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Portrait Richard Mérigeaux

35 crossings of the Golfe de Gascogne, 19 transatlantic and a half turn of the world, from the Pacific Ocean to the Red Sea, while passing through the Indian Ocean, Richard Mérigeaux finished second of the 2003 mini transat on “Bon Pied Bon Oeil”. Sailor of exception, he is accustomed of the podiums for the […]

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  • New rules for yachting

    In a nutshell: to simplify, to modernise, to responsibilise 09/2004 – It is at the Grand Pavois boat show in La Rochelle, that the Secretary of State to transport and sea, François Goulard, presented the final version of the reform on the regulation of the yachting in France. The old system – Facing the complexity […]

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  • Oyster 82

    It is in the British shipyard Oyster that a new luxury sailing ship, drawn by Rob Humphreys, was born. Oyster 82 combines English elegance with a perfect behaviour at sea. The yacht, product with thousand specimens, is perfectly designed for long cruisings. The pilot house, well protected, makes it possible to release completely a second […]

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  • Route des îles – Results

    Route des Iles 2004 : bis repetita for Dimitri Deruelle 09/2004 – Wind, sunshine an unexpected facts for the 12th edition of the “Route des îles” race which was won for the second time by the Deruelle-Paul team wheeling the Défi Partagé Marseille. Organized since 1993 by Paul D’Ortoli, well-known skipper, this high level race rejoins […]

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  • Vendée Globe

    The 2004 edition of this mystical race started on november 7th at the Sables d'Olonne. Here is the official list of the 20 challengers: – Patrice Carpentier (FRA/VPM Matériaux) – Jean-Pierre Dick (FRA/Virbac-Paprec) – Raphaël Dinelli (FRA) – Mike Golding (GBR/Ecover) – Conrad Humphreys (GBR/Hellomoto) – Sébastien Josse (FRA/VMI) – Roland Jourdain (FRA/Sill) – Hervé […]

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  • The art of duel in Class America

    09/2004 – The result of Louis Vuitton Act I held in Marseilles proves to be in conformity with the forecasts: BMW Oracle Racing justified its place of favourite by gaining the first pre-regatta of this 32nd America’s Cup new formula. The magic of the sail and of these boats – of which design is a […]

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  • Couach 2800 Open : technologic and aesthetic

    Spearhead of the open range of Guy Couach, model 2 800, available in spring 2005, confirms the will of dynamism and modernism of the French shipyard, and profits from the new provisions of the building site aiming at increasing its production. This maxi-yacht presents an elegant and offensive line while respecting performances and refinement criteria […]

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  • Sud Composites

    Alain Adès is a happy man! One can understand it, at 43 years, he carries out a dream: living of his passion. “Fallen very small” in the large pot of the shipyards, he creates SUD COMPOSITES in 1990. The production of the shipyard concentrates then, during approximately 8 years, on the building of “Grand Sud” […]

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