News - 20/07 - 19:03

Hyères today, gone tomorrow

Over the years it has been proven that anything can happen on this tour and teams cannot afford to take their eyes off the prize even for a split second. Leaders Lorina Limonade will be assessing this evening how they managed their poorest showing yet in a Nautical Stadium final as they placed seventh out of eight boats. They retain the Tour leader’s blue...

News - 20/07 - 11:05

Nice air in Hyères

On this third-from-last day of the Tour Voile 2018, which set off from Dunkirk on 6 July, the teams will be competing in the Nautical Stadium format where they are divided into two groups and battle over three qualifying races for one of the eight places in the day’s final.

Although positions have changed little at the very top...

News - 19/07 - 18:53

Lorina Limonade on top form in Hyères

The final Coastal Raid of the tour, which will return to the Nautical Stadium racing format from tomorrow and through Sunday’s Super Final, saw overall leaders Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan take their fourth win of the tour (in 12 races held) and extend their lead over second-placed Beijaflore from six to nine points. Team Reseau Ixio maintain...

News - 19/07 - 12:33

Here’s Hyères!

The teams have arrived in Hyères and the regatta village has been set up on L’Ayguade beach, facing the “golden isles” of Porquerolles, Port Cros and Le Levant. An iconic destination on the French Riviera and in French sailing, Hyères played host to the World Cup Series earlier this year and is welcoming the Tour Voile for the...

News - 18/07 - 18:27

Gruissan reserves more surprises

Team #SailingArabia - with Stevie Morrison, Mathieu Richard and Abdul Rahman on board - claimed their first victory of the Tour Voile 2018 in today’s Nautical Stadium leg in Gruissan. Concluding the fifth act of the tour in fine style the winners, powered by Oman Sail, were followed across the line by Team France Jeune who also...

News - 18/07 - 11:56

Variety rules in Act 5

After yesterday’s demanding 40-mile coastal race the teams return to the Nautical Stadium format today. With just 5 race days left before Sunday’s Super Final in Nice and 41 points separating the top 5 boats, qualification for the day’s final with the chance to gain the maximum 50 points in play is crucial.

Lorina Limonade...

News - 18/07 - 09:42

Wind of change opens Act 5

The teams competing in the 41st Tour Voile were welcomed to Act 5 and the start of the Mediterranean stage of the series today with a sustained breeze and soaring temperatures. Lorina Limonade – Golfe du Morbihan claimed their first Coastal Raid of the Tour Voile 2018 - their third victory in the 10 races held - to...

News - 17/07 - 12:56

Breezy coastal in Gruissan

As the 26 crews move into the first of three Mediterranean Acts of the Tour Voile, yesterday's heavy rainfall has given way once more to sunshine and blue skies in Gruissan, host town of the tour for the eighth time. The region's typical sunshine...

News - 16/07 - 16:16

Blues Monday? Windy Tuesday in Gruissan

 

The top two teams, Beijaflore and Lorina Limonade-Golfe du Morbihan, have been stretching ahead. There are now 28 points between second and third.

Monday is not just a chance for France to come back to earth after the euphoria of becoming 2018 football world champions, but it allows the 26 teams and the organisers to make the 10 hour drive south from...

News - 16/07 - 15:50

Delft Challenge: Unique on the Tour

TFV: How has it gone, you have struggled to make good results?
XVB: “We did not know what to expect. It has been quite nice in terms of the schedule. Last night we got to bed at four am. But other than that the competition is tougher than we expected. We don’t have the speed in the boat. We don’t have a coach off the boat to tell us...

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