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Aug 17

Charlie Capelle – Acapella

La Trinité-sur-Mer, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º26’50″N 03º11'52″W

Acapella (the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus) built by Walter Green in 1980 and skippered by Charlie Capelle, preparing to take part in  "La Route du Rhum" 2018, La Trinite-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.Acapella, the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus, built by Walter Green in 1980 and skippered by Charlie Capelle, preparing to take part in “La Route du Rhum” 2018.

http://www.acapellaocean.com/

20
Jun 17

Onboard the Maxi Trimaran MACIF

Atlantic Ocean, 46º52’28″N 05º40'54″W

24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.24 hours with François Gabart onboard the Maxi Trimaran MACIF.

Photo assignment for GQ Magazine.

http://www.gqmagazine.fr/tudor/danslapeaude/francoisgabart24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.

02
May 17

Maxi Trimaran Sodebo Ultim

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’42″N 03º22'16″W

Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, skipper Thomas Coville (FRA)  who has successfully broken the solo round the world record, completing the 28400 nm route in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds.Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim.

20
Apr 17

NORTHERN BRITTANY WITH PIERRE LE COQ

Northern Brittany

A day with Pierre Le Coq crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's RS:X.A road trip in Northern Brittany with Pierre Le Coq, crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men’s RS:X One Design Windsurfing Class.

Photo assignment for Pierre Le Coq. http://www.pierrelecoq.fr
A day with Pierre Le Coq crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's RS:X.

20
Mar 17

Winter Surf

Le Loch, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º45’16″N 03º30'53″W

The regularity and beauty of the waves at Le Loch beach have made this a hot spot for surfers.The regularity and beauty of the waves at Le Loch beach have made this a hot spot for surfers.

08
Mar 17

MACIF Trimaran re launched

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’40″N 03º22'09″W

French sailor François Gabart and his 100ft trimaran MACIF designed by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.The MACIF trimaran returned to sea on Wednesday 8 March, after a 4-month winter refit. In addition to checking all the parts of the boat, it mainly involved improving ergonomics. The most visible area of work carried out by the technical team focused on completely protecting the cockpit.

Being able to sail safely in dry surroundings is essential for the first single-handed round the world, which Francois Gabart is preparing to sail towards the end of the year. “Last year, we partially closed-off the cockpit. We have taken this idea further this year, with a porthole and composite bulkhead system that provides the helmsman with better. The cockpit is now completely closed. I want to be able to pilot the boat without worrying about my own safety”, explains Francois, who is satisfied with the result. This new feature must now be tested at sea!

Although the single-handed round the world record attempt is the main goal this season, Francois Gabart and Macif are also preparing for The Bridge. This race with crew will see four maxi-trimarans (Actual, Idec Sport, MACIF and Sodebo) race alongside the giant Queen Mary 2 liner, between St. Nazaire and New York (start 25 June). “The line-up will be splendid. We will be racing against Idec, which has just sailed round the world in 41 days with crew, and Sodebo, which did it in 49 days single-handed – two boats that have left their hallmark on the history of sailing”, says Francois gleefully.

For the MACIF skipper this Transat will be a new chance to further his knowledge of his 30 metre trimaran. “Right from the start, with Macif, I’ve had the following approach: each racing event serves as preparation for the next. The Bridge will prepare our round the world, which in turn will prepare the Route du Rhum 2018. Our dynamic is always to learn more and perform through progress. We do this to balance out the short-term and the long-term.”

www.macifcourseaularge.com

12
Dec 16

SOUTHERN ENGLAND

English Channel, England, United Kingdom, 50º44’23″N 1º05’44″W

The Solent is the strait that separates the Isle of Wight from the mainland of England.No Man’s Fort.

28
Sep 16

JEEP® PARTENAIRE OFFICIEL DU GRAND PAVOIS LA ROCHELLE

La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, France 46º08’34″N 01º09'58″W

The Grand Pavois La Rochelle Boat Show is the first boat show of the Autumn season.Entre Jeep® et le monde du nautisme, la passion pour le grand large, synonyme d’évasion et d’aventure, est commune. Il sommeille dans chaque Jeeper une envie de larguer les amarres dès que l’on monte à bord de sa Jeep®.
C’est l’une des raisons qui ont poussé Jeep® France à nouer un partenariat avec le Grand Pavois La Rochelle, classé dans le top 5 des salons nautiques internationaux à flot.

Between Jeep® and the world of sailing, there is a common passion for wide-open spaces, synonymous with escapism and adventure. Each Jeeper harbours a desire to cast off as soon as they climb aboard their Jeep®.
This is one of the reasons which led Jeep®France to form a partnership with the Grand Pavois La Rochelle, recognised as being one of the top five in-water boat shows.

Photo assignment for JEEP© France.

http://www.jeep.fr
The Grand Pavois La Rochelle Boat Show is the first boat show of the Autumn season.

16
Sep 16

SUMMER TIME

Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º42’21″N 03º27'47″W

On a rocky headland, locality Le Courégant, in front of the Ile de Groix.

28
Jul 16

The French Olympic Team On The Road To Rio

Palma de Mallorca, Spain 39º31’22″N 2º42’83″E

47 Trofeo S.A.R. Princesa Sofía IBEROSTAR Palma - Fédération Française de Voile. 470 Women, Camille Lecointre, Helene Defrance.Photo assignment for the Fédération Française de Voile.