The Italian skipper Andrea Mura attend to the next "Route du Rhum - Guadeloupe Destination" in Rhum Class aboard the Open 50 Vento di Sardegna, with whom he had already won the 2010 edition of the race. This Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, he announced his participation in the Vendee Globe on a new generation boat.
After the Rhum 2014, a new IMOCA 60 for Andrea Mura!
Anticipation, excitement, enthusiasm. These are some of the feelings experienced today both by the organization of the Barcelona World Race and the participants of this race around the world non-stop double handed. In exactly 100 days from the start of one of the toughest competitions in the world, a race that is an adventure and a challenge that tests human limits.100 days from start
After completing her refit on Tuesday 16 September and then having her keel stepped on Wednesday, the 60-foot monohull Cheminées Poujoulat with which Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam will take the start of the Barcelona World Race on 31 December 2014, was launched on the morning of Thursday 18 September in Brest.
© RivacomCheminées Poujoulat hits the water!
At 38 years old, this Brittany skipper displays some focused motivation: “Staying motivated and passionate about what we do is not a challenge in itself, but for me that is a key point. The day I no longer feel like going sailing to win races, with all of the pressure and sometimes the hard knocks that can bring, will be the time to stop. But for now all is good, I still have the burning desire!”
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Bernard Stamm, Jérémie Beyou and Vincent Riou have trained this weekend at Port la Forêt.
They landed from their IMOCA to race in DIAM 24, the new boat of the Tour de France à la Voile.
Vincent was the fastest.
Photo Credit: Benoît Stichelbaut
Diam 24 Internet Website
Here we are on the water to support the "back-to-school" of PRB, MACIF and Maître CoQ.
Wishing to all IMOCA's a good 'back-to-school' !!
Photo Credit: MK
Alessandro has now completed two round the world tours and speaks with amazing passion and a lot of emotion about them. « It was an incredible adventure, part of the school of life. It allows you to think outside of the little problems that you encounter whilst on land ; We can dip into those treasures and memories that we gather, that we have lived through, traded or shared. »
© Thierry Martinez / Sea&CoVideo portrait of Alessandro Di Benedetto
Tanguy De Lamotte is 36 years old. Although he has been settled in Lorient for quite some time now, he grew up in Versailles in Paris and his first sailing experiences took place in St Malo with his grandfather. Following that, he joined a sailing school at La Baule. In his early life he started out more in the field of ‘urban sports’ like Judo, and only turned his attention towards sailing when he hit his teens.
Photo Credit: Thierry Martinez
Just 100 days left to the start of the Route du Rhum and 160 to that of the Barcelona World Race.
7 teams IMOCA 60 have registered to enter the Route du Rhum to try and be Roland Jourdain’s successor, brilliant winner of the 2010 edition. François Gabart (MACIF), Marc Guillemot (SAFRAN), Vincent Riou (PRB), Tanguy De Lamotte (Initiatives-Cœur), Jérémie Beyou (Maitre CoQ), Alessandro Di Benedetto (Team Plastique) and Armel Tripon (Imagine) have already confirmed entry. Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) shall joint hem shortly.
The Barcelona World Race starts on 31, December and the competitors are finalising their entries but some strong duos are already in place to race in the double-handed round the world race, such as Bernard Stamm teaming up with Jean Le Cam, the both of them having confirmed their participation in the event.
There are some obvious bridges between Alessandro Di Benedetto and the Mini 6.50 world. How could we forget that he first sailed round the world non-stop and single-handedly aboard one of these small race boats. The franco-italian skipper has now settled in Les Sables d’Olonne, and it’s only logical that the organizers of the Mini Race Les Sables d’Olonne – The Azores – Les Sables d’Olonne have offered Alessandro to be the ambassador of the 2014 edition which started on Sunday, 20 July.
Not only does Alessandro support the race, but he has also decided to sail with the fleet to the Azores. He will sail back from Horta single-handed as a qualification passage for the forthcoming Route du Rhum.
Louis Burton is 29 years old and was born in Ivry Sur Seine in the Paris region. His life as a sailor began during his summer holidays with his brother and parents in the Ile aux Moines, Golfe du Morbihan, where he joined the local sailing school. He progressed to go through a few stages with the Glenans and really got into sailing properly at the age of 18 – he would have done so earlier had his parents not pushed him into finishing his studies !LOUIS BURTON : OCEAN MASTERS PORTRAIT : MASTER OF THE SEAS NO 12
Bernard Stamm has hardly stopped over the past few months, busily putting his new project into place. The determined Swiss sailor won his bet today as he prepares for a new round-the-world race – double-handed this time.
Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam at the start of the Barcelona World Race