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Blessed with bright Caribbean sunshine and a 20-knot trade wind for the final passage around the island of Basse Terre, French solo skipper Armel Tripon today won the Multi50 class in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.
The 43-year-old solo ocean racing veteran from Nantes crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre on his brown and white trimaran, Réauté Chocolat and becomes the third finisher in the four-yearly 3,542-nautical mile single-handed race from Saint Malo in Brittany.
The winners of National Historic Ships UK’s 2018 Photography Competition and Marsh Volunteer and Flagship Awards were revealed at a prestigious awards ceremony at the Corporation of Trinity House, London.
National Historic Ships UK’s annual awards ceremony is a celebration of maritime heritage around the UK coasts, lakes, and rivers, encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with historic vessels through photography, volunteering, or by operating them and encouraging the public to go on board at festivals and events.
On 4 November no less than 123 boats departed from Saint Malo, Brittany in the 40th anniversary of La Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe.
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The fourth edition of the FAST40+ Race Circuit promises more thrilling high speed action for the owner-driver class. There will be six scoring rounds including the HYS FAST40+ National Championship and the One Ton Cup. In a change to previous championships, none of the rounds will be weighted. A total of 50 races are scheduled with six discards available for the total points score for the season.
Round One for the 2019 FAST40+ Circuit will be the RORC Vice Admiral’s Cup 10-12 May. The final Round Six will be 11-13 October, hosted by the Royal Southern Yacht Club.
The 11th edition and 40th anniversary staging of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe solo transatlantic race got underway in spectacular style today off the Brittany port of Saint Malo, as a record entry of 123 skippers set sail for Guadeloupe.
This polar jacket from Gill is a must-have for colder sailing conditions. The feminine fit jacket is highly wind-resistant but also breathable. It is ideal to be worn as a standalone jacket, or layered up if needed.
Chris Michael, managing director of Meaco (U.K.) Limited, gives his tips on choosing and getting the best out of a dehumidifier.
Many people like to use a dehumidifier to protect their boat and their belongings over winter. Organic material in particular is prone to damage from excess moisture which explains why cushions and bedding often smell musty when you return to your boat in spring. Anything paper based like books, pictures or, for the old school, maps can absorb moisture and curl up while wood and veneer can also be attacked.