La Solitaire du Figaro 2010: promising line up of 73 pre-entries

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With 73 pre-entries and the participation of veritable mainstays of offshore racing, La Solitaire du Figaro 2010 has one of the most impressive line-ups of the past forty editions of the race. Le Havre will host the start of La Solitaire for the first time on July 27th The skippers will set sail from Le Havre, host start port for the first time, on July 27th on a 1,717 nautical miles mix of inshore and offshore racing over a four stage race.

Info La Solitaire du Figaro

“I CLINIC J80 LA CORUÑA”

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El Real Club Náutico de La Coruña, como una de las acciones de promoción del próximo campeonato de España de la clase J80 a celebrar los días 8 al 11 de julio, organizó este entrenamiento para la flota local.

Info R.C.N.C

Tropical fragrances…

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Just 120 miles off the Brazilian coast, Groupama 3 is continuing to drop down to the SSW to hunt down a low off Rio de Janeiro. Meantime their 530 mile lead over Orange 2 is being maintained… 

Info Groupama Team 

Portrait of Pierre Bourcier, the autopilot whisperer

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While around one hundred engineers from the Group are involved in the Safran project, external consultants are also used, when there are specific problems, such as perfecting the autopilots. Pierre Bourcier, a marine electronics engineer has been very busy on this project.

Info Team Safran

CONFEDERATE P120 FIGHTER COMBAT

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 Las motos Confederate imprimen fuertes sensaciones a sus propietarios: libertad, simplicidad y sentir el viento en las mejillas. Toda una filosofía que ha puesto en marcha su propietario, Matt Chambers en 1991.

A31 a medida / Optimizado para “solitarios” o “a dos”

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La temporada está a punto de iniciar y muchos proyectos no han tenido descanso. De hecho, el astillero Archambault mantiene una frenética actividad tanto en la construcción habitual de su gama de modelos, como en el desarrollo de los distintos moldes del M34. También hay novedades para el modelo A31, del que la semana pasada se entregó la unidad nº 28. Pero en este caso, con respecto a la construcción de la primera unidad específicamente desarrollada para la navegación en solitario o dobles.

Info Archambault

Groupe Bel and Kito de Pavant – Course set for the Vendée Globe 2012/2013!

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48,000 miles travelled, 14 countries visited, 7,000 thumbprints collected from all over the world; this adventure is extraordinary and will continue to surprise you! Kito de Pavant, offshore racer with a streak of an adventurer, and Groupe Bel, with its inimitable Vache qui rit® (Laughing Cow®), have been united since 2005. This duo was born of a sound human-scale competitive project.  The year 2010 begins with new ambitions and with still the same enthusiasm. Bel Group, represented by its Chief Executive Office, Antoine Fiévet, has announced the renewal of its sponsoring program. The Group’s signature, “Sharing smiles”, will therefore travel the oceans until 2013 and take part in the next Vendée Globe. The saga continues and you will soon find Kito at the helm of his 60′ monohull Groupe Bel, as well as on board her new “little sister” on the Figaro circuit.

Info Groupe Bel / Kito de Pavant