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

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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

Doyle Sails: Figuring out the Figaro…

Doyle Sails

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

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

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