Brest Atlantiques: Foot on the brake

Despite having completed 740 miles in the first 24-hours of the race the skippers of the four-boat Ultim 32/23 fleet competing in the Brest Atlantiques race all say they have been reining their trimarans back for fear of damage so early in the 14,000-mile open ocean marathon.  Despite keeping one foot

Brest Atlantiques: High speed start in strong winds and big waves

Brest Atlantiques

The Brest Atlantiques race got underway at 11am today from the Ile de Sein island off the north west corner of  France, when the fleet of four Ultim 32/23 class trimarans took off at over 30 knots in strong north-westerly winds of about thirty knots and 4.5 metres waves. Trimaran Macif (François Gabart

Brest Atlantiques: New start scheduled for Tuesday

Brest Atlantiques

The start of the Brest Atlantiques race, which was postponed on Thursday due to stormy weather conditions in the Bay of Biscay, is now set to start on Tuesday at 11:00am. Since the announcement on Thursday of the delayed departure, the organisers have been monitoring the weather developments closely in order

Brest Atlantiques: Stormy forecast forces start delay in Brest

Brest Atlantiques

Faced with stormy weather conditions, the organisers of the Brest Atlantiques race have decided to postpone the start, initially scheduled for Sunday, November 3 at 13:02. After having studied the evolution of the weather situation over the past few days, the organisers of Brest Atlantiques, in agreement with the sailors and