Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Record / Guo Chuan sets sail to challenge solo nonstop trans-Pacific world record

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan set sail to challenge solo non-stop trans-Pacific world record on 18 October, departing from San Francisco for Shanghai. The super trimaran Qingdao China, named after Guo Chuan's hometown Qingdao, a port city of China as the capital of Chinese sailing sport, crossed the start line underneath the famous Golden Gate Bridge at 14:24:11 PDT (22:24:11 GMT) to start the extreme world record attempt.

Crédit : Guo Chuan

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Record / Guo Chuan will set sail tomorrow to challenge transpacific world record

Chinese mariner Guo Chuan will set sail of his trimaran Qingdao China tomorrow, aiming to set a new solo non-stop trans-Pacific sailing world record from San Francisco to Shanghai. Officials from Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in San Francisco visited Guo Chuan today and sent their best wishes.

Crédit : Guo Chuan

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

VOR / Rule change gives sailors chance to provide raw social media updates from the oceans

In the second of 10 announcements over 10 days, Volvo Ocean Race has announced that sailors will be able to send social media updates direct from the oceans for the first time in 2017-18, following a rule change and technical development that opens up a race that has always prevented onboard internet access.

Credit: Matt Knighton / Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing / Volvo Ocean Race

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Volvo Ocean Race / Volvo Ocean Race begins unique refit process in Lisbon

A unique refit process is underway in Lisbon, with the first of the fleet of seven one-design Volvo Ocean 65s going in for a complete overhaul ahead of the next edition of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Crédit : A Infante 

The start of the next race is still over a year away – but at the state-of-the-art Boatyard facility in Lisbon, Portugal's capital, the boatbuilding team is already working against the clock.

Monday, September 26, 2016

ExSS / Alinghi pull off incredible comeback to take Act 6 in Madeira

Swiss team Alinghi came back from a dismasting to win Act 6 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ in extraordinary circumstances on the waters of Portugal’s Madeira Islands.

Crédit : Lloyd Images 

A high-speed collision with Red Bull Sailing Team yesterday resulted in the 16.5-metre mast of Alinghi’s GC32 catamaran falling down. The damage, in the third race of the day, forced the veteran crew to retire from the remaining four races and threatened to keep them off the water for the final day of Act 6.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Transat / Tony Parker, ambassador of the Bridge (ITW)

This important meeting took place last Saturday morning on 17th September in Nantes, between Tony Parker, godfather to THE BRIDGE, and the companies which support this Franco American initiative, which will celebrate 100 years of fraternal exchanges between the two countries.

Crédit : Th Martinez