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  • Gitana Pulls Out Of Ultim Class

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    It's official, the Gitana stable, is retiring from the Ultim 32/23 Class formerly the Ultim Collective. No. They will be part of it along this year. A decision taken Atlantiques partner after the Brest won by Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild .

    The Reasons for this separation are Numerous purpose are very much due to the difficulty of the teams to find a common denominator around Themselves Gold common vision facing Their Particular interests. In addition, the difference in levels entre les boats and Their different development stage aussi does not help to find the right balance. The tense discussions around the famous "skate wing" Supporting the flat under the central hull, Was undoubtedly the drop of water That made the vase overflow. A pioneer, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Was the first to ACQUIRE this skate wing before Macif And Then Banque Populaire do la même.entre discussions aim at limiting the teams avocation Their size Convinced the Gitana Team That We Were try trying to restrain Their Maxi in ict development and performance without counting the discussions around the enslavement of the foils.

    Technical differences and a collective That Would not be so "collective" As That therefore led the Gitana Team to Withdraw. The team will HOWEVER Participate with the other Ultimate in The Transat. Then at the end of the year, she will try to beat the Jules Verne Trophy record in a crew of 6 with enslaved foils.

    After a first victory on the Rolex Fastnet and was much more convincing second on the Brest Atlantiques, the maxi Edmond de Rothschild Was undoubtedly the last best performing in 2019 with Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier in the front of François Gabart's trimaran Macif , Sodebo Ultim3 by Thomas Coville and Actual Leader by Yves Le Blevec.

    Brest The Atlantic was a success for the entire class that Ultim forget the many breaks in the Route du Rhum. Two new ships are under construction: the new trimaran Macif and the new Banque Populaire with Armel le Cleac'h. Three potential buyers are in the running to buy the current trimaran Macif . The Sodebo Ultim 3 starts, should come out with a "skate wing" and its performance is expected on The Transat. It could also try a Jules Verne Trophy season. A planetary regatta between the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and Sodebo Ultim 3 as the duel between Idec and Spindrift in 2015, could be amazing.
    See the development of these Ultim, we say that finally, the results are rather positive. And more than ever, we approach more flight off. It will not remove the Gitana stable does having thought there first. Collective or not.
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