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(Actualité) – Some Surprises On The Three Course Menu At The 10th Défi Azimuth But Beyou Wins Offshore

Attracting more than half of the Imoca fleet that is registered for the Vendée Globe, the Lorient based 10th edition of the Défi Azimut delivered a number of surprises, even if the winner of the main, 500 miles offshore race proved to be the same as the recent Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne, Jérémie Beyou (Charal).

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(Actualité) – Azimut Challenge: final exercise with two months to go to the start of the Vendée Globe

19 of the 33 skippers taking part in the Vendée Globe have been getting together in Lorient from today to compete in the Azimut Challenge, a promotional and sporting event offering the future round the world competitors one final opportunity to compete in races,  sailing solo and with a crew, before the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on 8th November.

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(Actualité) – Meeting Alex Thomson

Starting the Vendée Globe for his fifth time and as a solo sailor who really has built a global following, he needs no introduction. He grew up in Wales initially where he developed his love of sailing fast as a windsurfer. When he took a team to victory on the 1999 Clipper Race at 25 he became the youngest skipper to win a round the world race.  Now one of his preferences – away from his IMOCA - under sail is kite-foiling. He has been successively third and then second on the Vendée Globe, will this be the one for Alex Thomson?
 

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(Actualité) – 33 solo sailors will be at the start of the Vendée Globe as entry record is broken

A new record sized fleet will compete in the 2020 edition of the Vendée Globe as 33 competitors are now registered to be on the start line off Les Sables d’Olonne on November 8. The strong entry underlines the growing interest in the solo, non-stop round the world race.

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(Actualité) – Meeting Kevin Escoffier

The time is right for Kevin Escoffier. A member of the famous Saint Malo sailing dynasty Escoffier has won the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng, the Trophée Jules Verne with Banque Populaire among his many sailing honours. But he is also an in demand composites engineer who ran the Banque Populaire Sailing Team’s design office and so contributed heavily to the success of Armel Le Cléac’h on the last race. He says his choice to try solo racing is about not living with a regret he never tried when he is older.

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