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
There are few enough good sailing movies around so it is a welcome breath of fresh air to find one as compelling as this one telling the true story of American yachtsman Mike Plant and his burning ambition to join the ranks of solo round the world racers and to
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
As the only two-time winner of the Vendee Globe singlehanded around the world race and having earned the nickname The Professor for knowledge and expertise in ocean racing and the IMOCA 60 class in particular, when Frenchman Michel Desjoyeaux speaks – as he did during a panel discussion on the
Fifteen days into the 2016-17 Vendee Globe race French skipper Vincent Riou was in fifth place. Despite sailing a non-foiling IMOCA 60 he was chasing the top four foilers – Alex Thomson, Armel Le Cleac'h, Sebastien Josse and Jérémie Beyou – pretty hard – until he was forced out of
British solo ocean racing skipper Alex Thomson has described himself as "desperate" to finally secure victory in the Vendée Globe singlehanded around the world race at his fifth attempt in 2020.
In an interview with the mainstream Mail Online website in the UK, Thomson described his quest for a Vendée Globe
An interesting short film chronicilling the 13-months of hard work that went into designing and building the spectacular new IMOCA 60 Charal for French solo skipper Jérémie Beyou.
Having won the last Volvo Ocean Race as part of the Dongfeng Race Team crew and finished third in the last Vendee Globe, French skipper Jérémie Beyou is good person to quiz about the suitability of a new generation of IMOCA 60 boats in the next VOR.
Speaking to members of
More stunning video of the boat that the whole yacht racing world is talking about – Jérémie Beyou's head-turning IMOCA 60 Charal – has emerged, this time on the team's YouTube site.
A new video posted on social media showing Jeremie Beyou's recently launched IMOCA 60 Charal foiling at speeds up to 30 knots has been viewed more than 150,000 times in the few days since it appeared.
Presumably many of those views of the rough clip which shows the boat scorching along mostly