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Portrait VPLP: Van Peteghem/Lauriot-Prévost

25 candles and challenges The naval architects Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost are celebrating a 25-years collaboration. Started in 1983, this firm has now 25 employees working on 2 differents sites and 2 different concepts: racing and cruising. Well-known since the mutlihull Pierre 1er, the winner of the Route du Rhum in 1990, and […]

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  • Transat Jacques Vabre: Hot on the heels

    11/11/2007  – Tomorrow, Groupama 2 (Orma) should pass under the 1000 miles to race before crossing the line in Bahia, Brazil. In comparison, after 7 days at sea, Ecover (Imoca) will still have 2 000 miles to sail as will Crèpes Whaou! (Class 50). Pakea Bizkaïa (Imoca) and Telecom Italia (Class 40) will be 2 […]

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  • Portrait Dominique Demachy

    08/2007 – Freedom and good fun. Dominique Demachy reached Pointe à Pitre on November 21st 2006, completing the Route du Rhum on board Gifi before heading to the Paris Boat Show, where Nauticnews met the award-winning skipper, who lives in Villeneuve-sur-Lot in the south-west of France. You just finished your first Route du Rhum? Yes. […]

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  • Portrait Jean-Luc Van den Heede

    Record holder of a round the world trip, the wrong way, on his monohull Adrien”, second in the “Route du Rhum”, race winner of the 60 foot world championship, Jean-luc Van Den Heede is an experienced and accomplished seaman who keeps his two feet on the ground. The meeting The broad shouldered gray bearded man […]

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