Author Archives: Jane Hyde

Thomson first IMOCA across the line but jury decision remains

Alex Thomson has today crossed the finish line of the four-yearly solo Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic sailing race, as the first in the IMOCA Class. However, following an incident last night in which Thomson ran aground in his all-black Hugo Boss boat on the north end of Grande Terre, the focus is on the race jury who will have ...

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Damage to Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss in closing stages of Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

Following initial reports that Alex Thomson’s Hugo Boss had grounded on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe while leading the IMOCA class, Race Direction has contacted the British skipper to check his status. They have ascertained that while sailing on port tack at the north end of Grande Terre island, Hugo Boss ran aground on ...

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Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class and is third overall

Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. The 43-year-old solo ocean racing veteran from Nantes crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre on his brown and white trimaran, Réauté Chocolat, at ...

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Neil Pryde Elite Firewire 1mm wetsuit

The Elite Firewire 1mm is an all round summer wetsuit longjohn and top. They are both manufactured from Ultrastretch 1mm neoprene using the Firewire thermal heat shield system to maintain core body temperature. At the same time the wicking Fastdry fleece liner keeps you dry and comfortable. www.neilprydesailing.com

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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede facing fresh storm

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede may have to earn his passage around Cape Horn. The embattled French leader nursing a damaged mast on his Rustler 36 Matmut after the yacht was pitchpoled in a storm a week ago, has the prospect of having another Southern Ocean buster roll over him this weekend followed by two more when rounding the infamous Cape. ...

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Arkema Capsize on the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

French skipper Lalou Roucayrol has capsized on his Multi50 Arkema at around 0630hrs UTC/0730 CET this morning while racing in fourth place in the Route du Rhum-Destination Gaudeloupe approximately 1000 miles east of Guadeloupe. Roucayrol is safe and well inside his boat. He made immediate contact with his shore support team to tell them of his capsize in very sudden ...

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Armel Tripon wins Multi50 class and is third overall

Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe. The 43-year-old solo ocean racing veteran from Nantes crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre on his brown and white trimaran, Réauté Chocolat and ...

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National Historic Ships UK 2018 Award Winners announced

The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2018 Photography Competition and Marsh Volunteer and Flagship Awards were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Corporation of Trinity House, London. National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or ...

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EMSWORTH SAILING CLUB SETS SAIL FOR CENTENARY

Emsworth Sailing Club has launched its centenary celebrations and commemorations with a reception in the clubhouse. More than 150 people attended the drinks reception and cake cutting, along with eight former Commodores of the club.  A special commemorative cake was cut by the longest serving club member, and the junior captains. This marks the first of a series of activities ...

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RYA Youth National Championships

Entries are now open for the new-look RYA Youth National Championships, which will see kiteboarding and para sailing join the action for the first time. The 2019 regatta will take place from 12 – 19 April at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, home of Olympic sailing in the UK. Hundreds of Britain’s most talented young sailors are expected to ...

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