No announcement yet.

Coville's Water Buggy Relaunches!


  • Coville's Water Buggy Relaunches!

    The Sodebo Voile Team is proud to announce the launch of Sodebo Ultim 3. This April 20, 2022 the season will be able to begin.

    At dawn, a clear sky and mercury stuck at the foot of the thermometer accompanied the team when installing appendices - central saffron and drift - before making a last flight, with a crane, to find its element at Lorient La Base

    After the installation of the master, the boils and sails, the team will finalize the preparation of the giant trimaran in the last week. Then it will be time to go shoot my first edges and attack the training program for the sports season.

    A 200 days from the departure of the Route du Rum which will launch from Saint-Malo on November 6, there is still work to do.
    For Thomas: "In a team, when you feel in the right place, it's strong." Each individuality of the team realizes that the piece they thought, designed and made will find its place in the boat to create a everything. At this point, everything converges. And everyone's efforts are rewarded."

    Yves Mignard, head of the study office, delivers you some secrets on Sodebo Ultim 3: "Work has taken place on the operation of electronic and hydraulic systems - including the optimization of the distribution. Energy consumption on board is optimized with solar panels installation. As for aerodynamism, the transformation of the more-profile cockpit allows to improve the flow on the central shell and will give a "plate effect" on the sails. Finally, Sodebo Ultim 3 will host new foils mid-May for a more stable and faster flight.

    And Thomas concluded: "I think this is the biggest construction site, and the most beautiful construction site we have done." It matches the boat and its atypical appearance. At the initial watering hole in 2019, we felt it would offer a field of huge possibilities. It was designed to be evolutionary in the long run. And it all came true this winter. Now I can't wait to go sailing.

      Posting comments is disabled.

    Latest Articles


    • The French Return To America's Cup Competition
      by Photoboy

      The organisers of the 37th America’s Cup welcome the Soci?t? nautique de Saint-Tropez and their representative team K-Challenge Racing as a challenger for the 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona in 2024 and led by Stephane Kandler and Bruno Dubois.

      Their Challenge was previously accepted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron and they have now chosen to formally announce their entry and confirm they are ready to proceed with their campaign.

      01-03-2023, 09:58 AM
    • Burning Rubber In OZ
      by Photoboy

      Lake Gairdner - 5th December 2022

      After what has seemed like endless weather delays over the past couple of months, finally Horonuku got to stretch its legs on a dry Lake Gairdner with breeze that is edging closer into the required zone for world record attempts.

      The promising weather forecast coupled with reports of a dry lake was enough for the Landspeed
      12-05-2022, 12:49 PM
    • Dates Confirmed For AC37
      by Photoboy
      AC37 Event Limited (ACE) today confirmed both the intended race area and the race dates for the America’s Cup Match 2024.

      The Racing Area for both the Challenger Selection Series and the America’s Cup Match itself have now been agreed with Barcelona’s Capitan Maritimo and are set to the south of the City along Barcelona’s beachfront, affording the perfect natural viewing gallery right along the coastline for spectators.

      A permanent
      11-30-2022, 10:28 AM
    • Rudder Jumpers The Latest Twist For Stowaways
      by Photoboy
      Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder

      By Mattea Bubalo
      BBC News

      Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say.
      A photo shared by the coastguard shows the men sitting on the rudder at the oil tanker's stern, their feet less than a metre away from the water.
      They were taken to hospital at the tanker's destination in Gran Canaria and treated
      11-29-2022, 10:29 AM
    • Little Alcatraz Parkup
      by Photoboy

      On Saturday morning, a powerboat parked itself up upon Little Alcatraz around 9:55 AM
      \One man, one woman and 3 dogs were aboard.

      SFPD marine unit, USCG Helo and Vessel Assist rendered aide and got the boat off the rock with no injuries and apparently no environment impacts. ( tell that to the crushed mussels)

      We now resume the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
      11-27-2022, 12:44 PM
    • Implementing A Solution
      by Photoboy

      Auckland - 25th November 2022

      Just days ago, Emirates Team New Zealand buried the bow of their AC40 while testing in waves on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, which resulted in damage to the forward sections of the hull and deck structure. While the on-water team was recovering the yacht and returning to dock, the team’s engineers immediately began reviewing onboard data to identify the root cause of the issue.

      11-25-2022, 10:32 AM