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Armel Le Cléac’h wins the Vendée Globe 2016-17 in record time

Armel Le Cléac’h wins the Vendée Globe 2016-17 in record time

Finish arrival of Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA), skipper Banque Populaire VIII, winner of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe, in 74d 3h 35min 46sec, in Les Sables d’Olonne, France, on January 19th, 2017 – Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe Thursday, 19th January French sailor Armel Le Cléac’h has today won the Vendée Globe, setting a new record for the solo... [Read more]

Leaders compress in race to Les Sables; Dick sets record

Leaders compress in race to Les Sables; Dick sets record

St Michel – Virbac Skipper Jean-Pierre Dick Friday the 13th might be unlucky for some, but not for British skipper Alex Thomson who has pulled back 85 crucial miles on Vendée Globe leader Armel Le Cléac’h in the last 24 hours. Thomson revealed yesterday that in order to stand a chance of overhauling French skipper Le Cléac’h before the finish of the solo round the world... [Read more]

A Rousing Start to the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart has Wild Oats fighting back

A Rousing Start to the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart has Wild Oats fighting back

(Photo by Rolex/Kurt Arrigo )  Sydney, 26 December 2016 – The great race is underway. The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, featuring an international fleet of 88 yachts, commenced at 13:00 local time on a perfect Sydney summer’s day. The combination of excellent weather conditions, the sight of the competing yachts sailing full force under spinnaker on the passage through Sydney Heads,... [Read more]

Thomas Coville sets a new Solo Around the World sailing record on Maxi Trimaran Sodebo Ultim’

Thomas Coville sets a new Solo Around the World sailing record on Maxi Trimaran Sodebo Ultim’

© Jean-Sebastien Evrard, AFP | French skipper Thomas Coville navigates aboard the Sodebo Ultim’ on October 12 off La Trinite-sur-Mer in western France New Record : 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds! France’s Thomas Coville set a new round-the-world solo sailing record of just 49 days on Sunday, beating the previous world record by more than eight days. Coville arrived at the finish... [Read more]

The Bridge: The Queen Mary: The Essence of a Historical Transatlantic Race

The Bridge: The Queen Mary: The Essence of a Historical Transatlantic Race

On Friday, 2nd December, the press conference for the official launch of THE BRIDGE was held in the prestigious setting of the Salle Turenne at the Hôtel des Invalides. THE BRIDGE, a unique, festive, maritime, cultural and popular event, will take place from June 15th until the beginning of July 2017, in Nantes, Saint-Nazaire and New York. Supported by the Centennial Mission 14-18, THE BRIDGE pays... [Read more]

Francis Joyon and Crew of IDEC SPORT Abort Jules Verne Trophy Attempt and turn back to Brest

Francis Joyon and Crew of IDEC SPORT Abort Jules Verne Trophy Attempt and turn back to Brest

  Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT, Skipper Francis Joyon and his crew, prior to their Jules Verne Trophy record attempt, crew circumnavigation, in Brest on November 20, 2016 – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI 28 November 2016 Francis Joyon and his crew of five took the decision yesterday morning to turn back after six days of sailing in their attempt at the round the world record. Aboard IDEC... [Read more]

Francis Joyon and Crew on IDEC Sport Begin Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

Francis Joyon and Crew on IDEC Sport Begin Jules Verne Trophy Attempt

Training for the maxi tri IDEC Sport, skipper Francis Joyon, and his crew, prior to their circumnavigation crew record attempt for Trophy Jules Verne, off Belle Ile, on october 12, 2016 – Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC 21 November 2016 It was at 21:14:45 UTC on Sunday 20th November that Francis Joyon and his crew crossed the start line for the Jules Verne Trophy, the outright round... [Read more]

Vendée Globe Around the World Solo race 2016-17 starts Sunday in Les Sables d’Olonne, France

Vendée Globe Around the World Solo race 2016-17 starts Sunday in Les Sables d’Olonne, France

A few of the 29 skippers in the line up for the 2016 Vendee Globe (Photo by Jean-Marie Liot/DPPI/Vendee Globe) Sunday 6th November 1302hrs (local time), 1202 UTC the start gun will send 29 intrepid solo skippers off on the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe. In a modern age where the pursuit of instant gratification and always-on social interconnection prevails in even the most remote corners of the... [Read more]

Chinese Skipper Guo Chuan missing and presumed lost at sea during solo trans-Pacific record attempt

Chinese Skipper Guo Chuan missing and presumed lost at sea during solo trans-Pacific record attempt

Guo Chuan (Photo by Jean-Sebastien-Evrard/AFP/Getty Images China was in shock on Thursday after a search was called off for a hugely popular sailor who went missing as he attempted to break the world record for a solo trans-Pacific voyage. Guo Chuan’s trimaran was spotted about 600 miles (1,000km) off the Hawaiian island of Oahu after he was reported missing on Tuesday. But after finding only... [Read more]

Harvard University Sailing Team and Sail To Prevail  Partnership Announced

Harvard University Sailing Team and Sail To Prevail Partnership Announced

Sail To Prevail in action. (photo © Media Pro/Jan Harley) NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND (September 29, 2016) – A three-year pilot program at Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass.) has culminated in a formal partnership between the University’s sailing team and Rhode Island-based Sail To Prevail, the not-for-profit organization that has pioneered overcoming adversity through the sport of sailing. Michael... [Read more]

IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy and Francis Joyon says: “We’re going back out there with the same people”

IDEC Sport Maxi Trimaran crew members, skipper Francis Joyon, prior to their circumnavigation record attempt, in La Trinite sur Mer, France, on october 13, 2015 – Photo Jean Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC September 28th, 2016 IDEC SPORT will once again be tackling the Jules Verne Trophy, less than a year after their last attempt, when Francis Joyon’s crew only missed out on the record by... [Read more]

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

NORAUTO dominates day one in windy Sotogrande in the GC32 Racing Tour

Working hard for the win on NORAUTO. Photo ©: Jesus Renedo / GC32 Racing Tour.   The warm Poniente westerly breeze was blowing around 14 knots at the start of the afternoon but later picked up to gusting 20 knots, with the fleet putting a reef in their mainsails after two of the five races. It didn’t matter what configuration the GC32s were racing in, however, NORAUTO was the master of all... [Read more]

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

Alinghi take fight to Red Bull Sailing Team as action in Madeira heats up in the Extreme Sailing Series

On board Vega Racing with British Olympian Nick Thompson on the second day of racing in the Madeira Islands. (Photo © Lloyd Images ) Extreme Sailing Series™ heavyweights Alinghi launched an assault on Act 6 leaders Red Bull Sailing Team on the waters of Madeira today as the regatta reached its halfway mark. Arnaud Psarofaghis’ Swiss crew on Alinghi exchanged blows with Roman Hagara’s Austrian-flaggedRed... [Read more]

The Untouchables?  Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

The Untouchables? Quantum Racing is Back on their Game in 2016

TP52 World Championship Race 5 and 6 (Photo by Max Ranchi www.MaxRanchi.com ) (Friday 16th September, Menorca) – As a team which is much more used to winning Quantum Racing had some tough moments in 2015 when they were overshadowed by Azzurra. But the TP52 class’s most successful team are back on song this season, more so than ever in Menorca, racing at their very, very best.As the 2016 52 World... [Read more]