Snakes and ladders in the English Channel

The Solitaire du Figaro fleet is making solid progress west down the Channel 24 hours after having set out from Deauville.

Safran pulls ahead

After the regrouping of the fleet yesterday and a virtual race restart, the four competing yachts in the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race have today scattered as each crew has picked

Solitaire underway

The 45th La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard Cachemire got underway at 1100UTC after the fleet had been moored for several hours off Deauville.

Tight finish anticipated...or not

The latest forecast for the 38 solo skippers who will start Leg 1 of La Solitaire du Figaro-Eric Bompard cachemire today (Sunday) from Deauville at 1300 local time suggests the fleet will arrive at

Past the ice box and out into the Atlantic proper

Finally, for the first time since they set sail from America on Sunday, the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona boats have today been able to hoist spinnakers, as the wind has moved aft of th

Giant Brit contingent heads for La Solitaire

The atmosphere and excitement is building in the port of Deauville, the air thick with the rustle of hundreds of race flags in the wind, the creaking of the mooring lines holding 38 race-ready Figa

Back into the washing machine

Following the retirement of Nandor Fa’s Spirit of Hungary yesterday, the four remaining boats in the IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona Race are today exiting the depression,

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