Billed as the prologue to the Vendee Globe single handed around the world race, the 3,500-mile New York-Vendee-Les Sables d'Olonne Transatlantic Race scheduled for June 16, 2020 has attracted a bumper entry of 27 solo skippers from seven countries – including five women.
The fact that the entry is nearly double
The legendary passage across the North Atlantic has proven one of the most difficult challenges to the solo sailor over the last 60 years. Although the start and finish ports for the 15th edition of The Transat CIC have changed from the traditional course, now leaving Brest in France on
Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks.
All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following
British sailor Will Harris is about to take on his first Transat Jacques Vabre, sailing alongside German skipper Boris Herrmann aboard the IMOCA 60 Team Malizia. With just a fortnight to go to the start it is an incredibly busy time for the duo, so we were more than delighted
A former winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Frenchman Pascal Bidégorry, will pair up with American offshore sailor Charlie Enright as co-skippers on board 11th Hour Racing for the upcoming 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, a two-handed race across the Atlantic that starts October 27 in Le Havre, France.
The pair will
A fleet of no less than 20 double-handed IMOCA 60s took part in the Rolex Fastnet Race earlier this month, making the British offshore classic a key indicator of the progress of several potential contenders in the next Vendee Globe solo around-the-world race.
Only two boats failed to finish – a
There may be well over a year to go until the start of the 2020-21 edition of the Vendee Globe solo around the world race but the launches of new IMOCA 60 boats appear to have started to accelerate.
Following hot on the heels of British skipper Alex Thomson’s reveal of
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
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
In the February 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show:
The Golden Globe – The race that changed the world
Fifty years ago the Sunday Times sponsored around the world race made history. Better known as the Golden Globe, the first ever solo, non-stop race around the world saw one man enter