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IDEC Sport Sailing ~ Jules Verne Trophy


IDEC Sport at the International Date Line At the start of their 21st day of racing, Francis Joyon and his elite crew are preparing to leave the low-pressure system that propelled them so far at high speed, allowing them to sail for eleven days on the same tack and to set several records in the Southern Ocean. As they cross ...

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Vendée Globe

Vendée Globe © Eric Bellion / Vendee Globe

Conrad Colman is in recovery mode. The Kiwi skipper in ninth place in the Vendée Globe is recovering physically after three epic days battling to keep alive his ten year dream to complete the famous solo round the world race. Rest is the best medicine for his cut hands, his strained and bruised limbs and battered body and the 34 ...

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55th Australian National Championship

Day 3 – Bill Shand - Gemmill Homes Flying 15 Australian Championship © Jonny Fullerton

Just another day in sailing paradise as 40 Flying Fifteens took part in day three of the Gemmill Homes Flying Fifteen Australian Championship in Esperance. Clear blue skies, warm temperatures and a superb day of steady breezes ranging from 15 – 20 knots and a 1m swell. Three more races using a variation of courses made for an exhausting but ...

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IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran Jules Verne Trophy

Jules Verne Trophy – IDEC Sport at halfway point in less than 20 days Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC © http://www.trimaran-idec.com/

The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran will this evening complete the first half of the round the world voyage. It will be around 1800hrs UTC that they will have sailed the 11,160 theoretical miles representing half of the total distance between Ushant and Ushant via the three major capes, Good Hope, Leeuwin and the Horn. Joyon and his men swallowed up this ...

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Repair, Repair, Repair ~ Vendee Globe

Technofirst Face Ocean, skipper Sebastien Destremau (FRA) Aerial illustration of start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 © Vincent Curutchet / DPPI / Vendée Globe

The ability to repair at sea is absolutely fundamental to completing the Vendée Globe solo round the world race. Michel Desjoyeaux, the only skipper to twice win the legendary singlehanded race, which forbids any kind of outside assistance, often speaks of the skipper needing to be able to deal with one battle each day – one fix, one problem – ...

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Triple Lindy about the 2016 Sydney Hobart Race

Perpetual Loyal took line honors in the 2016 Sydney to Hobart Race and set a new course record en route © Rolex/Daniel Forster http://www.regattanews.com

Q&A with Joe Mele of Triple Lindy about the 2016 Sydney Hobart Race Spend enough time racing sailboats, and you start to realize that there’s a hierarchy amongst events. This is easily understood amongst One Design classes, where regional or national events obviously hold more importance to serious racers than a casual Wednesday evening Laser race, however ocean racing can ...

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Jules Verne Trophy

Alex Pella - Jules Verne Trophy © IDEC Sport

The IDEC Sport maxi-trimaran is continuing to extend her lead over the Jules Verne Trophy title-holder. At the end of their eighteenth day of racing, Francis Joyon, Alex Pella, Clément Surtel, Gwénolé Gahinet, Bernard Stamm and Sébastien Audigane now have a lead of 680 miles, which is more or less the equivalent of a day’s sailing. Their straight trajectory on ...

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Pittwater to Southport Race

Panchax all smiles after the start - Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race © RPAYC Media

Doug Coulter’s Shakti has taken full advantage of the current weather pattern to launch their boat up the NSW coast overnight and maintain the lead in the first ever Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race. Shakti passed Coffs Harbour at around 8:30am this morning with gusts up to 27 knots from the south setting up a cruising speed of ...

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Vendée Globe

Day 58 – Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire) – Vendée Globe © Armel Le Cléac'h /Banque Populaire/ Vendée Globe

In the ongoing duel up the South Atlantic at the front of the Vendée Globe round the world race over the last 24 hours Alex Thomson has made a small, but valuable gain against his French rival Armel Le Cléac’h. As the pair raced eastwards at the latitude of Rio and just a little northwards, the British skipper of Hugo ...

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Two records for IDEC Sport ~ Jules Verne Trophy

Two records for IDEC Sport at Cape Leeuwin - Jules Verne Trophy Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / IDEC © http://www.trimaran-idec.com/

The IDEC SPORT maxi-trimaran crossed the longitude of Cape Leeuwin at 1518hrs UTC 17 days, six hours and 59 minutes after leaving Ushant. This means they were almost 16 hours and 57 minutes ahead of the reference time set by Loïck Peyron and his men on Banque Populaire V (17 days, 23 hours and 56 minutes) having sailed at an ...

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