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‘I’d Go Faster if I Had a Keel’ – Dramatic Dash to the Finish in the Vendée Globe

François Gabart sailing MCIF in the Vendée Globe is less than 700 miles from the finish line, 76 days after setting out in the singled-handed around-the-world race. Armel Le Cléac´h sailing Banque Populaire is roughly one hundred miles behind Gabart.  The third place contender, Jean-Pierre Dick … Continue reading

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Trimaran Banque Populaire Attempts to Win Jules Verne Trophy

At just before 0800 GMT this morning,  Pascal Bidegorry and the crew of the 40 meter trimaran Banque Populaire set off from Brest in an attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy.   The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the … Continue reading

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