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Show news Drheam-Cup becomes Offshore Racing Grand Prix
The very first Grand Prix de France de Course au Large
Posted on 28 Jun
One year to go until the Globe40 start
The course comes full circle with a finish in Portugal
Posted on 27 Jun
A top-flight line-up for the Normandy Channel Race
Race to start on 13th September, subject to the health situation in France
Posted on 23 Jun
Doublehanded masterclass
Armel Le Cléac'h & Clarisse Crémer join North Sails LIVE
Posted on 8 Jun
Gaëtan Thomas aims for The Race Around!
Gaëtan aims to break the current solo, Class40 around the world speed record
Posted on 29 May
Transat CIC 2020 cancelled
Due to the unprecedented impact of the Covid-19 pandemic
Posted on 28 Apr
2020 Atlantic Cup cancelled due to COVID-19
Atlantic Cup Kids programming will be made available virtually
Posted on 1 Apr
Phil Sharp shares top tips in living in isolation
Including staying positive, looking ahead, structure and routine
Posted on 26 Mar
Excitement builds for The Transat CIC 2020
The stakes will be high for all of the classes
Posted on 6 Mar
Wrap-up film of the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
A race to get addicted to
Posted on 2 Mar
RORC Caribbean 600 overall
700 sailors from 37 countries gathered for a grand finale
Posted on 29 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 day overall race update
A fantastic battle came to a dramatic conclusion
Posted on 29 Feb
A very high-quality field set to start Transat CIC
The legendary passage across the North Atlantic starts in May
Posted on 28 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 first finisher interviews
The first boats have arrived back on the docks in Antigua
Posted on 28 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 day 4 race update
Volvo 70 Wizard (USA) has taken Monohull Line Honours
Posted on 27 Feb
100 days to the 2020 Atlantic Cup
Race prep is getting busier and busier
Posted on 27 Feb
Multihull line honours victory for PowerPlay
In the RORC Caribbean 600
Posted on 26 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 day 2 race update
The north south divide
Posted on 26 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 day 2
The majority of the fleet experience the first trap of the course
Posted on 25 Feb
The Race Around continues to develop
Lalou Roucayrol embarks on a new adventure in the Class 40
Posted on 25 Feb
RORC Caribbean 600 day 1
Light air combat
Posted on 25 Feb
2020 RORC Caribbean 600 race preview
12th edition starting today in Antigua
Posted on 24 Feb
Weather routing for the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
Wouter Verbraak walks the course
Posted on 22 Feb
37 nations gather for 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
Over 70 teams, featuring close to 700 sailors, are expected on the start line
Posted on 19 Feb
The love affair with the "Normandy" continues
11th edition of the Normandy Channel Race this September
Posted on 15 Feb
Getting ready for the 2020 RORC Caribbean 600
Boats and crew beginning to arrive in Antigua with under two weeks to go
Posted on 12 Feb
Globe40: 11 teams already pre-registered
Fleshing out the line-up for a remarkable event
Posted on 31 Jan
RORC Caribbean 600: A test of endurance
A look at the competition in IRC Two and Three
Posted on 22 Jan
RORC Caribbean 600 Big boat theory
The competition in all classes will be as fierce as ever
Posted on 8 Jan
Battle lines forming for RORC Caribbean 600
Competition expected to be as red hot as ever in 2020
Posted on 18 Dec 2019


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© Globe40
Normandy Channel Race 2020 course
© NCR2020
Normandy Channel Race 2019
© Jean Marie Liot / NCR2019
Gaëtan Thomas onboard Class40 #55 'Be The Drop'
© Alain Roupie
Gaëtan Thomas onboard Class40 #55 'Be The Drop'
© Alain Roupie
Gaëtan Thomas onboard Class40 #55 'Be The Drop'
© Alain Roupie
Class40 OceansLab
Phil Sharp
Phil Sharp joins Figaro ‘Boot Camp'
Phil Sharp joins Figaro ‘Boot Camp'
Seven Class 40s will take on the famous course of The Transat CIC, starting May 10th 2020 from Brest, France.
© Lloyd Images
Class40s Racing - The Atlantic Cup
© Billy Black / The Atlantic Cup
Morgane Ursault Poupon's 2007 Rogers design, UP Sailing (FRA)
© Class40 Up Sailing
World Sailing Speed Record ratified
© Paul Wyeth /
Fireworks to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Normandy Channel Race, in the port of Caen, May 18th
© Jean-Marie Liot
Phil Sharp sets world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight
© Paul Wyeth /
Phil Sharp sets world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight
© Paul Wyeth /
Phil Sharp sets world speed record for the Around Isle of Wight
© Paul Wyeth /
Phil Sharp is on standby to attempt the Around Isle of Wight world sailing speed record
© Olivier Blanchet Photographie
Code Amber for Phil Sharp's record attempt
© Olivier Blanchet
Phil Sharp to attempt world record for Around Isle of Wight
© Olivier Blanchet
Leyton skippers Fabien Delahaye and Sam Goodchild take 2nd place in the Class 40 category of the Transat Jacques Vabre on November 14, in Bahia, Brazil.
© Jean-Marie Liot / Alea
Crédit Mutuel wins the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre
© Jean-Marie Liot/Alea
French skippers Ian Lipinski and Adrien Hardy are sailing on the Class 40 - Transat Jacques Vabre
© Christophe Breschi
40ft monohull, Leyton - Transat Jacques Vabre
Transat Jacques Vabre day 12
© Event Media
Mutuel is competing during the Transat Jacques Vabre , duo sailing race from Le Havre, France, to Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on October 27, in Le Havre, France
© Alea
Transat Jacques Vabre day 9
© Event Media
Fabien Delahaye Navigateur and Sam Goodchild Sailing - Transat Jacques Vabre day 8
© Event Media
Simon Koster and Valentin Gautier are sailing on the Class 40 Banque du Leman, prior to the Transat Jacques Vabre.
© Thomas Deregnieaux