Tag Archives : Franck Cammas


Charles Caudrelier is Dongfeng Race Team’s skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

February 26, 2014 The day Caudrelier turned 40 – and became a Volvo Ocean Race skipper Sanya, China – It’s Charles Caudrelier’s 40th birthday this Wednesday; it’s also his first official day as Dongfeng Race Team’s skipper in the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15. “A key step as a sailor and as a man” for the […]


MACH² joins the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race

A Multihull in Their Midsts   MACH²  joins the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race     MACH² , Raphael Blot’s three month old McConaghy -built MC²60 high performance cruising catamaran designed by Renaud Bañuls, is the only multihull entered into the Audi Hong Kong to Vietnam Race which starts on 17 October.   Joining […]


Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres

Franck Cammas and Sophie de Turckheim at the ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres Photo © Groupama Sailing Team ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères day 1 Photo © Jean Marie Liot /  DPPI / FFVoile For its debut performance in an Olympic sailing event aboard a Nacra 17 catamaran, the Groupama crew has demonstrated its fantastic […]


Volvo Ocean Race

The Dark Clouds Behind the Silver Lining A new canting-keel 65-footer from Farr Yacht Design is the new face of the Volvo Ocean Race With the recent announcement that an all-female team has placed a deposit for the first VO 65 One Design, the decision to move to a one-design boat appears to have been […]


Volvo Ocean Race – In Port Series

A PUMA team decked out in Irish rugby shirts rounded off the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 in style on Saturday, securing victory in the In-Port Race series with a win on the waters of Galway on a day that saw Groupama celebrate overall success in sailing’s toughest challenge. Ken Read’s team scored a commanding first […]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 Day 6

CAMPER pulled off an incredible mid-leg comeback on Friday, shooting from last place to first in less than 48 hours, while overall race leaders Telefónica slipped down the rankings after being snared in light winds. Just two days ago, Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand crew were more than 80 miles behind the […]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Day 8

The top three teams on Leg 6 from Brazil to the USA are today engaged in a nip and tuck scramble as Ken Read’s PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG continue to lead from Chris Nicholson’s CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Iker Martínez´s Team Telefónica in third. With just over 3,000 nautical miles […]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 day 2

  As forecast, the fast reaching conditions have been replaced by lighter south easterly airs and after a steady 24 hours, the five-boat fleet racing in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race to Miami has split. At 1900 GMT tonight, leading the pack in the north west are CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand […]


Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5 Day 25

Groupama sailing team have less than 150 nautical miles standing between them and a podium position that will keep them in the running for overall race victory, while Chris Nicholson’s equally ambitious CAMPER are feeling a chill as they make their trek south towards Cape Horn. Groupama skipper Franck Cammas and his men on board […]


Volvo Ocean Race LEG 5 Day 15

PUMA and Groupama were neck and neck on Sunday, locked in a battle for the top spot in Leg 5 as they raced up through the South Atlantic. Long-term leg leaders Groupama sailing team were overhauled by Ken Read’s PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG at around 0700 UTC – but by 1300 UTC, Franck […]