The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team has ‘baptised’ its VO65 Ocean Race Boat ‘Racing for the Planet’, in a dance-filled ceremony at the Marina de Cascais, in Portugal. The spectacular launch was attended by over 300 guests, including VIPs and key figures from the yacht-racing world, Portuguese Government, local dignitaries and journalists.
Despite having completed 740 miles in the first 24-hours of the race the skippers of the four-boat Ultim 32/23 fleet competing in the Brest Atlantiques race all say they have been reining their trimarans back for fear of damage so early in the 14,000-mile open ocean marathon. Despite keeping one foot
The Brest Atlantiques race got underway at 11am today from the Ile de Sein island off the north west corner of France, when the fleet of four Ultim 32/23 class trimarans took off at over 30 knots in strong north-westerly winds of about thirty knots and 4.5 metres waves. Trimaran Macif (François Gabart
British sailor Alex Thomson and his co-skipper Neal McDonald have been forced to retire from Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed transatlantic race after a high speed collision with an unidentified object that has severely the keel of their newly launched high-tech IMOCA 60. The two sailors sustained no major injuries other than
The start of the Brest Atlantiques race, which was postponed on Thursday due to stormy weather conditions in the Bay of Biscay, is now set to start on Tuesday at 11:00am. Since the announcement on Thursday of the delayed departure, the organisers have been monitoring the weather developments closely in order
Faced with stormy weather conditions, the organisers of the Brest Atlantiques race have decided to postpone the start, initially scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 13:02. After having studied the evolution of the weather situation over the past few days, the organisers of Brest Atlantiques, in agreement with the sailors and