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  • The Vendee Season Begins With The Vendee Artique
    by Photoboy



    Alain Leboeuf, President of SAEM Vendee and of the Department of Vendee has just presented the very rich sports line-up of the 2nd edition of the Vendee Arctic – Les Sables d'Olonne, more than 2 years from the 10th edition of the Vendee Globe. The sporting and media successes of the 2020-2021 edition stimulated project leaders and their sponsors, so much so that the transition phase was particularly short. The Arctic Vend?e being the first of the five qualifying races*...
    05-20-2022, 03:17 PM
  • The 4th Entry To The 2022-2023 Ocean Race IS:
    by Photoboy
    SIZE=18px]GUYOT environnement - Team Europe confirmed as fourth IMOCA entry for The Ocean Race


    The new campaign builds on a winning French-German collaboration from The Ocean Race Europe[/SIZE]




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    05-20-2022, 01:07 PM
  • United As One
    by Photoboy


    Racing in light conditions can often be boring and frustrating but for the penultimate day of the first ever IMA Maxi European Championship it was anything but – for spectators at least - with significant shifts, occasional shut-downs on a coastal course on a WSW-ENE axis deep into the Bay of Naples to the north of the Sorrentine peninsula.

    After a delay ashore and then on the water, the race for the 21 entries got underway just before 1500 CEST with a short upwind
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    05-20-2022, 09:23 AM
  • The Finn Leads At The 2022 Finn Gold Cup
    by Photoboy



    After three very different races, Finland’s Oskari Muhonen has taken the lead at the 2022 Finn Gold Cup at Fraglia Vela Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy. He won two more races to take a three point lead from Pieter-Jan Postma, from The Netherlands. Austria’s Florian Raudaschl won the second race and moves up to third overall. Four races remain.

    After losing the first day with no wind, the event is back on schedule. But still the conditions defy the local
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    05-19-2022, 02:19 PM
  • Lyra Making Waves At IMA Maxi Europeans
    by Photoboy





    Scheduled for day two of the IMA Maxi Europeans’ inshore/coastal racing were two windward-leewards. After a delay out on the Bay of Naples, the wind finally built to 8-12 knots from the west. After one aborted start due to a wind shift and another for a general recall, racing for the 21 maxis eventually got underway at 1515 CEST.





    All images copyright Studio Borlenghi IMA






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    05-19-2022, 11:13 AM
  • Raza Mixta Declared 2022 Melges 2022 World Champions!
    by Photoboy



    May 15, 2022 - Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA - After two full years of hiatus in the schedule of the World Championships, the International Melges 24 Class returned to assign a most coveted World Title: it was October 2019 when in Villasimius Luca Perego’s Maidollis was crowned World Champion for the second time, and, after that moment the pandemic blocked everything, preventing the dispute of the 2020 and 2021 World Championship and the 2020 European Championship.
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    05-16-2022, 09:34 AM
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