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Rolex Sydney Hobart 70th edition promises excitement with five 100 footers among the 117 entries

Rolex Sydney Hobart 70th edition promises excitement with five 100 footers among the 117 entries

  Wild Oats XI (Photo by Rolex/Carlo Borlenghi) Entries for the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race officially closed on the evening of Friday 31 October. The resulting line-up of 119 yachts – set to be the event’s largest in a decade – is befitting of such a historic occasion. The presence of five 100 foot Maxis will steal the news headlines, but the impressive nature of... [Read more]

Golden Gabart completes Rhum and Vendée Globe double records.

Golden Gabart completes Rhum and Vendée Globe double records.

  Francois Gabart (Macif) vainqueur de la categorie Imoca sur la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 en 12j 04h 38mn et 55 sec – Pointe a Pitre le 14/11/2014 (Photo © Alexis Courcoux) When he crossed the finish line off Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe this Friday afternoon to win the IMOCA 60 Class in La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, François Gabart completed a vey rare back-to-back... [Read more]

Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, Rule Cape Town’s In-Port Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014

Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, Rule Cape Town’s In-Port Racing in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014

    Abu Dhabi Racing Team, skippered by Ian Walker, win the In-Port acing Series in Cape Town, South Africa racking up more points (Photo © Charlie Shoemaker/Volvo Ocean Race In-Port CAPE TOWN total Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 1 3 Team Brunel 2 6 Team Alvimedica 6 7 Team SCA 3 9 Dongfeng Race Team 4 9 MAPFRE 7 10 Team Vestas Wind 5 12 * Did Not... [Read more]

Huge achievement for Sidney Gavignet and Oman Sail as he completes Route du Rhum in 8 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds on Musandam

Huge achievement for Sidney Gavignet and Oman Sail as he completes Route du Rhum in 8 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes and 24 seconds on Musandam

The 2014 Route Du Rhum finish. Guadeloupe. Pictures of Sidney Gavignet onboard his MOD70 Trimaran Musandam – Oman . Finishing the Route du Rhum in 5th place this morning ( Photo © Mark Lloyd/Lloyd Images) Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Sidney Gavignet, French skipper of the Sultanate of Oman’s flagship, Musandam-Oman Sail, crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum in Guadeloupe at 9:15:24 CET... [Read more]

Podium finish for Spindrift 2 in the Route du Rhum, fantastic achievement for Yann Guichard!

Podium finish for Spindrift 2 in the Route du Rhum, fantastic achievement for Yann Guichard!

Yann Guichard places 2nd in the Route du Rhum 2014 ( Photo ©Th. Martinez ) To listen to the interview with Yann Guichard at the pontoon in Pointe-à-Pitre: Click here.A video of the race will be available tomorrow on the website: www.spindrift-racing.com Yann Guichard has beaten all the odds and climbed the highest mountain, finishing in second position in the Route du Rhum-Destination... [Read more]

Loick Peyron on Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII Wins La Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 In Record Time

Loick Peyron on Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII Wins La Route Du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 In Record Time

  Loick Peyron wins the 2014 Route du Rhum on Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire VII (Photo © ALEXIS COURCOUX ) Monday, November 10, 2014 Thirty two years after the first of his seven attempts, French ocean racing star Loick Peyron won the mythical Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe this Monday morning (TU) when he crossed the finish line of the solo race from Saint-Malo France to Pointe-a-Pitre... [Read more]

Lucky 7 ? A nice lead for Loick Peyron in the Route du Rhum 2014

Lucky 7 ? A nice lead for Loick Peyron in the Route du Rhum 2014

Loick Peyron Route du Rhum 2014   As it so often does La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe sees deeply contrasting fortunes on the race course between Saint-Malo and Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe this Saturday evening. Race leader Loick Peyron just over 700 miles to go to the finish line with a lead of 180 miles over second placed Yann Guichard. Ahead there seems a fighting chance of a victory... [Read more]

Leg 1 to Cape Town Finish Times for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Leg 1 to Cape Town Finish Times for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

November 5, 2014. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing celebrate on stage after crossing the finish line in Cape Town as the winners of Leg 1. (Photo © Ian Roman/Volvo OCean Race) Leg 1 – Alicante to Cape Town 26 days at sea. Times In order of finish: Finish date Finish Time Elapsed Time Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 11/05/14  15:10:44 UTC  25d 3h 10m 44s Dongfeng Race Team 11/05/14  15:22:48 UTC  25d... [Read more]

Charles Caudrelier and Team Dongfeng grab a happy 2nd place finish for Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 just minutes behind Abu Dhabi Racing Team

Charles Caudrelier and Team Dongfeng grab a happy 2nd place finish for Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 just minutes behind Abu Dhabi Racing Team

Charles Caulderier Charles Caudrelier and Team Dongfeng takes 2nd place just minutes after Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing grabs first place in Leg 1 (Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race)   Leg 1 Alicante to Cape Town: (6,487nm, although many more miles raced) Finish position: 2nd, behind leg winner and pre-race favourites Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Time of finish: 15:22:48 UTC (12m 4s behind leg winner... [Read more]

Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Win Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race just beating Dongfeng Race team by minutes

Ian Walker and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Win Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race just beating Dongfeng Race team by minutes

November 05, 2014. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing crosses the finish line winning Leg 1 from Alicante to Cape Town after 25 days of sailing. (Photo copyright Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race ) Leg 1 DTL (NM) GAIN/LOSS (NM) DTF (NM) Speed (kt) ADOR FIN – 025d 03h 10m 44s DFRT FIN – 025d 03h 22m 48s TBRU 0 61 45.9 15 VEST 172.9 52 218.7 7 ALVI 306 59 351.8 15 MAPF 395 ... [Read more]

Bermuda to host America’s Cup World Series event in 2015

Bermuda to host America’s Cup World Series event in 2015

Bermuda (Photo © Roland Skinner) Bermuda Island builds on strong heritage of hosting top sailing events The America’s Cup World Series – a racing circuit featuring the best sailors in the world, competing on foiling, wingsailed catamarans – will be coming to Bermuda in October of 2015. The America’s Cup World Series is the first stage of competition in the 35th America’s Cup and... [Read more]

The first night for the IMOCA teams proves brutal for the fleet in the Route du Rhum

The first night for the IMOCA teams proves brutal for the fleet in the Route du Rhum

©Th.Martinez/Sea&Co/OSM. ST MALO – FRANCE . 2 Novembre 2014 . Départ 10eme Route du Rhum. There are race nights like those of our dreams, when the wind is like music to your ears, the moon high in the sky, and the skippers have time to get into the race while savouring the moment of being alone at sea… And others which are more brutal. It was the second type that awaited the Route... [Read more]

Collision for Sodebo Ultim’ and a brutal night for the Route du Rhum skippers and boats

Collision for Sodebo Ultim’ and a brutal night for the Route du Rhum skippers and boats

091014-Naviguation solo, entrainement pour la Route Du Rhm 2014, au large de Belle-Ile. Trimaran SODEBO ULTIM’, skipper, Thomas Coville. Reportage hélico. (Sodebo Damage (Photo © ALEXIS COURCOUX)) At 23:30, Sunday, Nov. 2, the Cross informed the race management of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe that a collision had occurred between Sodebo Ultim ‘and a cargo and Thomas... [Read more]

Superb start for Musandam-Oman Sail and Sidney Gavignet at Route du Rhum

Superb start for Musandam-Oman Sail and Sidney Gavignet at Route du Rhum

Sidney Gavignet before the start of the Route du Rhum 2014 (Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images)   Frenchman, Sidney Gavignet, flying Omani colours gave fans a fantastic show at the start of the Route du Rhum today in St Malo, France! Sidney Gavignet sails out of St. Malo at the start of the Route du Rhum 2014 (Photo by Mark Lloyd / Lloyd Images ) The giant turquoise trimaran burst off the start... [Read more]

Route du Rhum 10th edition off and going as the skippers head into challenging seas

Route du Rhum 10th edition off and going as the skippers head into challenging seas

ROUTE DU RHUM – DESTINATION GUADELOUPE 2014 Start photo © ALEXIS COURCOUX ROUTE DU RHUM – DESTINATION GUADELOUPE 2014 Start © ALEXIS COURCOUX As the tenth edition of the legendary Route du Rhum solo Transatlantic race to Guadeloupe started off Saint Malo, France this Sunday afternoon under grey skies and a moderate SSW’ly breeze. The perennial question of just how hard to push through... [Read more]

La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe weather forcasts suggest 2014 race may be quick

La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe weather forcasts suggest 2014 race may be quick

  Passage des ecluses pour les concurrents de la Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 2014 – Saint Malo le 01/ 11/14 (Photo © ALEXIS COURCOUX) The weather forecast for the first few days of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe seems to suggest that the 3,542 miles from Saint-Malo to Pointe-à-Pitre will be quick. But first up there will be an active frontal system to cross before Ushant. Sunday... [Read more]