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Voiles de St Tropez 2004 : a spectacular meeting

For its 6th edition, the spectacular meeting of modern and traditional sailing ships once again associated the general public and the elite of the international yachting in a festive atmosphere. Small historical background: during a meal, a tropezian restorer and a navigator friend of him launched out a sporting challenge. They decided on a nautical […]

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  • Swan 45 : Exceptional quality and performances

    Exceptional quality and performances define these Finnish sailing ships. Built by Nautor in Pietarsaari (Finland) and designed by the architect German Frers, Swan 45 does not make exception to this rule. Monotype, this Swan shows remarkable performances in regatta as well as in cruising. The particularly low frank-board of the sailing ship and the roof […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Grand Pavois 2004 – La Rochelle

    First contact – Immense car parks, thousands of cars… gentle breeze blows.On the way, warehouses, manufacturers and ship chandlers face a university and an aquarium, one of the most visited in Europe. Ten knots of wind and familiar slappings are made hear… Little by little, crowd is done denser; it seems to converge towards a […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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