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Bavaria 42 Match : Fast and functional

Construction. Initially presented to the public at the 2004 Grand Pavois International Boat Show in La Rochelle, the Bavaria 42 Match is also available as a 35 or 38-footer. As the name Match implies, this boat is designed for offshore racing, and is German shipyard Bavaria Yachtbau’s flagship model, produced with the help of J&J […]

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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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Alliaura Privilège 585: the largest of Alliaura

    Drawn by Marc Lombard and decorated by Dièdre, Privilege 585 is the largest catamaran of the range of the French shipyard Alliaura. Out of Sables d’Olonne shipyard, stress was laid on comfort. The deck, released well of the elements of superstructure, facilitates operations or circulation for the  passengers. Sun baths naturally come to take seat […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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