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  • Cape Horn About To Get Extra Gnarly

    Cape Horn About To Get Extra Gnarly

    Ronnie Simpson won't celebrate Horn quite yet!





    And here is the traditional photo of the Cape Horn rounding. It's certainly more of traditional long salty beard look the one chosen by our Ronnie Simpson on Shipyard Brewing compared to the fresh smile by Cole Brauer a few days back (-; Ronnie's is celebrating with his perfect whiteboard shot but has confided he'll leave proper celebrations for later, as very strong northerly winds are forecast by the Falklands...
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  • February 1st Global Solo Update

    February 1st Global Solo Update




    Ronnie Simpson’s farewell storm before Cape Horn and other challenges
    By Marco Nannini.

    Ronnie Simpson is approaching Cape Horn with less than 200 miles to go to the summit of his “Everest of the Seas”, a metaphor we’ve been using to try to convey what an incredible achievement it is to reach this milestone in a solo circumnavigation. Ronnie patiently paced his arrival to the tip of the south American continent to avoid two nasty storms that...
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  • SVR Lazartigue Abandons Arkea Ultim Challenge

    SVR Lazartigue Abandons Arkea Ultim Challenge

    THE END OF AN ADVENTURE, THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT STORY



    image: Julien Champolion - polaRYSE



    That's it: we announced it to you this morning... the Trimaran SVR Lazartigue and Tom Laperche - Navigateur are forced to stop now the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest adventure.


    But it's just a game over. The goal being to come back stronger for the next challenge on board our beautiful Blue Bird.
    The end of a race indeed, but the
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  • Coville Makes Pit Stop In Hobart, Gitana's Record Breaking Indian Ocean Run!

    Coville Makes Pit Stop In Hobart, Gitana's Record Breaking Indian Ocean Run!

    Clearly slowed and compromised slightly over recent days Thomas Coville the skipper of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest’s second placed Sodebo Ultim 3 will stop in Tasmania his team announced Tuesday, at 1830hrs UTC. Part of his bow pulpit and the port side net have been damaged. His arrival into Hobart is expected Wednesday evening.





    For the Sodebo team, this decision is “a safety and security decision”. Part of the bow pulpit (the area at the...
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  • Bacardi Winter Series Provides Dream Conditions!

    Bacardi Winter Series Provides Dream Conditions!

    BACARDI Winter Series 2 wraps up with ‘Kingspoke’ and ‘Catapult’ triumphant in Melges 24 and J/70
    Miami, January 28, 2024 -


    Three days of exceptional sailing conditions on Biscayne Bay, January 26-28, made the Bacardi Winter Series 2 a dream event.

    Maintaining their overnight position 'Kingspoke' topped the Melges 24 leaderboard and ‘Catapult’ advanced to victory in the J/70.







    On a stunner of a sunny day
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  • Another Ultim Deviates To Capetown

    Another Ultim Deviates To Capetown

    Rudder damage for Eric Peron (ULTIM ADAGIO)



    At 0413hrs UTC this morning, Eric Peron the solo skipper of ULTIM ADAGIO, which is racing in sixth place on the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, warned his technical team and race direction that his starboard rudder system has been damaged. According to his team the boat is no longer properly controllable without the complete rudder system and without a spare helm link on board it would not be reasonable to enter the Indian Ocean.
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  • Cole Rounds Cape Horn!

    Cole Rounds Cape Horn!




    Trying not to get emotional so unbelievably stoked to be here and heading back up north!

    Home here I come! 20,000 miles down, 7,000 more to go!!

    — at Cape Horn.
    [/QUOTE]








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  • Caudrelier Crushes Gabart's Cape Leeuwin Reference Record

    Caudrelier Crushes Gabart's Cape Leeuwin Reference Record



    At the start of this Thursday evening, Charles Caudrelier should be the first skipper on the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest to cross Cape Leeuwin, and in so doing should shatter Francois Gabart's 2017 record by more than a day. Much further away, in Cape Town, Anthony Marchand should arrive tonight. There he will be met by his team and that of SVR-Lazartigue who communicated today. “There is a small possibility of continuing” assures Tom Laperche.



    Caudrelier...
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  • From Joyous Passage To Pit Stop In Cape Town

    From Joyous Passage To Pit Stop In Cape Town


    Shortly after celebrating The Passage Of Cape of Good Hope, the collision with a UFO occurred





    Following the damage to his port foil, the decision was taken to make a stopover in South Africa - and more precisely at the port of Cape Town located 400 miles from his current position - Anthony Marchand is progressing slowly, the fault of a ridge planted in its path. A barometric crest whose evolution is, for the moment, very difficult to precisely assess...
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  • Cape Town Assessment Time For SVR Lazartigue

    Cape Town Assessment Time For SVR Lazartigue

    In South Africa, the Trimaran SVR Lazartigue teams are on deck to carry out boat checks and prepare for the next SVR Lazartigue adventure.







    Yesterday, Tonio made a dive to make underwater images of the damage, with special attention to the drift area but also a more comprehensive check of the submerged part of the trimaran and appendices.







    We asked Cecile Andrieu, team manager, to brief us
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  • Andoo, Yandoo & Rags Lead 2024 JJ's After 2 Races
    by Photoboy
    Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship Race 1
    Saturday, 2 March 2024


    all images copyright SailMedia

    Race 1 of the Winnings 2024 JJ Giltinan Championship set the regatta off on the highest possible note on Sydney Harbour today with one of the best 18ft skiff races seen on the harbour for several seasons as four of the world's best 18ft skiff teams exchanged the lead several times throughout the entire course.

    With 27 of the best skiffs teams from
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    Today, 04:22 PM
  • Podium Complete For Inaugural Arkea Ultim Challenge
    by Photoboy


    Armel Le Cleac'h, winner of the 2016-17 Vendee Globe, maintained his record of finishing on the podium on all three of his solo round the world races so far when he crossed the finish line to complete the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest solo multihull race round the world race at 20:31:31hrs this Sunday evening to take third place sailing the ULTIM Banque Populaire XI.

    Le Cleac'h’s elapsed time for the course is 56 days 08hrs 1min 31secs. He finished 5 days 12hrs 53mins
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    Today, 09:41 AM
  • Clarisse Cremer Exonerated
    by Photoboy







    March 4th, 2024



    "On 12th February this year, the President of the French Sailing Federation informed me of the anonymous e-mail he had just received implicating Clarisse Cremer, who had allegedly benefited from routing information from her husband Tanguy Le Turquais during the 2020-2021 Vendee Globe.

    Since then, the French Sailing Federation has asked me and the Race Committee to appoint a Jury to analyse
    ...
    Today, 09:14 AM
  • Pushing It To The Limit In Lanzarote
    by Photoboy


    For some time the Lanzarote forecast for day two of the 44Cup Calero Marinas showed conditions exceeding the RC44 class’ theoretical upper wind limit of 25 knots. Anticipating this PRO Maria Torrijo brought the start time forward to 09:30.

    As the race got underway the wind off Puerto Calero was already into the high teens with the odd gust into the early 20s. Daniel Calero’s newbies on Calero Sailing Team won the pin from Chris Bake’s Team Aqua while
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    03-02-2024, 01:58 PM
  • A Slow March To Vallarta Ends With A Pyewacket Overall Win
    by Photoboy
    DISNEY’S PYEWACKET WINS THE 2024 PV RACE



    March 1, 2024 (San Diego, CA) A lot of sailors would suggest that it’s ‘when’ you start that matters -- the earlier the better. Others would insist that it’s the weather on your start day that matters most, the windier the better. Both are logical and have been true separately and combined. But what if neither mattered?


    Not many (any?) spectators on Shelter Island watching the Saturday
    ...
    03-02-2024, 12:55 PM
  • In Rarefied Company: The Aura Surrounding Cole Brauer
    by Photoboy
    Waiting for the "second winner" of the Global Solo Challenge
    By Marco Nannini.





    After the first to cross the finish line of the Global Solo Challenge, French Philippe Delamare on Mowgli, we’re getting ready to welcome the second winner, the young Ms. Cole Brauer on First Light. Let me explain.


    Cole Brauer on crossing the finish line will become the first American female to ever complete a solo non stop circumnavigation
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    03-01-2024, 10:55 AM
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