(Source: Lancelin) The new Hydroptere.ch boat, which ambition is to revolutionize the sailing world as well as to perpetuate the innovating concept of flying boat, is based in Switzerland, Lausanne, and made its first navigations on the Leman Lake at the end of October 2010. This 35-foot catamaran constitutes a platform laboratory, which main objective … Read more
(Source: Navtec) Great success for Navtec rigged racing legends in the Route du Rhum race. In the ULTIME class Francis Joyon came 2nd on Idec with its Navtec Bi conic, Z system Kevlar and PBO while Thomas Coville came 3rd on Sodebo with Navtec Hydraulic and Lewmar equipment . In the 60’ IMOCA Class, Rolland … Read more
As the Maxi Trimaran Banque Populaire V awaits a weather window to start her assault on the Trophée Jules Verne, team manager and crew member Kevin Escoffier gives us a unique tour of the 45 meter mast built by Lorima. It towers over the 130’ long center float – which has to be able to withstand up … Read more
First footage of the Oman A100 Tri breakage and Sidney’s rescue. Wild.
Final preparations are underway in St. Malo for the 87 (!) skippers in this year’s edition of the Route de Rhum, starting tomorrow PM. Follow it here .
A closer look at an interpretation of the new AC72 by the defending team.
For you guys who are interested finer details of the AC72 and AC45, you will have to wait until the 30th September and 30th October respectively for the full design rules to be released. This is what we know from the protocol released today in terms of the Masts / Wings. 1. For the Match, … Read more
All of last week we have been glued to the coverage of the C Class ‘Little Americas Cup’ Championships. With the announcement of the Americas Cup protocol and yacht type due on the 13th September, we couldn’t help but think that we were looking at a miniature version of what the future holds for THE … Read more
(Source: Future Fibres) On Tuesday morning. Skipper Sidney Gavignet completed the circumnavigation of the British Isles in record time – bringing the Future Fibres rigged 100’ Trimaran home an incredible 1 day and 15 hours under the previous single handed record. In fact, Sidney also beat the outright record set by Steve Fosset and crew … Read more
UPDATE: More bad luck for Steve Clark and Aethon as they broke their wing on leg one, race one of the C-Class Champs. Check the footage, courtesy of Sailing Anarchy who are covering the event live: Ok, turn down the lights, lock the door and get yourself over to http://www.littleac.com/ for some great pictures of the … Read more