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  Date 11 May  
  Description Up to 40 IMOCA 60 and Class 40 racing yachts are expected to gather at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth for the 13th edition of the race that will see the skippers face 2,800 miles of tough racing across the treacherous North Atlantic to Boston (USA).

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Transat Jacques Vabre - Has Groupe Bel left their run too late? By Transat Jacques Vabre and Sail-World.com, 10:08 PM Sun 22 Nov 2009
In the Transat Jacques Vabre with less than 48 hours or so of the race left to run, is time running out for Groupe Bel's chances to steal victory. Safran’s lead is out to 66.1 miles and they are looking safe for the meantime although light winds are forecast for the inshore area off Puerto Limon at arrival time. ...
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Final four cross line in Class40 Artemis Transat By OC Events, 11:19 AM Sat 31 May 2008
Proto Class40, 40 Degrees, Miranda Merron crossed the finish line at 08:19:34 GMT, at 10:21:02GMT, Benoit Parnaudeau and his Proto Class40, Prevoir Vie crossed and just over three hours later, Groupe Partouche, the JPK 40 of Christophe Coatnoan finished. The final boat to finish was Clarke Offshore Racing. ...
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Miranda Merron completes Artemis Transat By Sophy Williams, USA , 12:33 AM Sat 31 May 2008
Hamble-based Miranda Merron crossed the finish line of the Artemis Transat single-handed yacht race from Plymouth to Marblehead, USA, Friday. Just eight months ago, Miranda was struck down by a brain hemorrhage, which momentarily halted her active life of yacht racing, ski touring and mountain climbing. At no point did Miranda give up her dream of continuing her career in professional yachting ...
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Bouchard takes third in Artemis Transat Class 40 By Event media, 1:30 AM Fri 30 May 2008
Thierry Bouchard on Mistral Loisirs - Pole Sante ELIOR completed The Artemis Transat Class40 podium taking third place behind Boris Herrmann and Beluga Racer at 10:42:57 GMT this Thursday morning. The 49 year-old Frenchman from Sanary-Sur-Mer completed the race in 17 days, 21 hours, 42 minutes and 57 seconds ...
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Class40 leader Telecom Italia finds new breeze By OC Events, 10:16 AM Wed 28 May 2008
Soldini's torture in the high-pressure ridge off the coast of North America came to an end late on Monday night and as the 12 hour position blackout lifted, Telecom Italia had hooked into the new south-westerly breeze and was charging westwards with the finish in sight. ...
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Dee Caffari finishes Artemis Transat race By Caroline Ayling, Boston, USA , 5:51 AM Wed 28 May 2008
At 15:05:34 (GMT), former PE teacher Dee Caffari crossed the finish line of the Artemis Transat race in Boston, USA. Caffari spent 16 days, 2 hours and 5 minutes competing in the world’s oldest solo yacht race. The completion of the Artemis Transat means that Caffari has technically qualified for the Vendée Globe ...
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Sam Davies first Brit in Artemis Transat By media, USA , 9:23 PM Tue 27 May 2008
Samantha Davies has become the first Briton to finish The Artemis Transat 2008 solo race in Boston, USA. Samantha sailed her 60-foot monohull Roxy across the finish line at 23:00:51 GMT Monday in a time 15 days, 10 hours, 00 minutes and 51 seconds. For the last 24 hours, Sam battled a biting and gusty 25 to 35 knot headwind, but crossed the line with a huge smile ...
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Sam Davies completes The Artemis Transat By Justine Ozoux, Boston , 9:20 PM Tue 27 May 2008
Sam Davies, sponsored by Roxy, during the night crossed the finish line of The Artemis Transat just off Boston, USA. She completed the single handed race aboard 60 foot racing yacht Roxy in 15 days and 10 hours. In finishing The Artemis Transat, Sam Davies has just completed her 15th transatlantic race and the sixth onboard her pink boat since being appointed skipper at the end of 2006. ...
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Safran finishes, fleet closing on Class40 leader By OC Events, 7:50 AM Tue 27 May 2008
This morning at 10:18:47 GMT Marc Guillemot on Safran crossed the finish line of The Artemis Transat in a time of 14 days, 21 hours, 18 minutes, 47 seconds. Samantha Davies represents Britain's first finisher in the race and is expected to arrive at midnight tonight. The competition within the ten boats still racing in Class40 fleet is becoming increasingly tight with the finish line approaching. ...
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Samantha Davies heading for finish Monday night By Event media, 2:21 AM Tue 27 May 2008
Marc Guillemot on Safran crossed the finish line in Boston at 10:18:47 GMT, securing fourth place in The Artemis Transat 2008. This now leaves six IMOCA 60s, out of the 13 starters, to finish and leading this second pack is Samantha Davies on board Roxy. Davies represents Britain’s first finisher in the race and is expected to arrive at midnight Monday ...
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A tricky time ahead for Class40 fleet By OC Events, 12:53 PM Mon 26 May 2008
The Artemis Transat race leader, Giovanni Soldini, sailed Telecom Italia into an area of light breeze and was suffering in the north after a massive breakaway following his crossing of the ice gate. ...
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Elies third across Artemis Transat finish line By OC Events, 5:58 PM Sun 25 May 2008
Yann Elies was radiant when Generali came to a stop alongside the Boston Harbor Hotel pontoon. Happy, but also relieved, the Breton skipper could finally let his joy out, after having lived the last 36 hours at sea under a Damocles sword. Would the mast hold until the end? ...
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