“…I was completely seduced by compétition. ».“ ML | portrait for the IMOCA Ocean Masters
MASTERS OF THE SEAS #4 – ARTICLE: Morgan LAGRAVIERE
Discover the portrait of Marc Guillemot, French skipper of Safran. He participated in the World Championship Ocean Masters.MASTERS OF THE SEAS #3 – PORTRAIT: Marc GUILLEMOT
Jean-Pierre Dick is the fifth skipper to announce the launch of his IMOCA project.
After Alex Thomson and Hugo Boss, Armel Le Cleac'h with Banque Populaire, Morgan Lagravière with Safran and Sébastien Josse with Gitana it is the turn of Jean-Pierre Dick to present its project and its partners Virbac and ST MICHEL.Communiqué de presse du 1er Avril 2014
He completed the last two editions of the Vendée Globe (7th in 2008-2009, 8th in 2012-2013) and cannot imagine not being there again for the next. Arnaud Boissières, now aged 41, is therefore busy looking for sponsors, with all the enthusiasm and determination that we usually associate with a youngster, who is new to the event.
Photo credits: © Jean-Marie Liot / DPPIVendée Globe
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 team are the fourth entry to sign up for the two-crew, round the world regatta. Guillermo Altadill returns to the Barcelona World Race line-up and José Muñoz becomes the first South American sailor to take part in an IMOCA round the world event.Barcelona World Race
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.