miles separates them tonight. They are now just ...
    Published on 07-08-2020 04:05 PM
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    The long awaited resurgence of 52's is about to get underway with the Bayview Mackinac Challenge. 7 boats have answered the call,
    two of which are PAC ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 04:00 PM
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    IMOCA Open 60 – Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables – Day 3


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    In fresh winds around 25kn West of Ireland, the fleet is heading North this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA on his Open 60 LinkedOut increasing the advantage continuously. He was 16nm ahead of Jérémy Beyou FRA (Charal) at the last checkpoint. One mile farther behind followed Charlie Dalin FRA (APIVIA) on rank 3. Boris Herrmann GER (SeaExplorer) moved up on ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 01:41 PM
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    Galicia and Saint Tropez are New Venues on the 2021 Calendar for the 52 SUPER SERIES
    (Tuesday, 7th July 2020) – Galicia in the wild and stunningly beautiful north of Spain, and chic and elegant Saint Tropez, two very different and contrasting venues, will both feature highly as the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, the ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 01:12 PM
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    LIA IS OK!
    Hi all, just a short post to let you all know that Lia is ok. Some of you will have seen her tracker blog about being capsized by a giant wave, you may also have noticed that her blog cut-off before the end and we know that some of you were very concerned.

    The good news is that Lia is basically
    ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 11:44 AM
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    America's Cup case: Team NZ fights NZME in the High Court to contain 'scandalous allegations'

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    Team New Zealand is fighting to prevent the Herald from publishing details of a report by forensic accountants, which the yachting syndicate's lawyer claims contains "scandalous allegations".

    A legal battle this afternoon in the High Court at Auckland involved Emirates Team New Zealand (ETNZ), America's Cup Event Ltd (ACE), the New Zealand Herald's publisher NZME, the Government and Auckland Council.

    Last week, ACE and ETNZ obtained an interim High Court injunction order against NZME to prevent the media company publishing or broadcasting ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 10:06 AM
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    Covid 19 coronavirus: American family quits cold NZ, sails into Pacific navy blockade



    The Whitaker family from Texas on board their catamaran Zatara anchored off New Zealand during their voyage around the world.

    An American sailing family who left New Zealand last week to winter in warmer South Pacific climes have been barred from entering Tonga by a navy vessel.

    ...
    Published on 07-07-2020 09:46 AM
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    Pandemic Forces Cancellation of 2020 Resolute Cup;
    RS Sailing Renews Commitment for 2022 Edition

    NEWPORT, R.I. – Today, the New York Yacht Club announced that the sixth edition of the Resolute Cup, a Corinthian ...
    Published on 07-06-2020 10:22 AM
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    [Damaged aboard L ' Occitane in Provence - the boat goes to Brittany]

    This Monday, July 6th, at 13 pm Armel Tripon found a damage on his IMOCA, L ' Occitane in Provence. Nantes skipper advanced southwest, at a speed of 12 knots in a north-west wind.

    At 14 p. m Armel Tripon contacted his team to declare a problem; two longitudinal smooth on the starboard side of the fixed area following the collision with a ofni on the weekend of June 21 are; We are at this stage, we are unable to evaluate more precisely the cause of this new incident, even though we seriously believe that it is the security damage related to this collision in an area that we had planned to strengthen upon the return of the Vendée Arctic race. ...
    Published on 07-04-2020 12:04 PM
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    Ocean waves crashed over the sand at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and into parking lots and streets, destroying a sailboat because of the dangerous combination ...
    Published on 07-04-2020 11:39 AM
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    All images © Eloi Stichelbaut

    The start of the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race saw a fleet of 20 IMOCAs foiling away from the start box outside Les Sables d’Olonne after the most unusual build-up in racing history.

    There was no dock-out surrounded by thousands of fans and only a small spectator fleet as the IMOCA class got down to business for the first time this year with its unique “warm-up” race for the 2020 ...
    Published on 07-03-2020 11:27 AM
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    RACE PREVIEW - THE ACTION BEGINS FOR THE IMOCA CLASS WITH THE UNIQUE CHALLENGE OF THE VENDÉE-ARCTIQUE-LES SABLES D’OLONNE RACE





    After the unprecedented interruption of the IMOCA racing season because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the action on the water is finally about to start with the innovative new ‘Arctique’ race. (Start 4th of July, 3.30pm CET)

    The Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne race, with a unique course, a modified race organisation to meet the requirements of public ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 04:29 PM
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    DEFIANT ARRIVES IN AUCKLAND
    Auckland, New Zealand - DEFIANT, the first AC75 racing yacht built for New York Yacht Club American Magic, Challenger for the 36th America’s Cup, has arrived in New Zealand. ...
    Published on 06-29-2020 12:16 PM
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    "The first (annual) Salish 200 is now complete with all boats safely off of the course! It was an epic run up and around the San Juans, and an equally exciting adventure for the handful of boats that went for the Puget Sound 100. Congratulations to Jonathan McKee and Matt Pistay on Dark Star for winning the Salish 200, and to Ben Glass and team ...
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