Offshore

MACIF year ahead

Following his victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre last autumn François Gabart and his 30m long trimaran MACIF returned to their base and team in Port-la-Forêt, in early

Eric Bompard renews

French fashion house, Eric Bompard, has renewed its title partnership with the Solitaire du Figaro in 2016.

Boyd is back!

The 18th Volvo Round Ireland Yacht Race is set to be the most heated competition in the race’s history with a number of prestigious international sailing champions announcing they will contes

Incidence introduces DFi

In December, following testing on several IMOCA 60s as well as the Wally 77, Genie of the Lamp, French sailmaker Incidence formally unveiled its new filament-based membrane, DFi, whic

Ian Walker - boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year

Ian Walker was today named boats.com YJA Yachtsman of the Year by the Yachting Journalists’ Association at a prestigious awards ceremony at London's Trinity House.

Icebergs and 45 knots boat speed

IDEC Sport crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650 UTC today, Friday 8 January, Francis Joyon and his crew of five having taken 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to complete their attempt on th

Two days shy

The world's largest trimaran, the 40m Spindrift 2, skippered by Yann Guichard, has completed its first Jules Verne Trophy attempt, recording the second fastest time sailing non-stop aroun

Home straight

Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport are now on the home straight to the Lizard-Ouessant finish line of their Jules Verne Trophy attempts that both began on Sunday 22 November.

ETA...tomorrow

While the opportunity to break Banque Populaire V's record for the Jules Verne Trophy passed yesterday afternoon for Spindrift 2 and IDEC Sport, both boats look set

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