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Vendée Globe: Standby for the shift

Heading west this afternoon and encountering building southerly winds, Vendée Globe skippers of the faster foiling IMOCAs are preparing themselves for an overnight pounding, set to last five or six hours, when they punch through an active weather front which is forecast to bring them 40 knot gusts and big …

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America’s Cup: Is starting upwind a game changer?

Professional sailor and coach and America’s Cup veteran Cameron Dunn reports for Live Sail Die on how the AC75 isn’t the only be game-changer for the 36th America’s Cup in 2021. Since the 34th America’s Cup in San Francisco and throughout the 35th America’s Cup, held in Bermuda, we were used to …

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Vendée Globe: Old school still good

France’s double Paralympic gold medalist and 2017 winner of the Tour Voile Damien Seguin leads the 33 boat Vendée Globe fleet as the early rankings favor a leading group of older generation IMOCAs as they race south westwards across the Bay of Biscay towards Cape Finisterre. While the fastest latest …

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Technology: The offshore race evolution

As the Vendée Globe gets underway, the fleet of solos IMOCA skippers will be testing groundbreaking gear in the harshest environment, and what survives the hardship may influence the direction of sailing. Among the hot topics is autopilots which are seeking to be better than the real thing… people. Jean …

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Plug and Play with smarttune

Customers of Cyclops Marine continue to make the most of their time on the water with smarttune If there is one thing 2020 has highlighted more than ever, it is how precious our time on the water really is. As competitive sailors we have had less time to get race …

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