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Ocean Racing: Gitana Team Ultim job share for Cammas and Caudrelier

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

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved.

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

Alex Thomson: Faulty wrist alarm behind grounding

Alex Thomson: Faulty wrist alarm caused Route du Rhum grounding

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

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

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

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

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 -

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out on first night

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out

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

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