After being refloated end of January in Aber Wrac'h then repatriated in mid-February to Brest, his home base, Cheminées Poujoulat's wreck began to be appraised. For now, one thing is certain: it is indeed a problem of corrosion. Remains to understand how and why.
Photo credits: © Jacques CaraesPress release of 6 march 2014
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Please find in front cover the famous Mast Walk by Alex Thomson
The British yachtsman Alex Thomson performs an amazingly daring feat on board his high-speed yacht, HUGO BOSS: He climbs up the 30-metre high mast of the moving vessel and dives into the ocean from the very top. Find the video's link attached.IMOCA Ocean Masters's website
The Discovery Route record has been literally smashed in less than one week by IMOCA Skipper Armel Le Cleac'h and his Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII - the reference and previous 'solo' record time recorded between Cadiz (Spain) and San Salvador (Bahamas) was improved by more than one and a half days : 6 days 23 hours 42 minutes and 18 seconds! Armel Le Cléac’h gains his 3rd record after the Mediterranean record and also achieved the 24 hour record for most distance covered (682 miles). Congratulations Armel!
Photo credits: Vincent Curutchet/BPCE
The third IMOCA's conference organized on the Barcelona World Race / OSM stand at the Boat Show was held today in the presence of skippers like Jean Le Cam (France, winner of the last Transat Jacques Vabre), Bernard Stamm (Switzerland IMOCA WorldChampion 2003 & 2007) and Peter Bayer (OSM CEO / Open Sports Management). Presentation of the IMOCA OCEAN WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP and the new world championship class.