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Show news RORC Cowes Dinard St Malo Race 2022 preview
The race pre-dates the Royal Ocean Racing Club by almost 20 years
Posted on 5 Jul
Express victory for Milai in Leg 1 of The Globe40
The Japanese crew of Masa Suzuki and Koji Nakagawa cover 1884 miles in 7 days
Posted on 3 Jul
GryphonSolo2: Threading the needle
Coming to you live from the Canary Islands
Posted on 30 Jun
Globe40 Race: Rudder-munching Killer Whales
A mob of orca killer whales decided to play a game of 'snap the rudder'
Posted on 27 Jun
GryphonSolo2: Globe40 Leg 1 start
The race course requires the fleet to leave the island of Madeira to port
Posted on 27 Jun
Le Départ Dramatique de Tangier in The Globe40
Moroccan team of Omar Boussikouk and Simon Bensenddik lead the fleet away
Posted on 26 Jun
Extreme heat at the Class40 Worlds
A scorcher, both literally and figuratively
Posted on 22 Jun
Tangier, the land of welcome
Prior to the official Globe40 start
Posted on 21 Jun
GryphonSolo2: Prologue Race withdrawal
After a long look at the windless weather forecast
Posted on 15 Jun
GryphonSolo2: Bean bags, fishing vessels, becalmed
Day 3 of the Prologue Race from Lorient, France to Tangier, Morocco
Posted on 14 Jun
GryphonSolo2: Globe 40 Prologue Race begins
Under way again after an intensive week of work on the boat
Posted on 14 Jun
D-day for the 2020 Class40 World Championship
The Class40 2022 World Champion title is up for grabs
Posted on 13 Jun
Globe40: A prologue steeped in history
A 7-mile coastal course off Lorient harbour
Posted on 11 Jun
Surfrider Foundation Europe joins Route du Rhum
The 2022 edition will muster the biggest fleet ever with 138 participants
Posted on 10 Jun
GryphonSolo2: Approaching France
It's Friday night and the sun is not setting here until 10:15 PM
Posted on 4 Jun
Globe 40 Race - Update from GryphonSolo2
New passenger is eating well but making a mess
Posted on 2 Jun
GryphonSolo2: 770 miles out
Blocked by a wall of very strong Easterly winds
Posted on 31 May
Solbian sponsor Japanese sailor Masa Suzuki
Setting sail aboard the Class40 Milai for the Globe 40
Posted on 31 May
GryphonSolo2: Change of mood
We are now less than 1,000 miles from Lorient.
Posted on 29 May
GryphonSolo2: Mid-Atlantic reality check
It is like riding a tilted, angry, bucking bronco
Posted on 26 May
A bit of the 'Southern Ocean in the North Atlantic
GryphonSolo2 coming to you live from the mid-Atlantic
Posted on 24 May
Normandy Channel Race every inch a classic
An historic 30 boats, an unprecedentedly high calibre line-up
Posted on 22 May
GryphonSolo2 update from the North Atlantic
We are in the "no mistake zone"
Posted on 22 May
GryphonSolo2 - Departing for the Prologue Race
A 3,000 mile trip across the North Atlantic in May just to get to the starting line
Posted on 20 May
Crédit Mutuel wins Normandy Channel Race
Ian Lipinski and Ambrogio Beccaria arrive first after 4 days 15 hours of racing
Posted on 20 May
CIC Normandy Channel Race day 5
Place your bets!
Posted on 19 May
CIC Normandy Channel Race day 4
Leaders round the Grande Basse de Portsall course mark
Posted on 18 May
CIC Normandy Channel Race day 3
Let the tactical games commence
Posted on 17 May
CIC Normandy Channel Race 2022 Day 2
Land's End in their line of sight
Posted on 16 May
13th CIC Normandy Channel Race underway
An electric atmosphere!
Posted on 15 May
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Marc Lepesqueux's Sensation Class40 Extreme
© RORC / Tim Wright / www.Photoaction.com
Masa Suzuki and Koji Nakagawa on Milai win Leg 1 of the The Globe40 Race
© Globe40
Hugo Ramon catching some sleep in rough seas on a Class40
© Global Solo Challenge
Japanese team Milai
© Jean-Marie Liot / Globe40
The Globe40 Race yacht Milai is attacked Orcas
© Milai
The Globe40 Race fleet in waves off Tangier, Morocco
© Jean-Marie Liot / Globe40
The Globe40 Race yacht Milai is attacked Orcas
© Milai
Start of Leg 1 of the Globe 40 from Tangier, Morocco to Sao Vicente, Cape Verde Islands.
© Joe Harris
The Globe40 Race fleet departs Tangier, Morocco
© Jean-Marie Liot
Moroccan team upwind in the Globe40 Race
© Jean-Marie Liot
The bowsprit of The Globe en Solidaire snaps during a collision during the Globe40 Race start
© James Devoy
The Globe40 Race fleet departs Tangier, Morocco
© Jean-Marie Liot
Moroccan team in the Globe40 Race
© Jean-Marie Liot
The German Class 40 breaks the MidsummerSail record
© Axel Schmidt  / www.axelschmidt.net
The German Class 40 breaks the MidsummerSail record
© Axel Schmidt  / www.axelschmidt.net
The German Class 40 breaks the MidsummerSail record
© Axel Schmidt  / www.axelschmidt.net
2022 Class40 World Championship start
© P. Garenne / GPO
Crosscall, World Class40 2022 Champion
© P. Garenne / GPO
Palanad 3's Antoine Magre was on board the race's overall winner Pata Negra in the last event in 2018
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Two-Handed entry Groupe Berkem will be sailed by Laurent Camprubi and Edgard Vincens
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
Ari Känsäkoski has entered his Finnish Class40 Fuji once again after competing in the race in 2018
© RORC
Receiving the RORC Transatlantic race Trophy from RORC Commodore, James Neville
© Paul Wyeth / pwpictures.com
Xavier Macaire is set for the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race with his new Verdier designed Groupe SNEF
© Jean-Baptiste d’Enquin
One of the class favourites for the RORC's Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race - Palanad 3, skippered by Antoine Magre (FRA) with an international crew including Spain's Pablo Santurde and two Irishmen, James Crampton and James Murphy
© Carlo Borlenghi / Rolex
The 2014 Sam Manuard designed Tquila is expected to be racing with a team led by James McHugh and the British multiple world record Brian Thompson
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
Brian Thompson
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
Greg Leonard's Sam Manuard designed Kite built in 2015 for Maxime Sorel, winning the 2017 Rolex Fastnet Race and Transat Jacques Vabre
© Rick Tomlinson / www.rick-tomlinson.com
The Verdier designed Groupe SNEF
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
The highly experienced offshore sailor Laurent Camprubi is new to Class40 racing
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
Andrea Fornaro's new VPLP designed Influence
© Jean-Marie Liot / CIC Normandy Channel Race
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