Entries by CT_LaColloc

Biotherm complete the leg 4 podium

Skipper Paul Meilhat and his Biotherm team had a long wait to get to the finish on Thursday morning in Newport, Rhode Island. With an initial ETA of 0530 local time, the light overnight winds nearly died completely with the sunrise, leaving the team to battle adverse conditions for a few more hours before they finally glided across […]

The Ocean Race: the boats in the race

While four IMOCA boats are now engaged in the second half of this third leg, GUYOT Environnement – Team Europe is heading for Brazil to be at the start of the fourth leg… Team Holcim – PRB is still in the lead on Thursday, while the fleet is now less than 100 miles apart. As […]

11TH HOUR RACING TEAM claims second place for leg 1 of the Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team, sailing onboard its 60-foot IMOCA race boat Mālama, has finished Leg 1 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in second place. The opening leg of the grueling 31,700 nautical miles (36,500 miles, 58,700 kilometers) around-the-world race took the fleet from Alicante, Spain, to the Cabo Verde island of São Vicente. Crossing the […]

A brand new boat for Maxime Sorel

Maxime Sorel: The big step from being one of the pack to becoming a performer You only have to look at Maxime Sorel’s impressive Class 40 career to know that this 35-year Frenchman is a highly competitive sailor who is more than capable of reaching the podium in major IMOCA races. So far he has […]

The Making of Mālama, 11th Hour Racing’s Ocean Flyer

From the hull shape, to the dynamic foils, durable sails and advanced systems of 11th Hour Racing’s IMOCA 60, every area of this around-the-world machine has been optimized. Now it’s up to the sailors to get it to its full potential. “The marine environment is harsher than any other, even outer space; the salt, wind, […]


Once again Emirates Team New Zealand has entered the history books and won the America’s Cup for New Zealand for the fourth time. On day 7 of the 36th America’s Cup presented by PRADA, the Kiwis scored the 7th point they needed to raise the Auld Mug in front of thousands of spectators. A spectacular […]

Pogo Foiler: Designed By Guillaume Verdier, This little racing machine will take the Mini Transat to another level

The Pogo Foiler is a production prototype, designed to create an off-the-shelf Mini 6.50 that can compete in the experimental prototype class. François Tregouet reports Since the Pogo 1 was launched in 1997, the Pogo Structures yard in Brittany has won ten out of the last 12 Mini Transat 6.50 races (the single-handed transatlantic race […]

Thomas Ruyant, unfinished Vendée Globe business and among the favourites

On the 2016 race Thomas Ruyant was lying eighth when his IMOCA60 memorably hit a floating object hard while he was west of New Zealand. With his boat progressively splitting in half he nursed it into Bluff, New Zealand. Now Ruyant is back armed with a well sorted Verdier design LinkedOut which has proven highly potent. Third […]

The new Nacira 69

    25 knots in the Strait of Bonifacio. Flat sea. Perfect conditions. Time to sail. Fast. Designed on a new generation hull derived from the Imoca 60 by Guillaume Verdier and Axel de Beaufort, this state-of-the-art ship is halfway between racing and cruising, combining a bespoke elegant design with sailing performances. The hull is […]