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  • Single Handed Across The Atlantic The Hard Way: A Rich History Of The Transat

    On April 28th, 33 IMOCA skippers, 13 Class40 skippers, including some of the brightest and most talented, and 2 in the Vintage category, will set sail from Lorient. Their destination: New York City, navigating through a particularly demanding course in the North Atlantic.







    History of The Transat CIC

    https://www.thetransat.com/en/history


    The Transat CIC - solo ocean racing at its purest. It's a challenge punctuated
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 03-19-2024, 12:34 PM.

  • A Trio Of 1sts In Retour a la Base Race

    A Trio Of 1sts In Retour a la Base Race

    Yoann Richomme crossed the finish line of the first edition of Retour a La Base in first place this Saturday, December 9, at 17:03.




    The Paprec Arkea skipper completed the 3,500-mile theoretical course in 9 days 0 hours 03 minutes 48 seconds, at an average speed of 16.19 knots (on the great circle route). Under his northern option, he actually covered 4,256.68 miles at an average speed of 19.70 knots. Yoann Richomme has achieved a rare feat: winning his first solo
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  • The Relentless March Continues, With Bumps and Bruises

    The Relentless March Continues, With Bumps and Bruises

    DAMAGE FOR THOMAS RUYANT (FOR PEOPLE)



    Thomas Ruyant (FOR PEOPLE) has gone from the emotional high of setting a new 24 hours distance record yesterday to having a series of technical problems which have slowed him down and cost him places on the Retour ? La Base.
    Ruyant’s team report this morning that he has damage to his rudder system and a torn mainsail. A statement from TR Racing says, “In an involuntary gybe that followed (the rudder damage), the mainsail
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  • The Migration North Continues

    The Migration North Continues





    Until tomorrow evening, the head of the fleet will continue its progress to the North. It is only after the anticyclone has bypassed that they will begin to move towards the East and have to deal with depressions. In the meantime, everyone is increasing their intensity and resisting conditions that are not always pleasant. State of play as Jean Le Cam arrived in Martinique this afternoon.





    Everyone has their own rush, everyone has
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  • Retour a la Base: 30 Imoca's Singlehanded Transatlantic

    Retour a la Base: 30 Imoca's Singlehanded Transatlantic

    BETWEEN SQUALLS AND LIGHT TRADE WINDS, A “STICKY” START!
    11/30/2023





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    all images: Anne Beauge / Return to the Base


    They were in a hurry to head home! At precisely 12 p.m. (5 p.m. Paris time), in the bay of Fort-de-France, 30 of the 32 solo sailors engaged in this first edition of the Return to La Base spectacularly gathered on the line, for a contact start which did not fail to raise the excitement
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  • The IMOCA's Blast Out Of Le Havre

    The IMOCA's Blast Out Of Le Havre

    We have lift off……Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre IMOCA fleet off and flying



    After an impressive start from Le Havre OT 0830HRS utc this morning in SW’ly winds of 20-25kts, the IMOCA fleet on the 16th Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre double handed race to Martinique were making great speeds westwards towards the entrance to the English Channel, led by one of the pre-race favourites Jeremie Beyou and Franck Cammas on Charal.



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  • The IMOCA's Are In The Starting Gates

    The IMOCA's Are In The Starting Gates

    November 6, 2023

    40 IMOCAs which have been starving to start are ready to rumble!




    At 9:30 tomorrow morning, the 40 IMOCAs will finally set off from Le Havre and the entire fleet of the four classes of the 16th Transat Jacques Vabre Normandy Le Havre will then point its bows towards Fort de France. With 25 knots of wind forecast, the conditions will be bracing but manageable and should deliver superb images broadcast live between the start line and a
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  • Tradewinds At Last For Mini Transat Sailors!

    Tradewinds At Last For Mini Transat Sailors!

    The trade winds, finally!




    As expected, the trade winds are returning to the Atlantic. The first to reach them in the middle of last night, the supporters of the southern route flirted with an average of twelve knots for a while before slowing down slightly in the morning. However, they remain the fastest in the fleet in this 24th La Boulangere Mini Transat this Wednesday, and should therefore make up a large part of their gap in the coming hours. According to the
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  • The Monohulls Are Next

    The Monohulls Are Next

    SIZZLING COMPETITION IN THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE



    At 0800 UTC on the eighth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, 17 boats are still racing in the Atlantic, with the first finishers in the monohull fleet expected on the 17th and 18th of January. The battle for the overall win under IRC and the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy is beginning to sizzle. There is a clear leader on the water, vying for the IMA Transatlantic Trophy; Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz
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  • Maserati Roars Ahead During Day 3 Of RORC Transatlantic Race

    Maserati Roars Ahead During Day 3 Of RORC Transatlantic Race

    MASERATI MULTI70 SAILS IN THE LEAD AT HIGH SPEEDS
    January 10, 2023


    “Those of the second night after the start were intense hours, with crazy winds and speeds,” reports Giovanni Soldini from aboard, “We touched peaks of 37 knots with waves of two to three metres. We are where we wanted to be, in control of our opponents, the road is long but we are not giving up.”



    At the last update of 16:00 UTC on 10 January, the fleet of three MOD70s had already
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  • A Capsize And Two More Dismastings Mar The Weekend For Rhum Routers

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    A Capsize And Two More Dismastings Mar The Weekend For Rhum Routers

    Guadeloupe Ocean Fifty Class leader Solidaires En Peloton ARSEP has capsized, skipper is safe inside the main hull.



    Leader of the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe in the Ocean Fifty class French skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus has capsized this evening when racing in tough conditions between Portugal and the Azores. The solo skipper is not injured and is sheltering in the central hull of his trimaran. Vauchel-Camus, 43, who had taken the lead in the standings at 2000hrs
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