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Daily Archives: 06/12/2018

IMOCA & Route du Rhum

Stéphane Le Diraison (Time For Oceans) - 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - photo © IMOCA

IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe put on a remarkable show, at the end of which Paul Meilhat (SMA) came out on top ahead of Yann Eliès (Ucar-StMichel) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Out of the twenty sailors that set ...

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Star Sailors League Finals

Bow: 23 USA 8509 / Skipper: Augie Diaz USA / Crew: Bruno Prada BRA - Star Sailors League Finals 2018 - photo © Marc Rouiller

Racing at this sixth edition of the Star Sailors League Finals got off to a dramatic first day of competition in Nassau, with four races held, four different winners and a last race in which a squall brought driving rain and 25 knot gusts that claimed one rig and caused one man overboard. In a 10-12 knot northerly Brazil started ...

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Golden Globe Race

(l-r) Alex Carozzo (ITA) Susie Goodall and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston at the start of the 2018 Golden Globe Race © Tim Bishop

British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitchpoled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn today. A distress signal was first picked up from her yacht by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC, who then alerted Race Control and the Chilean Maritime Search and Rescue authorities responsible for this sector of the South Pacific. Goodall, (29) from ...

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