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Au Revoir To Le Defi Areva

Tuesday, 19 November 2002, 8:17 am | LE DEFI AREVA

It is a sad swansong this evening for LE DEFI AREVA who lost a fourth and definitive match against the Swedish Victory Challenge today. The quarter-final result of 4 – 1 will see the Swedes proceed through to the quarter-final repecharge and the embattled ... More >>

Le Defi Areva Lives To See Another Day

Monday, 18 November 2002, 2:20 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

The French marked their first point of the Quarter Finals against Victory Challenge today, after a dramatic turnaround which saw LE DEFI AREVA take the lead from the Swedes, rounding the final mark in front and finishing what seemed to be the longest ... More >>

Last Chance Saloon For Le Defi Areva

Monday, 18 November 2002, 2:19 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

LE DEFI AREVA today lost their third consecutive match against the Swedish Victory Challenge in this best of seven, Quarter Final series. An unspectacular start for the French team put them behind the Swedes who had made another excellent debut. ... More >>

Double Victory For Victory - Two Chances Left

Friday, 15 November 2002, 11:04 am | LE DEFI AREVA

A great start for LE DEFI AREVA today in their second match against the Swedish Victory Challenge was not enough to put the French team ahead. Just like yesterday, the Swedes took an early lead which they gradually extended over the course of today’s three-round ... More >>

Sobering debut to the Quarter Finals for LE DEFI

Thursday, 14 November 2002, 10:30 am | LE DEFI AREVA

The Quarter Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup started as unpredictably as the Round Robins, with Day One postponed due to high winds yesterday and racing today delayed by a lack of breeze. When racing did finally begin nearly two hours after the official ... More >>

English comes to www.ledefi.com

Monday, 11 November 2002, 4:47 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

This is the first time since the internet site was created in 1999 that an English version has been posted for the benefit of international visitors. More >>

Image: Le Defi Areva prepares for Quarter Finals

Friday, 8 November 2002, 7:50 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

LE DEFI AREVA knows the quality of its opponent for the Quarter Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup – Victory Challenge. Several days out from the restart of the competition (12 November), the French team has made a number of decisions to better tackle this ... More >>

A Swedish Quarter Final for LE DEFI AREVA

Monday, 4 November 2002, 3:52 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

It’s official. The syndicates ranked first and fifth after the two Round Robins have chosen their opponents for the Quarter-Finals. The Swiss-based Alinghi Challenge has chosen the defending champions, Prada, as their opponents whilst fifth-ranked ... More >>

No surprises for LE DEFI AREVA on the final day

Monday, 4 November 2002, 8:49 am | LE DEFI AREVA

The last race of Round Robin II for LE DEFI AREVA against Oracle BMW Racing held no surprises for the French team. The Americans were bigger, stronger and faster in today’s windy conditions and came home with a comfortable 1.07 minute lead over ... More >>

Image: D-Day For Le Defi Areva

Monday, 4 November 2002, 8:45 am | LE DEFI AREVA

LE DEFI AREVA beat Mascalzone Latino today in a stand off that will see the French pass through to the Quarter Finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup and the Latin Rascals go home to Naples. It was an emotional day for all concerned. More >>

Image: First Victory For Le Defi Areva

Monday, 4 November 2002, 8:36 am | LE DEFI AREVA

LE DEFI AREVA beat OneWorld today to put their first point on the board. After a close round, the Americans fumbled a spinnaker drop, opening a window of opportunity for the French team. LE DEFI AREVA raced a faultless race this morning and were able ... More >>

No American Dream For Le Defi Areva

Friday, 1 November 2002, 9:28 am | LE DEFI AREVA

It was Groundhog Day for the French team today as they met Dennis Conner’s Stars & Stripes in perfect sailing conditions on the Hauraki Gulf this morning. The Americans had a better start, sailed better and were without the technical problems ... More >>

AREVA unable to break PRADA’s winning streak

Wednesday, 30 October 2002, 9:16 am | LE DEFI AREVA

After four days of no racing, today’s programme looked hectic: two regattas for each syndicate and two points up for grabs. Each regatta was shortened to two rounds instead of three, with the first departing at 10.30am and the second scheduled to start at ... More >>

Le Defi Areva Joins The Big Green Clean Up

Friday, 25 October 2002, 9:36 am | LE DEFI AREVA

The French Challenger to the America’s Cup, LE DEFI AREVA, has readily joined in the Auckland Regional Council’s (ARC’s) Big Clean Up in an effort to help scour the harbour and neighbouring streams and give something back to its beautiful host city. More >>

Fast Swedish ÖRM Slithers Away From Le Defi Areva

Friday, 25 October 2002, 9:35 am | LE DEFI AREVA

Magnificent sailing conditions on the Hauraki Gulf today were not enough to help LE DEFI AREVA put a point on the board today. Perfect winds of between 8 – 15 knots meant boat speed was more crucial today than ever before. The Swedes, with their ... More >>

Le Defi Areva Battle First Day Of Round Robin II

Thursday, 24 October 2002, 9:36 am | LE DEFI AREVA

After three legs of clear domination by the Swiss Alinghi Challenge, changeable wind conditions and some clever sail management meant that LE DEFI AREVA entered fully into their first match of the afternoon… just before it was cancelled due to lack ... More >>

LE DEFI AREVA is ready to get back to work

Tuesday, 22 October 2002, 12:29 am | LE DEFI AREVA

The work programme outlined for the break between the Round Robins went according to plan and it was only a matter of waiting for the weather to come right for FRA 69 to go out sailing on the Hauraki Gulf again last Sunday morning. More >>

Evolution, not revolution

Tuesday, 22 October 2002, 12:24 am | LE DEFI AREVA

One day out from the beginning of Round Robin II and LE DEFI AREVA is ready to get back to work. More >>

Image: Mascalzone Latino vs Le Defi Areva

Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:49 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

Mascalzone Latino vs Le Defi Areva More >>

Time To Regroup For Le Defi Areva

Saturday, 12 October 2002, 11:43 pm | LE DEFI AREVA

Not a happy ending for LE DEFI AREVA after a tense rendezvous with Mascalzone Latino on the Hauraki Gulf today. Both teams were desperate to put a point on the board, and were well matched for the ninth day of Louis Vuitton racing. After just over ... More >>

 

 

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