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  • Coville's New Tri Emerges delivers the goods!

    Thomas Coville has unveiled its new trimaran, Sodebo the Ultim 3 in Vannes where it's out of the multiplast yard in style to an audience cam to discover the number on Saturday.

    Thomas Coville had assured: his trimaran would be unlike any other and would be revolutionary. This is the case with the cockpit in front of the mast which gives way to the back to the sea. What will change how to navigate.

    A group of experts, architects, sailors and people of different backgrounds to imagine a different boat. The key to the mass centralization. A reflection that comes from the automotive world and the trimaran with the overhang of the weights forward engendered a virtuous circle to design the platform, appendages and imagine the flying boat tomorrow the better.

    To draw this boat, Renaud Bañuls has also been working with Vincent Lauriot-Prevost, GSEA Design, Hervé Devaux and Martin Fischer. " To imagine a boat like this one, We Did not want it in the hands of one Knowing goal the result of joined work Where everyone can express Themselves. Who says new boat, Said new methods and why not a design team with people I Had coasted to Their expertise. By setting up this Design team, I Knew He Was going to-have me explain to Several People That I Had the taste in the mouth, music, the picture I Had in mind. The transcription of the act is quite disproportionation . There aren't Many acts That measure 32m long and 23 m wide and 34 high! "

    " Having the cockpit before the mast will Dramatically Improve the maneuverability of the ship. The cabin is fully integrated and Resembles an airplane cockpit. This is not a small change and I'm pretty proud.
    We remember in the 50s Were the drivers in the back of Their aircraft. they protected Themselves with small glasses and a leather helmet, it was very romantic. and Then one day, they Realized que la more we Grew on the wings, the more it Answered. it's the Saami with Sodebo Ultim 3 .

    The cockpit Represents 20% of the mass of the boat Was advanced 7 meters from the previous Sodebo and the boat's center of gravity of 1.20 meters. This is what everything else and everything Determined HAS found icts up in harmony.

    In all motor sports, mass centralization is a database of aerodynamics and hydrodynamics.
    At vision, perception, balance and benchmarks, I'll be closer to the bow and spray. But when it circulates in a plane, the closer to the center of gravity, the less is heckled and biased. We will see the first sailing but the goal is more comfortable.

    The concept of control, it is found in the integrated cockpit in the front arm will give a completely different view of how to navigate.
    From the start, the boat is very conservative. We have not wanted to make a flying boat. It will progress as and. "

    A racing yacht off decidedly atypical
    "Bold and ambitious! These Are The Words That best Characterize this new boat. I do not think we are right or wrong purpose we dare to try something different. When we lancé studies to confirm que la idea Was feasible , things are combined together without Compromising. When you ask yourself the question 'why-have we not done this before? "It's a good idea that we've had a good idea, because I've had a lot of ideas, I've gotten to the design team, I 've got my perception, my way, my way to navigate. It's very radical, we have to question in my corner , Navigate,
    I find it very clean boat.When going to tame it and put it in the water, it'll be something to see in its entirety. "

    " We wanted this new boat is clean with fairly taut lines, with lighter decor in color with a white connotation Sodebo ULTIM 2. There Was a real desire Sodebo to add a human dimension it reads in the symbolic. The final look of the boat on which Sodebo printed his leg with these figures and the ampersand is successful. "

    The boat of the program
    it looks dense crewed and solo with 14 beds and 3 world tours.
    • March 14 launching (date to be confirmed depending on the weather)
    • Week of March 18 to 22: static test = dock to tension
    • last week of March: first sailing and sea trials of instrumentation
    and extent of training programs Intensified
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  • #2
    Yachts and Yachting Article

    Chris Raymond of Yachts & Yachting pens this article:

    Round the world in 40 days – Thomas Coville unveils radical new foiling maxi-tri

    Leading (and steering) from the front. Is Sodebo 3 the boat to retake the multihull single-hander record for Thomas Coville?

    “This boat is crazy, it’s going to be like nothing you’ve ever seen before,” says Thomas Coville when we catch up with him at Helly Hansen HQ in Oslo a few days before the grand unveiling of his new 32m Ultim foiling trimaran. “To be honest, it frightens me a little bit, because I don’t even know how I’m going to be able to steer it or trim the sails.”
    Hang on… that’s one of the world’s most experienced round-the-world yachtsmen talking. One of only five people in the world to single-hand a multihull around the globe – his 49 days 3hr circumnavigation on the 4th attempt smashing the earlier record to pieces – and even he’s alarmed about what this latest €10m investment from long-term backer Sodebo has the potential to deliver.

    Now we can show you why, because today – Saturday 2 March – Thomas has thrown open the doors to the yard in Morbihan, France, that’s built his new deep ocean weapon. Until now under a veil of extreme secrecy.
    The boat many thought was going to be a sister-vessel to Banque Populaire is nothing of the sort. Far from a carbon-fibre copy of a racing yacht that came unstuck in such spectacular fashion in November when crashing water smashed off one of its sponsons, the new Sodebo 3 is more radical than anyone outside the team would have dared to presume. From the computer simulations at least, say Coville and the team that designed it, this boat has all the makings of a game-changer.

    The triple hulls came from the same moulds as Banque Populaire, but that’s where the similarities begin and end. And here’s the thing we can’t hold out from mentioning any longer – the cockpit and cabin are at the ‘wrong’ end of the boat, which means Coville will be helming and trimming the mainsail from a position in front of the mast.

    Sportscar enthusiasts familiar with the Porsche 911 will know that moving key components to the other end of a vehicle can produce startling – and winning – results, and in fact Sodebo 3’s unusual configuration stems in part from the fact its 12-strong design team had an automotive engineer on board who was familiar with Porsche’s race-winning Le Mans strategy. It also brought in expertise from the aviation world, as well as bringing together rival designers from the Oracle and Luna Rossa America’s Cup camps. (To begin with the latter ‘looked at each other like dogs and cats’, Thomas reveals with a grin.)

    It’s a far cry from the traditional method of building a racing yacht, which generally starts with a commission from a single naval architect who will oversee the whole concept. And Thomas is reassuringly open about why the new boat happened this way: “It was Sodebo who said to me, look, we will do what you want, but it has to be done differently, because it’s no longer possible for one person to have all the knowledge we need for a project this complicated.”

    So that was it, a team of 12 was convened, and a concept was dreamed up that redraws traditional thinking about how such vessels should be configured.
    “They started by taking off the roof off the cabin so it was like an open boat,” says Thomas, describing the team’s first stab at getting the boom down to deck level, and thus eliminating the turbulence-inducing gap between sail and yacht that reduces efficiency by as much as 25 per cent. “Later we had a meeting when one of the engineers asked if I’d be OK with living and steering in front of the mast,” Thomas recalls. “Sodebo were there too, and they said immediately ‘yes, we want to do that, we don’t want to build an ordinary boat… so that was it.”

    Sodebo 3 will take to the water for the first time in a couple of weeks, at which point Coville and his team will begin to find out whether the computer analysis translates into real world performance.
    Increasing sail efficiency by 25 per cent has meant the mast height has been reduced by 3m improving stability, and the yacht’s radical design is said also to allow the boat to use smaller rudders – creating less drag.

    The result is more speed. Enough speed, says Thomas, to keep the boat ahead of weather systems, and eliminating the traditional need to wait for a succession of depressions to catch the boat up. Sodebo 3 will be faster than the wind between low pressure zones, and for the first time we can choose the weather system we want to sail in, he reckons.

    With sea trials commencing on March 14th, the boat has a packed schedule ahead of it. Over the next four years there are three circumnavigations and 14 transatlantic races and record attempts planned – not to mention the Fastnet Race for which the boat is entered this August.
    Will this be the boat to take Coville around the world in less than 40 days, and reclaim the multi-hull single-hander record in the process? This boat is the first of a new generation that makes that time-frame possible, he says, and has confirmed that will be the goal for both crewed and single-handed attempts.
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    • #3
      Hard to wrap head around the helm being fore of the mast.


      • #4
        That is some XXX boat porn shit right there!
        ~Every cloud has a silver lining (except for the mushroom shaped ones, which have a lining of Iridium & Strontium 90)~