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Doyle Sails: Figuring out the Figaro…

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The most recent fleets to embrace the latest technical advances from Doyle Sails are those rather choosy professional French offshore classes – including the brand new Figaro 3 fleet. With its innovative Cable-less technology Doyle Sails has been making significant inroads into grand prix ocean and offshore racing fleets. A wide

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Herrmann also registers for The Ocean Race

Vendee Globe skipper Boris Hermann also registers for The Ocean Race

German ocean racer Boris Herrmann has announced an audacious attempt to take on two major around the world races in the space of 12 months. The 38-year-old from Hamburg was already registered to take part in the single-handed Vendee Globe non-stop around the world race which is scheduled to start from

Hannah Stodel: British Paralympian prepares for the Vendee Globe

BBC website with British four-time Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel about her plans to become the first disabled person to compete in the Vendee Globe

  A great interview on the BBC website with British four-time Paralympic sailor Hannah Stodel about her plans to become the first disabled person to compete in the Vendee Globe solo race around the world. "I am a strong person, I'm pretty tough stuff." You have to be, when you're planning on racing

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 10 – Conrad Colman

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman.

On Episode 10 of the Yacht Racing Podcast Justin Chisholm speaks to New Zealand solo ocean race skipper Conrad Colman. Colman is probably best known for his participation in the last Vendee Globe around the world race, when – despite being dismasted with fewer than a thousand miles to go –

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

Banque Populaire announces new Ultim IMOCA & Figaro projects

Banque Populaire announces new Ultim, IMOCA & Figaro projects

After 30 years backing professional sailing French banking group Banque Populaire reconfirmed its commitment to the sport in spectacular fashion with the announcement of three major new campaigns – all involving long-time skipper Armel Le Cléac’h. As well as committing to building a new Ultim maxi-trimaran for Le Cléac’h to be

Nicolas Troussel building new generation IMOCA 60 for Vendee Globe

Nicolas Troussel building new generation IMOCA 60 for Vendee Globe

The identity of the much-rumoured eighth new-generation IMOCA 60 being build has finally been officially revealed with the news that French two-time Figaro winner Nicolas Troussel has commissioned a Juan Kouyoumdjian designed boat to be built with a launch date of January 2020. The announcement from Troussel – who grew up

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Yacht Racing Podcast Episode 5 – Ian Walker

Justin Chisholm's guest on the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast is British Olympian and ocean race skipper, Ian Walker. Walker has had a broad and illustrious career in professional sailing having won two Olympic silver medals – one as crew and one as helmsman – and having skippered Abu

Thomas Ruyant builds new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

Thomas Ruyant building new boat for Vendée Globe & The Ocean Race

French solo offshore racing sailor Thomas Ruyant has confirmed he is building new foiling IMOCA 60 scheduled to be launched in July next year. Ruyant, 37, from Malo-Les-Bains on the north coast of France intends to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe after which he says the boat will be reconfigured

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