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  1. http://www.vendeeglobe.org/en/news/article/15031/maitre-coq-will-be-riding-up-on-foils
  2. There are different organizers for (most) all the IMOCA races. OSM selects which ones go on the IMOCA calendar and thus far they have only ever organized one, the NY-BCN in 2014. I just find it strange that OSM chose to organize a different race, rather than validate the Transat as part of the IMOCA calendar. There's obviously a reason I am missing, perhaps some teams found the Transat too early and needed more time this winter to get ready.
  3. Didn't realize its not recognized by OSM. That's a shame.
  4. Absolutely amazed that this Italian skipper Andrea Mura who's building a NEW IMOCA didn't make the IMOCA Ocean Masters News page. Here's a translation of his press release that hit the IMOCA Facebook page in French a week ago...... http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=auto&langpair=auto|en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fus8.campaign-archive2.com%2F%3Fu%3Debe888a9a323f90ac31c88a2a%26id%3D19ecde2f38%26e%3De0db2615d9 If it doesn't work, here it is in French, http://us8.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ebe888a9a323f90ac31c88a2a&id=19ecde2f38&e=e0db2615d9 Basically he's from Sardin
  5. Nice loc for more solar panels, cleans up the back end, safer in capsize... discuss better for stacking
  6. I thought MARE was his family's company, non? It was asked and answered in my interview with Alex last month. No. Mare is a German maritime publication owned by a guy who has supported Jorg's sailing for years but he's not a family member. He has always supported Jorg moving to IMOCA but he was clear from the start that he does not have the money to fund a full IMOCA program. Jorg was looking for a co-sponsor but he hadn't yet been successful. Don't know what happened last week for things to come to this. The Class 40 has been sold and the IMOCA (ex Foncia VG2008 winner) has
  7. Anyone know what the story is with spirit of Hungary? Designer etc Skipper NĂ¡ndor Fa is designer.http://spiritofhungary.hu/the-boat/ He have raced several times around the world. 2 vendees and other ocean races. We saw him at the Paris boatshow, he is building his boat and aiming for VG 2016.
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