Francis Joyon has left Vietnam and is heading for China

Act 3 of the IDEC SPORT ASIAN TOUR started early this morning for Francis Joyon and his crew, who left Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City) at 0255hrs UTC and crossed the start line off Port Saigon in light winds and calm seas. The maxi-trimaran is heading to China and the city of Shenzhen, some 870 nautical miles away. This marks the end of this new series of records launched by the winner of the last Route du Rhum.

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Lightering of fuel from Golden Ray completed; EPA moves to ease availability of IMO 2020 compliant fuel

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Lightering of fuel from Golden Ray completed

December 13, 2019 – Another milestone has been reached in the efforts to remove the capsized car carrier Golden Ray, which has remained resting on its side in St. Stephen’s Sound, Ga., since September 8.

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GGR NEWS – Golden Globe Race: heading towards 2022

Les Sables d’Olonne are committed to a second edition
Some twenty competitors already entered
Signing of the agreement at the Paris Nautic with Don McIntyre

 Les Sables d’Olonne Agglomération, Paris, December 11, 2019
The Golden Globe Race delivers this rare alchemy: be an event of international scope and keep a family and fraternal spirit. This duality gives a unique personality to this old-school round-the-world race where the sailors’ human qualities take precedence over technology. After the success of the first edition, returning for a new challenge was almost an evidence.

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Austal USA delivers EPF 11; Seamen’s Church Institute hosts River Bell Awards Luncheon

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Austal USA delivers EPF 11

December 12, 2019 – The ship was the first EPF to perform and successfully complete integrated trials—combining builder’s trials and acceptance trials into one at-sea event.Austal USA delivers EPF 11; Seamen’s Church Institute hosts River Bell Awards Luncheon

Brest Atlantiques has everything it takes to become a classic

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Paris, Tuesday 10th December 2019

Brest Atlantiques has everything it takes to become a classic

Sodebo Ultim 3, the only boat to have abandoned the race after stopping in Cape Town, arrived back in Lorient this morning, bringing the very first Brest Atlantiques race comes to a close. Maxi Edmond de Rothschild took first place, ahead of MACIF in second and Actual Leader in third. Now the race is over, we had the chance to speak with Emmanuel Bachellerie, Director of Brest Ultim Sailing, the organizing authority of Brest Atlantiques.

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What is your sporting assessment of Brest Atlantiques?
The race was very exciting to follow, with a number of technical pitstops that kept the game alive. It was a great sporting event in terms of what these boats are capable of, not to mention the skippers at the helm! With three out of the four boats managing to finish, and just one stopping a little short, we’re pretty satisfied with the end results and feel like the objectives of the race were met.

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Melges 24 European Sailing Series – talking about the 2020 edition

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Melges 24 fleet at the final event of the 2019 Melges 24 European Sailing Series – 2019 Melges 24 World Championship in Villasimius, Sardinia, Italy. Photo © Pierrick Contin / IM24CA
December 10, 2019 – IM24CA – As it always happens at the end of the sailing seasons, the winter period represents the best time to give shape to the events that will become new chapters of the great book of sailing.