Two new VO65 campaigns for the 2021 edition of The Ocean Race around the world have been revealed at a live telecast from the race’s headquarters in Alicante, Spain today.
First up, Portuguese businessman Paulo Mirpuri announced that the Mirpuri Foundation would be backing a VO65 campaign in the next race.
For most sailors competing in The Ocean Race (formerly the Volvo Ocean Race) keeping their mind and bodies intact as they race point-to-point around the world for eight gruelling months is a big enough challenge to deal with.
However for one crew member on each boat – the boat captain –
British sailor Will Harris has had a busy start to 2019.
Since he moved to northern France a couple of months ago to take delivery of his brand-spanking new Bénéteau Figaro 3 Harris has been flat out getting the boat commissioned and branded in its Hive Energy livery – to
French ocean racing skipper Paul Meilhat is clearly not someone who lets things get him down. Neither is the affable 36-year old by any means short on ambition.
Despite his four-year IMOCA 60 sponsorship with French insurance company SMA coming to a close at the end of 2018, the irrepressible Frenchman
An interesting video featuring action from a French training session in the new Figaro 3 foiling one-design monohull ahead of the first event of the 2019 Figaro season – the double-handed Sardinha Cup scheduled to take place from March 26 to April 13.
Good to see all of the crews –
The seven-year relationship between French offshore racing syndicate Gitana Team and their skipper Sébastien Josse has come to an end, the team has announced today.
Gitana Team was founded in 2000 by French banker and businessman Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and since then has competed actively across a wide range of
In 2012 French yachtsman Franck Cammas became the first skipper to win the Volvo Ocean Race at his very first attempt when he led the Groupama sailing team to a comprehensive victory in the round the world yacht race.
Cammas’ winning margin was such that when the Groupama crew arrived first
Yann Guichard and his 11-man crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 are heading for Australia today after abandoning their around the world Jules Verne Trophy record attempt due to major damage to the giant multihull's starboard rudder.
Guichard reported the bad news to the team's shore support at 1900 UTC
They had to take the long way to get there but French skipper Yann Guichard and his crew aboard the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2 have made it past the Cape of Good Hope – the first of the three great southern capes they will pass on their high-speed lap of
On the latest episode of the Yacht Racing Podcast host Justin Chisholm gets an update on what’s been going on behind the scenes at The Ocean Race – the fully crewed around the world race formerly called the Volvo Ocean Race – from Ocean Race executive director Richard Mason; IMOCA 60