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Vendée Globe - Intense preparation for Safran Sailing Team By Soazig Guého, , 11:35 PM Tue 10 Apr 2012
Vendée Globe 2012-2013, an around the world race for single handed sailors, starts in seven months from Les Sables d’Olonne. Marc Guillemot has just revealed a particularly intense preparation schedule for the period between now and July, alternating crewed races and long periods of solo sailing. ...[more]


Europa Race - Safran prepares for Vendée Globe By Soazig Guého, , 9:58 PM Fri 23 Mar 2012
Europa Race gets underway from Instanbul on 5th May 2012 and includes three legs: Istanbul-Barcelona (1500 miles) then Barcelona-Lisbon (900 miles) with a crew and then to finish there will be the solo leg from Lisbon-La Rochelle. After a three month long winter refit and a month of training, the Safran monohull skippered by Marc Guillemot will be back out there on the starting line. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Safran back in the water By Soazig Guého, , 4:42 AM Sat 17 Mar 2012
Vendée Globe 2012-2013 entry Safran was relaunched on Friday 16th March after a three month refit. This is an important stage, which is both technical and symbolic: Today the big Safran monohull was put back in the water and her mast was stepped in La Trinité-sur-Mer. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Safran Sailing Team prepare food supplies By Soazig Guého, , 10:04 PM Sat 10 Mar 2012
Vendée Globe 2012 consists of eighty days of sailing around the world, or in other words about twelve weeks where the skipper has to be completely independent. The food taken aboard is a vital element for the sailor taking part in a race. So planning and preparing the meals is equally important. We met up with Patricia Brault, who is in charge of logistics and supplies in the Safran Sailing Team. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Samantha Davies announces intention to compete By Nicky Moore, 8:39 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 - British yachtswoman Samantha Davies was at the Nautic de Paris Boat Show today, where she officially announced her intention to compete in the 2012/13 Vendée Globe. Her lead sponsor for the race will be Brittany-based firm Savéol, France's biggest tomato producer. ...[more]


Vendée Globe skippers to compete in Transat Jacques Vabre By Vendée Globe, 6:49 PM Mon 24 Oct 2011
Vendée Globe - Out of the thirteen monohulls that will be setting sail in the Transat Jacques Vabre on 30th October from Le Havre, 11 will be sailed by skippers that will be lining up for the start of the 2012 Vendée Globe. With a year to go to the start of the non-stop solo round the world race, this transatlantic race resembles a rehearsal for the skilled sailors ...[more]


Vendée Globe announces Italian Team Plastique as new entry By Vendée Globe, 7:05 PM Sat 22 Oct 2011
Vendée Globe - The Franco-Italian skipper Alessandro Di Benedetto announced recently that he will be lining up at the start of the next Vendée Globe. At 0915 hrs on Wednesday 19th October, he launched his monohull bearing the name Team Plastique in the harbour in Les Sables d'Olonne, a boat that is in fact none other than Arnaud Boissières’s former Akena. ...[more]


Vendée Globe - Mike Golding's monohull relaunched By Vendée Globe, 10:14 PM Tue 20 Sep 2011
The monohull Gamesa came out of the Green Marine boat yard in Hythe, Great Britain, last Tuesday and will be christened by Princess Anne at the Southampton Boat Show, on 20th September. For Mike Golding, this is the first step on the way to his ultimate goal of becoming the first British sailor to win the Vendée Globe. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Golding announces partnership with Gamesa By Mike Golding, 9:51 PM Wed 29 Jun 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 - Mike Gold announces his intentions to compete in the non-stop solo around the world race with the support of new partner and sponsor Gamesa. ...[more]


Vendee Globe is Gabart's next challenge By Vendée Globe, , 6:40 AM Mon 20 Jun 2011
Vendée Globe 2012 has drawn significant attention from the rising star in the Figaro Bénéteau circuit who has never attempted to conceal the fact that among his dream events, the Vendée Globe is at the top of the list. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012 - Cheminées Poujoulat passes righting test By Vendée Globe, 5:16 PM Mon 16 May 2011
Bernard Stamm’s brand new 60-foot boat was lowered into the water on Thursday in La Ciotat in Southern France. On Friday morning, the monohull successfully passed the 180° test, before her mast was stepped. The Swiss skipper will now be able to begin his busy schedule leading up to the 2012 Vendée Globe, which remains his main goal. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012 - Armel Le Cléac’h signs on for Banque Populaire By Vendée Globe, 9:02 AM Wed 13 Apr 2011
The French bank Banque Populaire has just announced that it will be taking part in the Vendée Globe 2012 and that it has chosen Armel Le Cléac'h as skipper. ...[more]


Vendée Globe sailor Conrad Humphreys makes a return to solo sailing By Teresa Page, , 8:16 AM Wed 16 Feb 2011
Vendée Globe sailor, Conrad Humphreys launches a new sailing campaign that will commence with La Solitaire du Figaro. The programme will kick off in 4 weeks time with the first qualification event, La Solo Les Sables Massif Marine, which will start in Port Olona, the home of the Vendée Globe. ...[more]


Vendee Globe 2012-2013: Virbac Paprec 3 first entry By Vendée Globe, , 9:50 AM Sun 13 Feb 2011
Vendée Globe - Jean-Pierre Dick has become the very first person to sign up for the 2012-2013 Vendée Globe. Aboard his Virbac-Paprec 3, he will be aiming for the Holy Grail of sailing. The announcement was made today, Friday 11th February off Tasmania, as he led the way in the Barcelona World Race, as part of a double-handed crew with Loïck Peyron. ...[more]


Vendée Globe 2012 - Marc Guillemot and the Safran Group to line up By Soazig Guého, 5:51 AM Fri 17 Dec 2010
Vendée Globe 2012 is what the Safran Group, which has been alongside Marc Guillemot since 2005, decided to give some time to the skipper to think about whether he wanted to take part in or not. He has now given his answer. On the 11th November 2012, the skipper from la Trinité will indeed be there on the starting line of the legendary round the world race aboard his 60-foot monohull Safran. ...[more]


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