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  • Gabarts New Flying Machine

    Gabarts New Flying Machine

    While it was launched on July 22, SVR-Lazartigue , François Gabart's brand new flying trimaran was baptized with great fanfare two months later, yesterday Monday September 20. In the presence of course of his skipper and his Mer Concept teams, but also of his sponsor Didier Tabary, Founding President of the French cosmetics group Kresk, new owner of the SVR-Lazartigue trimaran  and of the movie star Mélanie Laurent. A star who underlined, for example, one of the key figures...
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  • Maxi Multi Banque Populaire Exits The Shed

    Maxi Multi Banque Populaire Exits The Shed



    Maxi Popular Bank XI
    This morning Armel, Kevin and the Team returned Maxi Popular Bank XI back to the water at Lorient La Base.
    The two skippers will resume training this weekend.









    It's the start of the Maxi Popular Bank XI Latest Campaign

    During the month of August, the Team worked to revise and optimize the trimaran for the Transat Jacques Vabre
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  • The New Line Up Of IMOCA Rocket Ships

    The New Line Up Of IMOCA Rocket Ships

    With less than a week to go, the organising company Azimut is putting the finishing touches to the many details which make the yearly Défi competition such a successful event. Enjoying financial backing from Lorient’s inter-council partnership, technical support from IMOCA and high-quality competition from the 14 teams, there is absolutely no doubt that a major festival of top-level sailing is on the cards from 14 to 19 September. The perfect opportunity then to walk the docks of Lorie...
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  • Yellow Submarine-ish Artwork For 11th Hour Racing

    Yellow Submarine-ish Artwork For 11th Hour Racing

    Since its earliest days, humankind has been intrigued by the power of pictures. The colorful forms and figures our ancestors painted on cave walls are the most ancient storybooks in history, our first works of art. Over millennia, they have passed on tales and traditions, without the use of a single word. A lot has changed for humanity and the planet hosting us since then. Still, storytelling through art is as relevant as ever. Professional offshore sailing team, 11th Hour Racing Team...
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  • 11.2 Gets Wet

    11.2 Gets Wet



    Splash down! We're racking up the milestones this week with our new boat. Our #imoca60 11.2 hit the water for the first time yesterday.
    Next stop - Concarneau, where we'll haul her out at MerConcept for the final work before sailing.











    images©Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing





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  • 11th Hour Racing New IMOCA 60 Comes Out Of the Shed

    11th Hour Racing New IMOCA 60 Comes Out Of the Shed

    THE BIG REVEAL: Greeted by sunshine, rain and rainbows, 11th Hour Racing Team's IMOCA 60 rolled out of the shed CDK Technologies for the first time today. Today marks a significant milestone for 11th Hour Racing Team as our new boat was rolled out of the shed at CDK Technologies. All pix from Amory Ross/11th Hour Racing Team. Concarneau, France (August 9, 2021) After 24 months of research, development, and construction, 11th Hour Racing Team has unveiled its new IMOCA 60, the fi...
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  • Testing François Gabart's New Ultim

    Testing François Gabart's New Ultim



    New outing at sea today on the #TrimaranSVRLazartigue! 25°C, clear sky and a merciful sea,
    all the ingredients were gathered to allow our navigators to fly away.
    At 14 knots of wind, the new Ultim was able to lift over water under the expert control of François Gabart and Tom Laperche.








    First drone flight after hoisting the sails of the SVR Lazartigue trimaran which sets sail! A privile...
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  • CDK Technologies Builders Of Big Fast Things

    CDK Technologies Builders Of Big Fast Things

    CDK TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSTRUCT THE MAIN ELEMENTS OF THE SVR-LAZARTIGUE TRIMARAN Boasting over 35 years’ experience and leading the way in the offshore racing domain, today CDK Technologies is equipped with the very latest state-of-the-art tooling, enabling the yard to produce high-performance composite parts. As such, it was only natural that when François Gabart and MerConcept launched this new trimaran project, they decided to call upon the Breton yard’s experience and expertis...
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  • Gabart's New Blue Beast Emerges

    Gabart's New Blue Beast Emerges

    On board the "SRV-Lazartigue", the navigator intends to beat new records François Gabart launched his new trimaran this Thursday at Concarneau. The SVR-Lazartigue is 32 meters long and weighs 15 tonnes. On board this giant of the seas, the navigator will be at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre on November 7. A giant of the seas. 32 meters long and 23 m wide, with a mast culminating at 35 m, François Gabart's new trimaran, called SVR-Lazartigue, was launched this Thursday. ...
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  • Collision With UFO A Setback For Gitana

    Collision With UFO A Setback For Gitana

    Back to work for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Having set off for offshore training on Friday during the day, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild returned to their home port in Lorient on early Monday morning. After a rapid start to navigation towards the Fastnet lighthouse, the 32-meter giant headed south in the Bay of Biscay. And while it was sailing at high speeds on Sunday morning, the maxi-trimaran collided with an UFO. An encounter which caused damage to the Maxi's central...
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  • Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis
    by Photoboy



    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild relaunched


    Wednesday, may 11, 2022 - Early yesterday morning, the large doors to the Gitana shed were opened to release the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild from her five-month refit. Enjoying a ringside seat, her skipper, Charles Caudrelier, looked on attentively, though his mind is already geared towards the open ocean and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the major meet in the team’s 2022 race schedule. For its 12th
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    05-11-2022, 10:12 AM
  • FlyingNikka Splashes
    by Photoboy
    "FlyingNikkais in the water! Incredible effort by King Marine, project manager Miguel Costa, and all the systems suppliers to get this complex and challenging design first imagined by Roberto Lacorte to the water on a schedule set a year ago. Congratulations and thanks to all."
    Mark Mills






    Designed by a team coordinated by Irish designer Mark Mills of Studio Mills Design, FlyingNikka , 19 meters long and equipped with latest generation...
    05-07-2022, 09:42 AM
  • Elevator And Rudder Rake For Nacra 17
    by Photoboy
    Fresh for Paris 2024, the Nacra 17 fleet will debut two upgrades to the rudder system in Palma 2022. Following the Tokyo Olympics, an updated elevator and an adjustable rudder rake system were approved by class membership for onward use. Heading toward Palma 2022, teams competing will now be using these updated systems. The updated elevator is much the same as before but has been modified to provide a safer profile to the fleet. It is slightly asymmetric, reducing the amount it pro...
    02-28-2022, 07:09 PM
  • Carbon Footprint Analysis Of IMOCA Build Revealed
    by Photoboy
    Lifting the lid on boat build impacts for a more sustainable industry In brief: Results from top US offshore sailing team’s life cycle assessment of construction of new race boat highlights requirement for radical change in class rules for construction of performance yachts. CO2 footprint of building one offshore boat has increased by two-thirds over the past 10 years: 550 tCO2e, equivalent to construction of 105 midsize cars. 11th Hour Racing Team calls for marine industry emissions and m...
    02-17-2022, 11:12 AM
  • Expanding Hydrogen Into Commercial Cargo Shipping
    by Photoboy
    Energy Observer 2: a new zero-emission ship to meet the objectives of the International Maritime Organization Since its creation, Energy Observer pushes the limits of maritime decarbonation. After having developed an autonomous laboratory vessel with the first complete hydrogen chain, capable of producing its own hydrogen with its surplus of renewable energies, Energy Observer is taking a new step by launching the design of the most representative ship of the maritime transport industry: a multi...
    02-07-2022, 03:03 PM
  • Emirates Team New Zealand Hydrogen Foiling Chase Boat In Fitout Preparing For Launch
    by Photoboy
    Auckland, New Zealand - 6th February 2022 Emirates Team New Zealand’s prototype hydrogen foiling chase boat is in the final stages of a complex fit out prior to its launch in March. The construction of the boat was started in August 2021 at the team’s North Shore build facility, the appendage construction is in its final stages and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain installation is underway at the team’s base in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The construction of the boat ...
    02-07-2022, 02:54 PM
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