The French ocean racing syndicate Gitana Team has made the unusual move of choosing not one but two big name skippers for its state-of-the-art Ultim trimaran, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.
This week the team named Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – two of the highest profile ocean racing skippers on the
Plans for a singlehanded around the world race in Ultim 32/23 maxi multihulls next year are to be put on hold after the damage sustained by the five Ultim entries in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race.
Details of the Brest Oceans Race – scheduled to start at the end of
After dramatic finishes to both the Ultim and IMOCA 60 classes, the attention in the in the Route du Rhum now turns to the 53-strong Class 40 fleet. Can they produce something spectacular too? Weather expert Will Harris gives us his analysis of how the final miles of the Class 40 leaders
British sailor Alex Thomson it was a failure to charge his electric-shock wrist alarm that caused him to oversleep and run his boat ashore on the northern tip of Guadeloupe during the final 24 hours of the Route du Rhum singlehanded transatlantic race from Saint Malo, France.
Thomson used his engine
Alex Thomson – the British solo skipper leading the IMOCA 60 class in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe – is limping towards the finish over the final fifty miles of the 3,500-mile course after running his boat Hugo Boss aground on the northern tip of Grande
The breakdown in varying degrees of four of the five Ultim maxi-trimarans racing in the Route du Rhum has raised questions over the reliability of the high-tech multihulls and called into question the viability of the Brest Oceans Race – a non-stop single handed round the world event planned to
Ex-Volvo Ocean Race Race Experts weather analyst and solo skipper Will Harris takes another look the Route du Rhum fleet as the solo skippers complete their fifth day of racing on the way from St Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean.
After fighting their way through several intense depressions over
Stormy conditions in the North Atlantic have forced another major name out of the 2018 Route du Rhum with Armel Le Cléac'h’s Ultim maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire IX capsizing at around 12:00 CET today, 340 miles north east of the Azores.
Wind conditions at the time were reported to be 30 -
Solo skipper and weather analyst Will Harris – a member of the Alicante-based Race Experts team working on the last Volvo Ocean Race – takes a look at how the turbulent opening 48-hours of the Route du Rhum has played out and what might lie ahead for the singlehanded fleet
Sébastien Josse is out of the 2018 Route du Rhum after fewer than 24 hours of racing since the start of the iconic singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe.
The French sailor has been forced out of the race after sustaining damage to the port bow of his Ultim maxi-trimaran