Posts tagged record

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Sep 14

LOICK PEYRON & THE MAXI TRIMARAN SOLO BANQUE POPULAIRE VII

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º40’35″N 03º23'40″W

Loick Peyron onboard the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII in preparation for "La Route du Rhum".

Blue Is The New Yellow

Furthering his reputation as Mr. Multihull, Loick Peyron made a drastic change in plans for the 2014 Route du Rhum last week, switching gears from driving his Rhum Class ‘p’ti yellow’ 30′ Walter Greene designed wood trimaran with only a sextant, to helming the massive Ultime Class ‘big blue’ 100′ Banque Populaire VII maxi-trimaran, a VPLP carbon fiber designed monster outfitted with the latest technology. A difficult decision for sure, but trading up from the yellow Happy project to the impressive blue BP7 is a clear choice from a competitive racer’s perspective with Loick’s pedigree. Always looking to challenge his abilities and push it to the limits, winning the Route du Rhum has been on his bucket list for many years. So here we have the lethal combination of the best boat and the best man for the job. For the 2014 edition, Banque Populaire and Loick Peyron are a force to be reckoned with.

Words: Fred Eagle

Photo assignment for Banque Populaire.

Loick Peyron onboard the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII in preparation for "La Route du Rhum".

 

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Jun 14

Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII in New York City

New York, NY, United States of America. 40º41’36″N 74º01'46″W

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Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII on stand by for the multihull North Atlantic solo record attempt, New York City,  United States of America.

“Sometimes, from beyond the skycrapers, the cry of a tugboat finds you in your insomnia, and you remember that this desert of iron and cement is an island.”
Albert Camus

Photo assignment for Banque Populaire.

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Jan 14

MUSTO

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Nov 13

Karver 2013

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Sep 13

Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII

Marseille, France 43º17’13″N 5º20’02″E

Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII Trans at the start of the record attempt  Marseille – Carthage.Armel Le Cléac’h and the Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII before at the start of the TransMed record attempt which they just set in 18h 58min & 13sec, beating Thomas Coville’s time onboard Sodebo in the first solo multihull record time of the so called TransMed route between Marseille (France) and Carthage (Tunisia) of 25 hours 36 minutes and 36 seconds.

Photo assignment for Banque Populaire.

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Sep 13

THE MAXI TRIMARAN SOLO BANQUE POPULAIRE VII IN FRONT OF THE MUCEM

Marseille, France 43º17’45″N 5º21’38″E

The Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII (FRA), the 103 feet trimaran skippered by Armel Le Cléac’h in front of the Mucem (Museum for Europe and the Mediterranean), Marseille, France.The Maxi Trimaran Solo Banque Populaire VII (FRA), the 103 feet trimaran skippered by Armel Le Cléac’h in front of the MuCEM (Museum for Europe and the Mediterranean) designed by Rudy Ricciotti.

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Aug 13

“Three Vendée Globe wins, two men, and one IMOCA 60.”

English Channel - La Manche 49°09'853"N 5°08'59"W

Onboard the IMOCA Open 60 Macif crewed by Francois Gabart and Michel Desjoyeaux during a training session before the Transat Jacques Vabre in the English Channel from Plymouth to Port la Foret after she won on her class the Rolex Fastnet Race.Onboard the IMOCA Open 60 MACIF with François Gabart and Michel Desjoyeaux preparing for the Transat Jacques Vabre in the English Channel on delivery from Plymouth to Port-la-Forêt after she won her class in the Rolex Fastnet Race.

Photo assignment for MACIF.

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May 13

L’HYDROPTÈRE – Alain Thébault

San Francisco, California, United States of America, 37º49’30″N 122º21'12″W

Onboard L’Hydroptère , Alain Thébault and his crew (Jacques Vincent, Yves Parlier, Jean Le Cam) sailing in San Francisco, California, USA.Last runs for the Hydroptère in San Francisco Bay before heading back to Los Angeles, Hydroptère’s home for the Trans-Pacific record attempt.” Alain Thébault and his crew (Jacques Vincent, Yves Parlier, Jean Le Cam, Jeff Mearing, Warren Fitzgerald) San Francisco, California, United States of America.
Photo assignment for l’Hydroptère. http://www.hydroptere.com/
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Apr 13

IMOCA Prize Giving

Lausanne, Switzerland 46º30’23″N 6º37’42″E

IMOCAPGBThere is no more challenging sailing circuit on the planet than the IMOCA circuit. AC 72’s, Extreme 40’s, Volvo 70’s, TP 52’s, you name it. They all look bitch compared to the prospect of sailing an ultra-extreme 60-foot monohull around the planet non-stop by yourself. And no one does it better than Francois Gabart. The 29-year old Frenchman not only won the Vendée Globe, but he also set a new 24-hour solo monohull record and monohull circumnavigation record in the process. If that wasn’t enough, he added a win in the prestigious Transat B-to-B race and a 2nd place in the Europe Warm-Up, which includes solo, doublehanded and crewed legs. All told, no one on the planet can sail an IMOCA 60 like Francois, and that’s why he’s the champ. On Friday night in Lausanne, Switzerland the young protegé, earning his ride through an intensely competitive skipper selection process, was awarded as the 2012 IMOCA World Champion. Francois is the youngest sailor to ever win this title.
Sailing Anarchy was live on the scene to grab this report. Flying non-stop from San Fran to Paris and then to Geneva, I arrived in Switzerland severely jet-lagged before hitching a ride to the Beau Rivage Palace in Lausanne. Chatting up Alex Thomson, one of the nicest guys in the game, along the way I arrived in Lausanne just in time to watch Alessandro di Benedetto, Mike Golding, Roland Jourdain and more compete against a group of kids in Opti’s before the prize giving. Some cheating took place, Golding protested a 12-year old and a grand time was had by all with Lake de Lausanne and the snow capped Swiss Alps in the background. Even more beautiful than the ridiculously picturesque postcard setting is the love of sailing that permeates the entire scene. Kids are sailing with and against their heroes, a new World Champ is being crowned and sailing history is being made as Open Sports Management prepares to bring the IMOCA class into an even more international and prosperous light. The energy present creates goosebumps.
After the Opti regatta, the crowd moved into the ballroom of the famed 5-star Beau Rivage Palace to continue the celebration. On stage were previous IMOCA World Champs Roland Jourdain, Bernard Stamm, Mike Golding and Marc Guillermot, while Armel Le Cleac’h, Jean Le Cam and Jean Pierre Dick gave previously recorded video tributes. Sir Keith Mills of Open Sports Management and IMOCA class president Luc Talbourdet came together to outline the future vision and direction of the class before presenting a gracious Francois Gabart with his well-earned trophy as World Champion.
It’s incredible to watch Francois grow. 6 months ago when I first met him, he was the young protegé, the hopeful, the newcomer. Now he is a champion. Not just of the circuit’s premier race, but of the entire championship. He has matured immensely in just half a year. Gracious, energetic, humble and calm under pressure, Francois displays the character of a true champion. He has proven himself on the world’s grandest stage and has become a global representative of not just the class, but of the sport. So bravo, Francois! We raise our glass to you tonight in Switzerland and around the world. You’ve earned it and you’ve inspired a future generation of champions.
Words: Ronnie Simpson
http://www.ronniesimpsonracing.com

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Apr 13

Attempt to break the absolute sailing record of the Corsica Island Tour – Yvan Bourgnon – Joris Cocaud

Porticcio, Corsica, France 41º53’33″N 8º47’43″E

Yvan Bourgnon and Joris Cocaud training before the attempt of the around Corsica Island record on the Nacra F20 Carbon "Atlantis Television", Porticcio, Corsica, France.Attempt to break the absolute sailing record of the Corsica (Known as the Beauty Island) Island Tour currently owned by the “TP 52 Spirit of Malouen VI”, a 52-feet-boat, in 30 hours 15 minutes & 18 seconds, on a Nacra F20 Carbon, a 20-feet-beach catamaran.
Photo assignment for Atlantis Television.
Yvan Bourgnon and Joris Cocaud training before the attempt of the around Corsica Island record on the Nacra F20 Carbon "Atlantis Television", Porticcio, Corsica, France.