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  • A Flyer Or Smart Decision?

    A Flyer Or Smart Decision?

    After their first night at sea, the remaining 36 skippers in the IMOCA fleet of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe are heading out into the north Atlantic with a complex weather pattern ahead of them and some tricky decisions to make.

    The early stages saw the skippers beating along the Brittany coast into a fresh west-southwesterly air stream with all but one of them – Louis Duc on Fives-Lantana Environment – electing to go inside the Traffic Separation Zone off Ushant.
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  • Armel And The Loud Crack

    Armel And The Loud Crack



    Today at 12pm TU, as it was moving close to 20 knots, Armel heard a crack with no apparent shock. He noticed the drift breaking underneath the hull. Armel makes his way to the technical base of the Maxi Banque Populaire XI in Lorient, which he will join in about ten hours. All solutions will be studied there with the Team Banque Populaire for the continuation of this Rum Route.




    Ronan Lucas, Director of Team Popular Bank:
    "Armel told us about
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  • A Fast Start For Fleets In Route Du Rhum

    A Fast Start For Fleets In Route Du Rhum

    Great start conditions for 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe but Goodchild injured, IMOCA duo collide at Cape Fr?hel bouy


    Postponed for three days due to stormy conditions in the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay today’s rescheduled start to the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe was blessed with near perfect weather conditions as the record sized fleet set sail on the 3542 nautical miles solo Transatlantic race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe.
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  • Sam Goodchild Injured During Start Of Route du Rhum

    Sam Goodchild Injured During Start Of Route du Rhum


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    British skipper Sam Goodchild, solo skipper of the Ocean Fifty Leyton, has been injured during the start of the 12th Route du Rhum -Destination Guadeloupe race. As soon as the alert was received CROSS (Centre Regional Operationnel de Surveillance et de Sauvetage maritimes) sent a doctor to the boat. Goodchild is conscious and was being taken care of by the doctor and his injuries are being assessed before being transferred to an SNSM rescue vessel....
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  • In Her Own Words : Miss 6 World Titles On The Road To Caligari

    In Her Own Words : Miss 6 World Titles On The Road To Caligari

    First, a massive thank you to my coach Chris and technical advisor Nate for their tireless work and dedication to helping me become the best athlete I can be. They worked so hard the last few months helping me and I truly couldn’t have done it without them.




    Next I have to thank my parents for their constant support and for coming out to Sardinia to watch me race.

    Thank you to all of my partners, sponsors, and suppliers for making all of this possible.
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  • Postponement Has It's Rewards!

    Postponement Has It's Rewards!

    Delayed Route du Rhum start will be rewarded by favourable conditions but early dynamic decisions will hold the key to winning .





    A record sized armada of 138 solo skippers set to race in six different classes should be blessed with brisk but very manageable wind and sea conditions when the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe starts Wednesday at 1415hrs off Saint Malo. After waiting for the start rescheduled from Sunday lunchtime due to a big storm which...
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  • Postponement In Rout Du Rhum A Sane Move

    Postponement In Rout Du Rhum A Sane Move

    The Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will start on Wednesday 9th November at 1415hrs




    Conditions in the North Eastern Atlantic as of Monday reveal the rational of the postponement!


    Postponed from 1302hrs (local) today (Sunday) due to forecasted stormy winds and huge seas expected in the English Channel, the re-scheduled start for the 12th edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - the solo ocean race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe...
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  • 2022 Route Du Rhum: The Largest To Date!

    2022 Route Du Rhum: The Largest To Date!




    The Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe which starts on Sunday from Saint Malo is set to see a record 138 boats spread across six classes, Ultim 32/23, IMOCA, Ocean Fifty, Class40, Rhum Multi, Rhum Mono. They will set off on Sunday November 6 at 1:02 p.m local time on a course of 3,542 miles (6,500 km) to Pointe-?-Pitre in Guadeloupe.


    Rarely has the Route du Rhum –Destination Guadeloupe had so many contenders for victory and podium positions. Here
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  • Orca Aggression Sinks French Yacht

    Orca Aggression Sinks French Yacht

    A boat was attacked by orcas this Tuesday and sank off Viana do Castelo.






    The commander of the Maritime Police and the captaincy of Viana do Castelo, Rui Lampreia da Silva, told O MINHO that the French-flagged sailboat was damaged after having had an “interaction” with cetaceans 14 miles (approximately 25 kilometers) to the west. from the port of Vienna.
    After being attacked by the orcas, the boat had a “water ingress” and ended up sinking.
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  • A New Wave At The SFYC

    A New Wave At The SFYC



    The San Francisco Yacht Club hosted its inaugural New Wave Regatta in the RS21s, spearheaded by Director Cassidy J Lynch.
    The event was built around fun and there was a mix of sailing abilities on the course, ranging from committed racer to never-sailed-before.
    Entries sold out and all six RS21s were on the starting line.



    Conditions were overcast with a calm and oscillating 6-8 knots in Richardson Bay, where the RC set the course. After six races
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  • Dates Confirmed For AC37
    by Photoboy
    AC37 Event Limited (ACE) today confirmed both the intended race area and the race dates for the America’s Cup Match 2024.




    The Racing Area for both the Challenger Selection Series and the America’s Cup Match itself have now been agreed with Barcelona’s Capitan Maritimo and are set to the south of the City along Barcelona’s beachfront, affording the perfect natural viewing gallery right along the coastline for spectators.

    A permanent
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    11-30-2022, 10:28 AM
  • Rudder Jumpers The Latest Twist For Stowaways
    by Photoboy
    Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder



    By Mattea Bubalo
    BBC News

    Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say.
    A photo shared by the coastguard shows the men sitting on the rudder at the oil tanker's stern, their feet less than a metre away from the water.
    They were taken to hospital at the tanker's destination in Gran Canaria and treated
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    11-29-2022, 10:29 AM
  • Little Alcatraz Parkup
    by Photoboy





    On Saturday morning, a powerboat parked itself up upon Little Alcatraz around 9:55 AM
    \One man, one woman and 3 dogs were aboard.


    SFPD marine unit, USCG Helo and Vessel Assist rendered aide and got the boat off the rock with no injuries and apparently no environment impacts. ( tell that to the crushed mussels)

    We now resume the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
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    11-27-2022, 12:44 PM
  • Implementing A Solution
    by Photoboy
    AC40: IMPLEMENTING THE SOLUTION

    Auckland - 25th November 2022

    Just days ago, Emirates Team New Zealand buried the bow of their AC40 while testing in waves on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, which resulted in damage to the forward sections of the hull and deck structure. While the on-water team was recovering the yacht and returning to dock, the team’s engineers immediately began reviewing onboard data to identify the root cause of the issue.



    “The
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    11-25-2022, 10:32 AM
  • Richhomme Takes 2nd Class 40 Title In Route Du Rhum
    by Photoboy



    Dominant Richomme at the double. Route du Rhum Class40 winner Yoann Richomme (Paprec-Arkea) triumphs on second successive edition.



    French skipper Yoann Richomme joined the very elite group of solo ocean racers to have twice won their class on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he brought the new build Lombard Lift 40 V2 Paprec-Arkea through the finish line of the 12th edition this Wednesday afternoon at 16:23:40hr to win Class40 from a record
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    11-23-2022, 01:06 PM
  • A Broken Nose Sidelines Testing Of AC40 For ETNZ
    by Photoboy
    Emirates Team New Zealand have suffered damage to the bow of their AC40 today after an early start testing on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf in some top end conditions.





    In recent weeks the Emirates Team New Zealand AC40 has been taken out of its one design configuration and testing stepped up in its development and data collection towards the design of its AC75.

    The team were testing under manual flight control to the north of Waiheke Island in around
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    11-21-2022, 12:41 PM
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