Les bateaux du Vendée Globe 2012

Nicolas Troussel is looking forward to starting the reliability phase, getting up to speed and familiar with his new boat. Here are the first impressions since the launch. She is singular, her colors are beautiful and harmonious. Nicolas was involved in all phases of the project, from hull construction to sail design, to create a boat that resembles him. That is why, right from the start, the team has incorporated a strong time constraint into the project with the aim of strengthening its ability to adapt and its agility. This first set of sails will enable us to tackle the following stages with serenity. Even though the boat was still under construction, we used our experience and the tools put in place by the designers.


Please refresh the page and retry. A lex Thomson looks like a kid who has just wandered into a sweet shop and been told he can have all the gobstoppers he wants. I mean, who gets to spend that kind of money on a toy? He is getting closer each time. Having been forced to abandon his first two attempts in and due to boat damage, Thomson finished third in and then second last time out in , when he would have won but for a broken foil which handicapped him for most of the race.

The year-old has high hopes that the next edition will be the one that sees him break his duck and become the first Briton to win the non-stop, solo round-the-world race known as the Everest of sailing.

The boat has proved to be particularly fast – and manageable – when pressed We have always built our foils with Dom Pedron of Isotop and to date they have Hugo Boss did at least prove to be the fastest Imoca 60 in the Vendée Globe.

Updated: May The previous record was set by the late Guo Chuan, currently standing at days. Can you tell us more about your journey to date? My first adventure in a boat was on a small Corsair and then a 35ft cruiser. From sailing with my family I went on to compete in the Optimist and , even representing the Belgian national team! I did this until the age of 15 when I took a break from the water due to family and financial reasons. And your pathway to professional sailing?

Summary of Mike Golding and Ecover’s Vendee

Golden Globe Race: heading towards Pat Lawless is off on a qualifying sail for the GGR two years ahead of schedule…looking good, he is on his way home now…sail safe Pat and enjoy…You can follow him on his tracker here. Our only Cape Dory 36 in the fleet hit the road again! Italy has a fine skipper and boat representing them in GGR!! When you get to know her you see serious experience and a person at one with the oceans of the world.

Vendée Globe: the Gitana Team spirit 3 days before the start #1 leading the way in the Vendée Globe are continuing to race at speed across the Indian Ocean. In order to mark this anniversary date and in homage to an.

After more than 70 days, the Vendee Globe is set for an epic finish, with the youngest skipper to win the Clipper Race, Alex Thomson, closing in on the lead as the race enters into the final 24 hours. The move overnight is another chapter in the heroic comeback story which has seen Alex make up nearly nautical miles on the Frenchman since December. If he can re-take the lead, he will become just the second Briton to win a solo, non-stop around the world yacht race.

When you think about it, he is going four times faster than I did 48 years ago. It proved to be an inspired choice. Alex guided his team Ariel to victory, and remains to this day the youngest Clipper Race skipper to achieve this feat. The record of six consecutive race wins set by Alex and his crew is also still yet to be equalled or beaten. He broke two race records on the way to the Cape of Good Hope, before trouble struck on November The starboard hydrofoil on his Hugo Boss yacht was ripped off by an unidentified submerged object, making him much slower on port tack.

But when trailing by nearly 1, nautical miles at Christmas, Alex made his move after rounding Cape Horn. The average speed of One last crucial manoeuvre now separates the two rivals from victory — choosing the right time to tack. Now almost through his fourth attempt, Alex is on track to better his previous best result in the Vendee Globe – third in the edition of the race.

Alex Thomson hoping experience and bold design of his £5.5m superboat pays off in Vendee Globe

As the only British crew member on-board, Brian Thompson, today clocked up two major records as the maxi trimaran, Banque Populaire V, crossed the Jules Verne Trophy finish line near Brest, France this evening. Thompson is part of the crew that has just smashed the world speed record for a lap of the planet on- board a yacht and has simultaneously become the first Briton to circumnavigate the globe non-stop for a fourth time. The Banque Populaire V crew sailed non-stop around the world in an incredible 45 days 42 minutes 13 hours 53 seconds.

Having spent over six weeks at sea, the crew were thrilled to see a flotilla of boats and crowds on the dock ready to welcome them home and are looking forward to celebrating their success with friends and family. And that is because of the quality of the boat, of the preparation and most of all to the incredible crew on board. Commenting on his next goal he said:.

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The first race was run in —90, and was won by Titouan Lamazou ; Jeantot himself took part, and placed fourth. The race is open to monohull yachts conforming to the Open 60 class criteria. Prior to , the race was also open to Open 50 boats. The Open classes are unrestricted in certain aspects, but a box rule governs parameters such as overall length, draught, appendages and stability, as well as numerous other safety features. Additional waypoints may be set in the sailing instructions for a particular race, in order to ensure safety relative to ice conditions, weather, etc.

The competitors may stop at anchor, but may not draw alongside a quay or another vessel; they may receive no outside assistance, including customised weather or routing information. The only exception is that a competitor who has an early problem may return to the start for repairs and then restart the race, as long the restart is within 10 days of the official start. The race presents significant challenges; most notably the severe wind and wave conditions in the Southern Ocean , the long unassisted duration of the race, and the fact that the course takes competitors far from the reach of any normal emergency response.

A significant proportion of the entrants usually retire, and in the —97 race Canadian Gerry Roufs was lost at sea. To mitigate the risks, competitors are required to undergo medical and survival courses. Plant lost the race, but to the admiring French, he emerged a real hero after repairing the rigging and finishing the course as an unofficial competitor in days, a new American single-handed circumnavigation record. The second race attracted a great deal of media coverage.

The race set off into extremely bad weather in the Bay of Biscay , and several racers returned to the start to make repairs before setting off again the only stopover allowed by the rules. Heavy weather took a serious toll on the sailors in the far Southern Ocean.

Quentin Lucet: “On Hugo Boss, we focused on hydrodynamic drag”

Thomson, a race favorite, has spent the last 22 days completing the repair of a 5-byfoot hole in his foot carbon racing sailboat, Hugo Boss, which was run through by a fishing boat while being delivered for the race. And this time, Thomson, 34, is determined to keep his slick black boat on course to victory. The race started against a calm southwesterly breeze in the Bay of Biscay that was expected to rise to a full gale by Monday afternoon.

The sailors are racing the newest Open 60 boats, designed to a measurement rule that allows for innovation but keeps the boats evenly matched.

Former Clipper Race Skipper Chasing Vendee Globe Glory. The average speed of knots, or mph, enabled Alex to beat the record Dame Ellen MacArthur is to date the most successful British sailor in the event’s.

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Pour Stewart Hosford, il faut que le Vendée Globe ait lieu à la date Vincent Lauriot-Prévost: They were simple: the Vendée Globe and nothing else! foils, as we are relying on their power to sail the boat in the points of sail usually found in the Vendée Globe. So the boat gets up from what speed?

In , he sailed around the world non-stop, solo and without any assistance on a 6. That was a world first as the yacht was the smallest to have sailed around the world non-stop via the three capes and without assistance. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

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