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World Sailing Show – January 2019

World Sailing Show – January 2019

In the January 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show: Meet the Mule – American Magic’s trial horse They’ve been working in secret for months. Behind closed doors, operating under the radar, American Magic has been locked away, building its trial horse for the 36th America’s Cup. But now they have revealed what

Musto at the Route du Rhum

Musto at the Route du Rhum

The Route du Rhum is about as hard core as offshore racing gets. Racing 3,500 miles singlehanded across the north Atlantic in early winter is tough going, arguably on a par with the major round-the-world races. Despite the challenge of racing from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe in November, or perhaps because

World Sailing Show – December 2018

World Sailing Show – December 2018

In the December 2018 edition of the World Sailing Show: Transatlantic drag race - The brutal Route du Rhum The Route du Rhum is a big deal in France. This singlehanded race across the Atlantic starts just as winter sets in and has a formidable reputation. Run every four years, this was the

Route du Rhum: Class 40 final miles

Route du Rhum

After dramatic finishes to both the Ultim and IMOCA 60 classes, the attention in the in the Route du Rhum now turns to the 53-strong Class 40 fleet. Can they produce something spectacular too? Weather expert Will Harris gives us his analysis of how the final miles of the Class 40 leaders

Alex Thomson: Faulty wrist alarm behind grounding

Alex Thomson: Faulty wrist alarm caused Route du Rhum grounding

British sailor Alex Thomson it was a failure to charge his electric-shock wrist alarm that caused him to oversleep and run his boat ashore on the northern tip of Guadeloupe during the final 24 hours of the Route du Rhum singlehanded transatlantic race from Saint Malo, France. Thomson used his engine

Alex Thomson runs aground in Guadeloupe

Route du Rhum Alex Thomson runs aground in Guadeloupe.

Alex Thomson – the British solo skipper leading the IMOCA 60 class in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe – is limping towards the finish over the final fifty miles of the 3,500-mile course after running his boat Hugo Boss aground on the northern tip of Grande

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

The breakdown in varying degrees of four of the five Ultim maxi-trimarans racing in the Route du Rhum has raised questions over the reliability of the high-tech multihulls and called into question the viability of the Brest Oceans Race – a non-stop single handed round the world event planned to

Will Harris Route du Rhum update

Route Du Rhum Will Harris

Ex-Volvo Ocean Race Race Experts weather analyst and solo skipper Will Harris takes another look the Route du Rhum fleet as the solo skippers complete their fifth day of racing on the way from St Malo, France to Guadeloupe in the Caribbean. After fighting their way through several intense depressions over

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

Stormy conditions in the North Atlantic have forced another major name out of the 2018 Route du Rhum with Armel Le Cléac'h’s Ultim maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire IX capsizing at around 12:00 CET today, 340 miles north east of the Azores. Wind conditions at the time were reported to be 30 -

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