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  • Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    The last hours at sea for ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest leader Charles Caudrelier as he seeks to close out solo multihull round the world race win.




    A tantalising three hundred miles from the finish line of the first ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest solo ULTIM round the world race, French skipper Charles Caudrelier spent his 50th birthday and his 50th day of racing since leaving Brest on Sunday 7th January keeping his giant blue and white Verdier designed ULTIM Maxi Edmond
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  • Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    With less than 1,200 miles to go to the finish of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of the race since the end of January, has elected to take shelter in the Azores, thereby making a technical stopover.



    The “24-hour stopover timer” was started by race management at 0504hrs UTC. His objective is to avoid a big depression approaching from the south of Iceland which is set to make the Bay of Biscay “impassable”
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  • Caudrelier Rounds Cape Horn For The 4th Time!

    Caudrelier Rounds Cape Horn For The 4th Time!

    Rothschild's Maxi Edmond leading the way at Cape Horn!




    He's back in the Atlantic after more than eighteen days in the South Seas! The arrival of Charles Caudrelier is still a long way off for its leader – over 7,000 theoretical miles still to go – but this Tuesday, February 6 will be an important date in the race around the world of ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest The skipper of Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the length of Cape Horn, at the southern tip...
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  • Sodebo Back In The Thick Of It

    Sodebo Back In The Thick Of It

    On this fourth weekend of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest the five skippers racing are all hoping for better things in the near future. Leader Charles Caudrelier is hoping that Cape Horn is passable in the near future. Armel Le Cleac'h and Thomas Coville are both is hoping for better conditions between Australia and New Zealand. Anthony Marchand is hoping he can keep up the pace along the ZEA, Eric Peron in fifth hoping he can finally break free of an anticyclone which is moving at the same pace...
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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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  • 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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  • Caudrelier First To Cape Of Good Hope

    Caudrelier First To Cape Of Good Hope



    This Friday, January 19, at 2:22:32 p.m., Charles Caudrelier crossed the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope after 12 days, 1 hour, 2 minutes and 22 seconds of racing.

    On this descent of the Atlantic, the Gitana Team sailor covered 8,399 miles at an average speed of 28.85 knots in real life.



    The skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild was a little slower on this segment of the world tour than Francois Gabart, who achieved the time of 11 days
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  • The Next Generation Of Ultime For The Gitana Lineage Is On The Horizon

    The GITANA lineage continues


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    Thursday, 7 december, 2023 - The members of Gitana Team were gathered around Ariane de Rothschild in Paris this Thursday 7 December for a celebration, the presentation of the Henri Kummerman Award by the Acad?mie de Marine, as well as a major announcement regarding the future of the five-arrow racing stable. Heiress to a quite unique family maritime saga, Ariane de Rothschild intends to continue this
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  • Steering Damage To Gitana 17

    Steering Damage To Gitana 17

    Transat Jacques Vabre


    Serious damage to the steering system aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild


    Friday, 10 November, 2023 -

    After 12 days of racing, the leading ULTIMs are attacking the home straight of their epic 7,500-mile course across the Atlantic and are currently sailing downwind towards the northern hemisphere, immediately adjacent to a large exclusion zone along the north coast of Brazil where navigation is not permitted. For the men
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  • The Maxi Ultim Tris Blazing The Trail To Cape Finisterre

    The Maxi Ultim Tris Blazing The Trail To Cape Finisterre

    Transat Jacques Vabre


    In the pack bound for Cape Finisterre



    Monday 30 October, 2023 - At 12:05 UTC yesterday, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and her adversaries were the first to take the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre – Normandie Le Havre. In a SSW’ly wind of around thirty knots and heavy seas, the five duos signed up for the ULTIM class were able to show off the potential of their fantastic giants of the seas, powered up at over 35
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  • Gitana Returns To Port After Generator Failure

    Gitana Returns To Port After Generator Failure

    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild forced to return to Lorient



    Leaving Ouessant this Sunday at the start of the afternoon for a new attempt at the Jules Verne Trophy, the round the world sailing record, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild announces this evening that they will turn around and return to their home port in Lorient to repair damage to an element of its generator (engine). If the latter is naturally not used in the propulsion of the 32-meter giant, it is however
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  • The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries

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    The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries




    For more than 24 hours, the 25 team members of the Finist?re Atlantique Challenge ACTION ENFANCE have been driving their machines at high speed. Evidenced by the average speeds of the Ultims over the last few hours of racing: nearly 34 knots! After a first passage abreast last night requiring numerous maneuvers and changes of sails, the giants of the seas are heading downwind towards Porto.

    After a start in light airs, the 4 Ultims carried out trajectories towards
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  • A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic

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    A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic




    Top start for Finist?re Atlantique -
    CHILDHOOD ACTION Challenge Good weather, beautiful sea, and light airs.


    This Friday the conditions are almost perfect on the magnificent lake of Concarneau for the start at 1 p.m. sharp of Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE. Only a few knots of wind are missing to allow the four Ultims to take off and express all their spectacular potential. But, in the light south-westerly flow which sets the tempo,
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