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Ocean Racing: Spindrift 2 relaunched ahead of Jules Verne Trophy attempt

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Spindrift 2 – the world’s largest ocean racing maxi trimaran – is back in the water after a major refit period following the team's aborted Jules Verne Trophy around-the-world record attempt earlier this year.  The monster-sized trimaran has spent the last few months being further optimised, as well as being fitted

The Ocean Race: 11th Hour Racing Team partners with Francois Gabart and MerConcept

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MerConcept, the French offshore sailing company founded by sailing legend François Gabart, and 11th Hour Racing Team, headed by leading American ocean racers Mark Towill and Charlie Enright, announced a strategic partnership today. The two sides will work closely on technical and performance aspects of the 11th Hour Racing Team, and

The Ocean Race: Pascal Bidégorry joins Charlie Enright for Transat Jacques Vabre

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A former winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Frenchman Pascal Bidégorry, will pair up with American offshore sailor Charlie Enright as co-skippers on board 11th Hour Racing for the upcoming 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, a two-handed race across the Atlantic that starts October 27 in Le Havre, France. The pair will

The Ocean Race: The Hague confirmed as stopover port for 2021-22 edition

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The Hague will host The Ocean Race in 2022 – the third consecutive time the Netherlands city has been a part of the around-the-world race. The Race first came to The Hague with a ‘pitstop’ on the final leg of the 2014-15 edition. In the last race, The Hague was billed

The Ocean Race: 11th Hour Racing re-signs Enright and Towill for 2021-22 edition

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Two-time Volvo Ocean Race participants Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, co-founders of 1 Degree, announced today that they have formally renewed their team’s sponsorship with 11th Hour Racing for a long-term and visionary campaign – with their eyes set on the 2021-22 edition of The Ocean Race. The team will be

The Ocean Race: Aarhus, Denmark announced as stopover for 2021-12 edition

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The organisers of The Ocean Race have revealed the first of the stopover cities for the next edition of the fully-crewed race around the world. Although there is no confirmation at this stage of the overall racecourse for the next race – due to start from Alicante in the winter

Vendee Globe: IMOCA 60 Class takes stock after Rolex Fastnet Race

Vendee Globe

A fleet of no less than 20 double-handed IMOCA 60s took part in the Rolex Fastnet Race earlier this month, making the British offshore classic a key indicator of the progress of several potential contenders in the next Vendee Globe solo around-the-world race. Only two boats failed to finish – a

Maxi 70: Bella Mente crew focus on the positives after third at Copa del Rey MAPFRE

Maxi 70

Despite finishing third out of the three Maxi 70 yachts competing at last week’s Copa de Rey MAPFRE regatta in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the crew of the new American boat Bella Mente are on the upswing as they continue to optimise the boat for the upcoming Maxi World Championship

Ultim 32/23: Skippers line-ups announced ahead of Brest Atlantiques race

Ultim 32/23

As announced in April this year, the first major race of the Ultim 32/23 Class – the Brest Atlantiques – will start on Sunday November 3 2019, when the four maxi multihulls scheduled to take part – Actual Leader, Gitana Team's Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the trimaran MACIF, and the