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Transat Jacques Vabre: New Hugo Boss out after high speed underwater collision

Transat Jacques Vabre

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

Transat Jacques Vabre: Foiling IMOCA 60s eye 10-day passage to Brazil

Transat Jacques Vabre

Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks. All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following

Transat Jacques Vabre: Will Harris updates on preparations aboard Team Malizia

Transat Jacques Vabre

British sailor Will Harris is about to take on his first Transat Jacques Vabre, sailing alongside German skipper Boris Herrmann aboard the IMOCA 60 Team Malizia. With just a fortnight to go to the start it is an incredibly busy time for the duo, so we were more than delighted

Vendee Globe: Alex Thomson reveals stunning new Hugo Boss IMOCA 60

Alex Thomson Racing

Alex Thomson has revealed his brand-new racing yacht, which the British solo skipper hopes will bring him a long-sought victory in the 2020-21 edition of Vendée Globe around-the-world race. The IMOCA boat, HUGO BOSS, is the product of more than two years of painstaking design and build work undertaken by the

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

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

French ocean racing skipper Paul Meilhat is clearly not someone who lets things get him down. Neither is the affable 36-year old by any means short on ambition. Despite his four-year IMOCA 60 sponsorship with French insurance company SMA coming to a close at the end of 2018, the irrepressible Frenchman