Will Harris Route du Rhum weather analysis

Will Harris Route du Rhum analysis

Solo skipper and weather analyst Will Harris – a member of the Alicante-based Race Experts team working on the last Volvo Ocean Race – takes a look at how the turbulent opening 48-hours of the Route du Rhum has played out and what might lie ahead for the singlehanded fleet

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out on first night

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out

Sébastien Josse is out of the 2018 Route du Rhum after fewer than 24 hours of racing since the start of the iconic singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe. The French sailor has been forced out of the race after sustaining damage to the port bow of his Ultim maxi-trimaran

Simon Fisher Route du Rhum preview

Simon Fisher Route du Rhum weather analysis

Volvo Ocean Race navigator Simon Fisher – aka SiFi – walks us through the daunting weather scenario facing the 100+ solo competitors when they set off tomorrow from St Malo, France on the Route du Rhum transatlantic race to Guadeloupe. This year's edition of the Route du Rhum is going to

Phil Sharp Route du Rhum pre-start interview

Phil Sharp Route du Rhum pre-start interview

British solo skipper Phil Sharp has established a fearsome reputation in the Class 40 fleet offer the last few years. After a string of podium results and wins during the 2018 season Sharp was recently crowned crowned European champion. We caught up him in St. Malo, France where is busy

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Whether in the Ultim, TP52 or America’s Cup classes, next-generation Harken hydraulics are at the very leading edge of efficiency and reliability. The upcoming 40th anniversary Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will be an amazing race to follow. Included in the record-size fleet of 122 craft will be the Ultime

Ellen MacArthur’s record breaking trimaran returns

Ellen MacArthur’s record breaking trimaran returns

Now for what we think is the feel-good story of the yacht racing year so far. On paper at least, French solo skipper Romain Pilliard’s entry in the Ultim Class at the 2018 Route du Rhum singlehanded transatlantic race doesn’t stand much of a chance against the rest of the multihull

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost on Route du Rhum

Vincent Lauriot-Prévost on Route du Rhum

As his company VPLP Design celebrates 35 years of designing the world's most high performance racing yachts, and with a week to go to the start of the 2018 edition of the iconic Route du Rhum solo transatlantic race on November 4 Vincent Lauriot-Prévost takes time to reflect on the

Jules Verne Trophy all-female crew re-unites

Jules Verne Trophy all-female crew re-unites

Nine of the eleven women in 1998 who made up the only female crew of  the trimaran Royal Sun Alliance which attempted the Jules Verne Trophy, a crewed circumnavigation without stopovers or assistance, will meet in St Malo on Thursday, October 25. Confirmed for the rendezvous are Tracy Edwards, Sam Davies, Miranda Merron,

Vincent Riou adds foils to PRB IMOCA 60

Vincent Riou adds foils to PRB IMOCA 60.

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

Class 40 skipper Sam Goodchild on Route du Rhum

Class 40 skipper Sam Goodchild on Route du Rhum.

British solo skipper Sam Goodchild recently scored a sweet sponsorship deal with American media services giant Netflix in an innovative tie up with his Class 40 entry in the upcoming Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe. We caught up with Sam shortly before he left Lorient bound for