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  • Hold Up At The Horn

    Hold Up At The Horn

    Storm forces Caudrelier to take a ‘time out'



    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild team has said this morning that their ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest leading skipper Charles Caudrelier has made the decision to put his race on hold for an indefinite period because of the weather conditions which were expected for his passage of Cape Horn. “They are absolutely incompatible with progress and so we have chosen to be patient.” explains Caudrelier.



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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.
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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.



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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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    West Coast Sailors Gear Up for California's Offshore Racing Series

    San Diego, CA (May 24, 2023) - The 2024 California Offshore Race Week (CORW) is here and the excitement is buzzing. The series includes three separate races down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego. The first leg starts off with the Spinnaker Cup, San Francisco to Monterey (84 nm), then the Coastal Cup from Monterey to Santa Barbara (205 nm), and finally the SoCal 300 from Santa Barbara to San Diego (255 nm).
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    New leader as V scores two bullets at the IMA Maxi Europeans
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    Starting an hour early, two coastal courses including the popular lap of Capri were completed on the third and penultimate day of the IMA Maxi European Championship, supported by Rolex as Official Timepiece. The 20 maxi yachts faced a sub-10 knot southwesterly and at today’s conclusion, the Championship, organised out of Sorrento by the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRVI) and supported
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    by Photoboy
    The vintage 1916 90-foot gaff rigged schooner De Gallant which was transporting coffee and cacao from Colombia to Europe sank in the Bahamas early yesterday with eight persons aboard. U.S. Coast Guard helicopters from nearby Great Inagua rescued six of them from a pair of liferafts.

    Thirty hours later the search continued for the missing two—both of whom are women and professional sailors—in a search area that stretches from the Inaguas to Horseshoe Reef. They were wearing
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  • Crew Member Announced For Jules Verne Trophy Attempt On SVR Lazartigue!
    by Photoboy
    Six sailors on the Trimaran SVR-LAZARTIGUE to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy




    The SVR-LAZARTIGUE Trimaran will tackle the Jules Verne Trophy, the round-the-world sailing record, at the end of the year. To win this “Grail” of ocean racing, there will be six on board. Francois Gabart, captain of the boat, will be surrounded by a highly complementary crew with multiple associated skills and experiences.

    The Jules Verne Trophy is undoubtedly
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  • Fun In The Sun For Beach Cats In Florida
    by Photoboy
    The Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Has begun!





    The 23rd running of the world-famous Worrell 1000 extreme, distance catamaran race got underway Sunday, May 12th in Hollywood Beach Florida. Twelve teams representing the US, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Australia launched from the beach at 10am, officially beginning the race’s 50th Anniversary event. With the first two legs completed, and the 3rd underway as of the writing of this article, the Worrell has
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