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Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

Paul Meilhat sets sights on ocean racing triple crown

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

Persico Marine – never a dull moment

Persico Marine – never a dull moment

There’s a lot happening at Persico Marine right now. The renowned Italian shipyard – which ranks among the world’s leading builders of high end racing yachts and large high performance luxury sailing cruisers – has a wide range of ground-breaking projects on the go. Based in Nembro in northern Italy, Persico

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – worlds merging or colliding?

IMOCA and The Ocean Race – merging or colliding?

After The Ocean Race staged an IMOCA charm offensive in Paris last week, Yacht Racing Life editor Justin Chisholm takes a look at how well the two around-the-world-race superpowers are getting along.  On the face of it the burgeoning relationship between ocean racing’s two major professional around the world race organisers

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