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Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

©Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

2020 edition Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez In line with the global health situation, the organisers of the Voiles de Saint-Tropez remain on alert. The goal: to maintain what has for decades made the success of these regattas unique to the world for modern and classic boats, while optimally adapting the programme on land, for the public, as for the sailors themselves. ...

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ORC Race

2019 ORC European Championship (Oxelosund, SWE) - photo © Felix Diemer

The members of the Race Management Committee led by Hans-Eckhard (“Ecky”) von der Mosel and the management and staff at the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the publication of a project that has put together the knowledge and expertise of many ORC contributors: the inaugural edition of the ORC Race Management Guide. This 24-page manual contains ideas ...

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IMOCA news

L'Occitane en Provence - photo © Pierre Bouras

Just over a fortnight after the lockdown ended, the sailors and their teams are now busy catching up on lost time. Many IMOCAs have been relaunched after their winter refits, which took longer than planned. There have been more and more measurement checks and trips to check out the changes made during the winter. Other sailors have to wait a ...

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Electric Cat – 80 Sunreef Power Eco

80 Sunreef Power Eco - photo © Sunreef Yachts

The 80 Sunreef Power Eco is the avant-garde of eco-responsible motoryachts. A fully-customizable luxury catamaran, this craft uses the latest innovations in the industry to achieve outstanding energy efficiency. Thanks to Sunreef Yachts’ light and ultramodern solar power system covering up to 200m”, the 80 Sunreef Power maximizes solar energy generation with 40kWp of capacity. 80 Sunreef Power Eco – photo © ...

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News from Alva Yachts

Alva Yachts Ocean Eco 90 - photo © Sand People

Heralding a new focus on the environment in the post-Covid world, a young German brand is launching an advanced range of sustainable catamarans, sailing yachts and luxury floating homes. Alva Yachts’ experienced founders believe the world has to decarbonise, and they are leading the way with innovative technology in the marine sector. Alva Yachts puts sustainability at the heart of ...

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International Melges 24 Class

Melges 24 fleet at the final event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series - 2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy. © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA

The World Council of the International Melges 24 Class Association (IM24CA), which consists of the National Class Association chairs and the IM24CA Executive Committee, voted to move the schedule of the title championship events out one year. This means that the 2020 World and European Championships that would have been held in 2020 will now be held in the same venues in ...

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Rolex TP52 Worlds in September Puerto Portals

Day 5 - 2019 Rolex TP52 World Championship © Kurt Arrigo / Rolex

As the 52 Super Series racing fleet of TP52 grand-prix racing yachts returned today from Cape Town, South Africa, aboard the cargo ship BBC Dolphin in Valencia, Spain, circuit organisers have put plans in place to run the prestigious Rolex TP52 World Championship at the ever-popular Mallorcan venue of Puerto Portals from 15-19 September. Time and circumstances have conspired against ...

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Energy Observer

Energy Observer in the Islands of the Saintes in Guadeloupe - photo © Francine Kreiss

In a world ravaged by the Covid-19 pandemic, the crew of Energy Observer, the first vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, has revised its programme, which was originally supposed to lead her to Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games. Furthermore, following her first transatlantic passage from Saint-Malo, the floating laboratory, which is self-sufficient in energy, has undergone her first ...

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Yachting Festival Cannes 8-13 September 2020

Yachting Festival Cannes © Camille Iparraguire

On the international nautical calendar the Yachting Festival, the first show in the autumn and the leading in-water event in Europe, confirms that it will be held from 8 to 13 September 2020, in Cannes. Although the offices have been closed since the confinement period, thanks to the new tools deployed internationally by the Reed Exhibitions Group, the team has ...

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Vendée Globe 2020

The Vendée Globe poster © Vendée Globe

Preparations for the start of the next Vendée Globe are going ahead in an uncertain context in terms of public health and the economy. The Vendée Council and the SAEM Vendée are doing their utmost in conjunction with all the partners, skippers from the IMOCA class, their sponsors and public authorities to ensure arrangements for this ninth edition of the ...

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