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Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

The breakdown in varying degrees of four of the five Ultim maxi-trimarans racing in the Route du Rhum has raised questions over the reliability of the high-tech multihulls and called into question the viability of the Brest Oceans Race – a non-stop single handed round the world event planned to

Liz Wardley on fighting ocean microplastic pollution

Liz Wardley 11th Hour Racing

The sheer extent of microplastic pollution in the world’s oceans has been making global headlines. What you may not know is that a lot of the raw data behind the headlines was provided by one extremely busy woman. Google “microplastic pollution” and you’ll be served up a dire litany of deeply-concerning

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out on first night

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out

Sébastien Josse is out of the 2018 Route du Rhum after fewer than 24 hours of racing since the start of the iconic singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe. The French sailor has been forced out of the race after sustaining damage to the port bow of his Ultim maxi-trimaran

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

Daryl Wislang on the Volvo Ocean Race

New Zealand ocean racer Daryl Wislang has an exceptional track record over the last four editions of the Volvo Ocean Race. He followed up his third place in 2008-09 on Telefonica Blue with a second place in 2011-12 on Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand and then back to back

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