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Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race Jérémie Beyou wins

Jérémie Beyou on Charal wins the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race © Eloi Stichelbaut - polaRYSE / IMOCA

After one of the most thrilling battles in the history of the IMOCA Class, Jérémie Beyou at the helm of Charal this evening sailed across the finish line to win the hotly-contested Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race. Beyou reached the line after a dramatic final 550-nautical mile final leg from the Gallimard Waypoint, which saw him overtake Charlie Dalin on Apivia ...

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New Swan 98

Swan 98 - photo © Nautor's Swan

Designed by the experienced and successful Germán Frers, the brand-new 30-metre Swan 98 will redefine high performance cruising by delivering unrivalled comfort, safety and reliability while ocean passage-making at speed. The elegance and style of Frers’ design is currently being made real in Nautor’s Swan’s state-of- the-art superyacht facility in Pietarsaari, Finland, using the finest materials, cutting-edge build techniques, and ...

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Sea Eagle II

Sea Eagle II - photo © Tom van Oossanen

The truly breathtaking contemporary three-masted schooner Sea Eagle II has been successfully delivered by Royal Huisman. The world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht is now on her way to the Mediterranean. Sea Eagle II, designed by Dykstra Naval Architects and Mark Whiteley, features an impressive plumb bow and modern Panamax rig by Rondal, making her not only powerful but recognizable all ...

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Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race

Charal leads the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race © Gauthier Lebec / Charal

Jérémie Beyou knows a lot about how to finish a race in a winning position – a quick look at his glittering CV tells you that about a man who has won the Solitaire du Figaro three times. He is also renowned for his ability to push a boat consistently at its optimum speed. All of which suggests that there is ...

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Transpac 2021

Transpac - photo © Sharon Green/Ultimate Sailing

One year from now on July 13, 2021 the first of three waves of starters will set off on the 51st edition of one of the world’s oldest and longest classic ocean races, the 2225-mile Transpac. First raced in 1906 and organized every two years by the Transpacific Yacht Club (TPYC), this race starts off Point Fermin in Los Angeles ...

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AC34 in San Francisco

ORACLE TEAM USA win the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco - photo © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA

ORACLE TEAM USA win the 34th America’s Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds in the clincher. Read the full report from 2013 here. by 34th America’s Cup  

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Route Saint-Pierre Lorient Pure Ocean Challenge

JP Dick's self-designed JP54 is a favorite to set a course record in the inaugural 2020 Pure Ocean Challenge - photo © Image courtesty of the 2020 Pure Ocean Challenge

While the eyes of the world are firmly riveted on the coronavirus pandemic, the less-than-convenient truth is that the world is also facing a significantly bigger long-term problem involving ocean health. This global menace comes in many forms, ranging from acidification issues stemming from agricultural run-off (read: Australia’s Great Barrier Reef), to oil spills, to plastic pollution, the latter of ...

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Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally

The team of Icebear enjoying a respite in St George's harbor - Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally © Sailing Yacht Research Foundation

After a difficult leg of nearly five days of light air and upwind sailing, all teams have finished their first leg of the Spirit of Bermuda Charity Rally, organized by the East End Mini Yacht Club (EEMYC) and the Sailing Yacht Research Foundation (SYRF). Proceeds from this race benefit the Bermuda Sloop Foundation and the sail training vessel Spirit of ...

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Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race

Apivia during the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race © Maxime Horlaville / Disobey / Apivia

Charlie Dalin on Apivia has had to bide his time for a few days on the righthand side of the course, but it has all come good for him in the last 24 hours as he now leads the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne Race once more. The bow of Apivia is to windward of the fleet .as Dalin continues on his ...

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Lagoon’s Sixty 5

Lagoon's latest sailing catamaran, the Sixty 5 ©Nicolas Claris

The Sixty 5 – Lagoon’s latest sailing catamaran will have her world premiere at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival held from September 8th to 13th. Sleek, intrepid, thirsty for wind & waves, embodying precision and finesse, she is made to share adventures with your loved ones, and above all, to be at one with your yacht. Lagoon’s latest sailing catamaran, ...

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