Archive for the ‘Sailing’ Category

Sydney Hobart 2015

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Retour en images sur la 71e édition de Sydney Hobart, gagnée en temps réel par le maxi Comanche (plan VPLP Verdier) et en temps compensé par le TP 52 Balance devant le français Courrier du Léon.

Superbe résumé d’une course particulièrement éprouvante, débutée dans le gros temps et terminée dans la pétole.

L’Hermione à la pointe du raz

Monday, January 18th, 2016

Photographie de Ronan Follic

Ça foil en Bretagne !

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

ça foil en Bretagne ! from BDI on Vimeo.

Foiling Imocas

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

New foiling IMOCAs will be the boats to watch during the Transat Jacques Vabres race to start October 10. Thanks to Voiles et Voiliers we can have a preview of these exhilarating sailboats.

The Mini Transat just started

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

These boats look obviously small (6.5 meters) to cross the ocean from Douarnenez to Pointe-à-Pitre (via a pit stop in Lanzarote).

Small but actually amazing when you think that most innovations now common in large racing boats were live tested there first, on the sailing equivalents of Minimum Viable Products.

The race can be followed from the race official site thanks to a Géovoile cartography.

Via Twitter: follow @MiniTransat2015 and hashtag #MiniTransat2015

L’Hermione sur le chemin du retour

Monday, July 20th, 2015

L’Hermione a quitté dimanche Lunenburg, au Canada, sa dernière étape sur la côte est du continent américain.

Cap au nord est, avec une première escale française à Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon…

… puis route directe sur Brest, où elle doit arriver le 10 août et rester amarrée sur le quai Malbert du 11 au 16 août.

Ensuite Bordeaux, puis retour à Rochefort, son port d’attache, le 29 août.

L’Hermione à New-York

Thursday, July 2nd, 2015

470

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Great picture of Camille Lecointre and Hélène Defrance during the Sailing world cup in Hyères.

No doubt foiling catamarans are the future, but the 470 remains a magical boat around three buoys.

Superbe image de Camille Lecointre et Hélène Defrance lors de la Sailing world cup à Hyères.

Même si les catamarans à foils sont probablement l’avenir de la voile légère, le 470 reste un bateau magique entre trois bouées.

Elyx by YAK sailing the Mediterranean sea

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

Elyx by YAK (@ElyxYak)

RIP Florence

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Image Thierry Martinez (@thmartinezphoto)

Franck Cammas and the Flying Phantom in Saint Malo

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Far less glamorous than the superb video featuring the waterski champion Claire-Lise Welter, but more grounded in reality, Franck Cammas tested the Flying Phantom Phantom in front of Saint Malo.

The weekend of the start of the 10th Route du Rhum, was a good opportunity for the French skipper and the 2010 edition winner, to test the production version of the Flying Phantom as he collaborated to the development of the R&D prototype with the Groupama Sailing Team.

Franck Cammas and the Flying Phantom in Saint Malo from Jeremie Eloy/ Wanaii Films on Vimeo.

Flying Dreams

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Foiling in love

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

"Foiling in love" is the signature of the Great Cup GC32 One Design Multihull.

Four GC32 have been competing during latest Marseille One Design, and it is really exhilarating to see them fly.

© François Déliac – Icarus – The Great Cup

Sebastien Rogues and his GDF Suez crew would have won the race had it not been for a rudder breakage on the opening day that forced them to count two ‘DNSes’ in their scoreline. Congratulations to the winners, Flavio Marazzi and his Armin Strom Sailing Team crew.

Mast-Walk videos

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

Back to the "mast-walk" by Alex Thomson. On the official video, it seems pretty natural.

However the making off shows that, during first attempt, Alex Thomson found himself hung in a really dangerous situation and he finally confesses that this stunt was one of the most stupid thing he ever made!

Mast Walk

Friday, February 28th, 2014

Impressive communication picture featuring Alex Thomson walking on his Imoca’s mast. Courageous too since this exercise is not without danger.



Magistrale Découverte pour Le Cléac’h

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

Armel Le Cléac’h, à bord de Banque Populaire VII a battu le record en solitaire de la Route de la Découverte en 6 jours 23 heures (soit 23,1 nœuds de moyenne sur les 3 880 milles).



Il en a profité pour battre au passage le record en solo sur 24 heures, avec 682 milles parcourus, soit 28,4 nœuds de moyenne.



Petits bateaux, grands marins

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Benoît Marie remporte la Mini-Transat sur son proto Finot 2007, 2h55 avant Giancarlo Pedote qui, avec l’ex-Magnum de David Raison a dominé les 9/10èmes de ce sprint de 3 700 milles entre Sada et pointe-à-Pitre.


Belle photo de Jacques Vapillon.

Jean-Pierre Dick et Roland Jourdain chavirent

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Ces bateaux sont magnifiques, mais il suffit d’une risée traitresse pour faire chavirer deux marins particulièrement expérimentés.

Franck Cammas Champion du Monde de Class C

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Il y a un peu plus d’un an, Franck Cammas remportait la Volvo Race. Puis il est devenu champion de France de Match Racing et a remporté cet été le Tour de France à la Voile.

Aujourd’hui, équipé par Louis Viat, il vient d’accrocher à son palmarès le championnat du monde de Class C, également surnommée « Petite coupe de l’America ».

À quand la grande ?



@cclasscats :
Congratulations to the first-ever French #LittleCup Champions, Franck Cammas and Louis Viat and @GroupamaCammas Team!

Yacht Racing Image of the Year 2012

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

The photographer Kurt Arrigo, from Malta is awarded for his photography taken during the Volcano Race, featuring the yacht Nilaya and the reflection of the island of Capri on her hull.

“This picture has been taken during the Volcano Race 2012″, said photographer Kurt Arrigo soon after being awarded. “The weather had been bad all day, but the sun suddenly came out for a short while. We were leaving the area but I asked the pilot of the helicopter to fly back briefly over the leading boat; that’s when I took this photograph.”

Read more at Yacht Racing Image of the Year web site.


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