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Arkea Ultim Challenge

What you need to know about the first arrival of the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest

Charles Caudrelier (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild) won the first edition of the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest at 08:37 on Tuesday after 50 days 19 hours 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Just over two days later, Thomas Coville (Sodebo Ultim 3) succeeded him on Thursday in Brest, where Tip & Shaft spent the week. Here’s a look back at these arrivals, with some of the experts we met on the Quai Malbert.

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Arkea Ultim Challenge

Who will win the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest?

This Sunday 7 January, six sailors set off from Brest for the first edition of the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest, a solo Ultim round the world race. As before every major race, Tip & Shaft has brought together a panel of experts to talk about the line-up: Guillaume Rottée, the race director, Christian Dumard, Anthony Marchand’s router, Francis Le Goff, race director of the last Transat Jacques Vabre, Erwan Tabarly, coach at the Finistère ocean racing centre in Port-la-Forêt, sailor Pascal Bidégorry and the journalist Pierre-Marie Bourguinat.

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Patricia Brochard Sodebo

Patricia Brochard: « The goal has been achieved »

For this 400th issue, Tip & Shaft spoke to Armel Le Cléac’h, just over two weeks before the start of the Arkea Ultim Challenge-Brest, the first ever single-handed Ultim round the world race. An event that the skipper of Banque Populaire XI is approaching with ambition, desire and, inevitably, a little apprehension. 

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