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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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  • Another Dismasting In The IMOCA Fleet

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    Another Dismasting In The IMOCA Fleet

    Breaking: Louis Burton's IMOCA 60' Bureau Valle'e has dismasted in the Route Du Rhumb on Day 4






    The IMOCA fleet had recently crossed a wind shear frontal boundary when the incident occurred




    French skipper Louis Burton (Bureau Valle'e) has dismasted on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while lying in ninth place on the solo race from Saint Malo to Guadeloupe which started on Wednesday at 1415hrs. He reported the...
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  • Armel And The Loud Crack

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    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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  • Sam Goodchild Injured During Start Of Route du Rhum

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    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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  • 2022 Route Du Rhum: The Largest Gathering 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
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  • Scow Bows Favored In The Class 40

    Scow Bows Favored In The Class 40

    The biggest category in the race, Class40 stands out too with many new wide-bowed boats.
    The development of these “scows” confirms that the class is thriving. Out of the 55 forty-foot boats competing, thirty have this feature.



    It was in 2010 that the designer David Raison crossed the Rubicon by adapting the concept of the scow, day boats with rounded bows that sailed on North American lakes at the start of the 20th Century. He came up with the first ocean racing
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  • Scow Bow's Ingenious Design The Favorite Of Class 40

    The biggest category in the race, Class40 stands out too with many new wide-bowed boats. The development of these “scows” confirms that the...
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  • Taming A Beast: Armel's Deciphering Of Maxi Multi Banque du Populaire

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    Taming A Beast: Armel's Deciphering Of Maxi Multi Banque du Populaire

    THE MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI, A GIANT DECIPHERED

    He will be at the helm of a giant. Armel, who hasn't missed any outings at sea with Banque Populaire XI since her launch in April 2021, has racked up the miles to take ownership of the Maxi trimaran. He deciphers its main characteristics, seen from the inside.




    THE FLIGHT

    “One of the strengths of Banque Populaire XI is its ability to take off early and for a long time. The Maxi trimaran
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    started a topic Deciphering A Powerful Giant

    Deciphering A Powerful Giant

    THE MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI, A GIANT DECIPHERED

    He will be at the helm of a giant. Armel, who hasn't missed any outings at sea with Banque
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  • Photoboy
    started a topic Gabart Is Ready To Rhum-ble

    Gabart Is Ready To Rhum-ble

    Route du Rhum. Francois Gabart: "I feel like I belong in offshore racing"
    Published by Philippe Elies on 04 October 2022 at 12h00
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  • Photoboy
    started a topic A Glowing Review Of IMOCA Fleet

    A Glowing Review Of IMOCA Fleet




    The IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum

    The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh...
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  • Photoboy
    started a topic Joy For Joyon

    Joy For Joyon



    Francis Joyon and the new IDEC out for a little training this past weekend, captured by Jean Marie LIOT


    ROUTE DU...
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  • A Record Number Of Single Handed Rum Runners




    With less than 40 days to the start of the 11th edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race, sailors,...
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  • Photoboy
    started a topic Massive Masif Taking Shape

    Massive Masif Taking Shape



    The final assembly of Francois Gabbart's new maxi trimaran is currently under way at CDK Keroman in Lorient France.

    The...
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  • Photoboy
    started a topic The New Safran Emerges

    The New Safran Emerges



    On Thursday, February 5 at 1730hrs (French time) at the CDK boatyard in Lorient, Safran, the new IMOCA 60 skippered by Morgan Lagravière...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 03-05-2015, 12:52 PM.
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