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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

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

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – worlds merging or colliding?

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – merging or colliding?

After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.  On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race

Bruno Dubois on IMOCA & Volvo Ocean Race.

Bruno Dubois has an enviable track record in yacht racing both on and off the water with a Mini Transat win to his name along with world and European title victories in the Farr 45 class. He was the skipper of French entry Rucanor Sport in the 1989-90 Whitbread Round

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