17
Dec 17

Onboard the Maxi Trimaran MACIF

Atlantic Ocean, 46º52’28″N 05º40'54″W

24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.
Francois Gabart breaks Solo Round the World Record.
Departure Sat Nov 4, 2017
Arrival Sun Dec 17, 2017

Solo Round the World Tour 42D 16h 40min 35s
Max Speed 47 knots
Average Speed 27,2 Knots
Max Average in 24hs 35,2 Knots
Max dist traveled 24hs 851 NM
Actual dist traveled 27859,7 NM

Reference Time Records:

Max advance vs Coville’s Record 2799,8 NM
Ouessant / Good Hope 11D 20h 10min
Ouessant / Cape Agulhas 11D 22h 20min
Ouessant / Cape Leeuwin 19D 14h 10min
Ouessant / Cape Horn 29D 03h 15min
Ouessant / Equator turn around 36D 01h 30min
Ocean Pacific Crossing 7D 15h 15min
Cape Horn / Equator 6D 22h 15min
Equator/Equator 30D 4h 45min

Photo assignment for GQ Magazine.

http://www.gqmagazine.fr/tudor/danslapeaude/francoisgabart24 hours with French sailor François Gabart onboard  his 100ft trimaran MACIFdesigned by the VPLP design team, this 30-metre wide, 21 metre wide boat has been designed for solo sailing. A light boat (14.5 tonnes) with very fine hulls.

12
Nov 17

SEAir Mini 747

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’39″N 03º22'09″W

The 6,50m long monohull, ground-breaking Magnum 747 prototype, designed and built by David Raison, was transformed into a flight demonstrator.SEAir Mini 747<br />
The 6,50m long monohull, ground-breaking Magnum 747 prototype, designed and built by David Raison.

10
Oct 17

SOLDO

Global

SoldoBlog

18
Sep 17

YVES PARLIER

La Teste de Buch, Gironde, France 44º36'56″N 01º08'53″W

Arcachon Bay (in French, the Bassin d'Arcachon, and known locally simply as "le Bassin") is a bay of the Atlantic Ocean on the southwest coast of FranceYves Parlier is a French sailor. He is very well known in the offshore sailing world and generally in France, where he was elected France’s top sports personality in 2002. Nicknamed “The extra-terrestrial” for his amazing exploits and capabilities.Yves Parlier is in the same mould as Eric Tabarly, a visionary skipper who plays an active role in the development of top level sailing. He is behind many new and effective solutions in fields as varied as naval architecture, the use of composite materials or the perfecting of systems to aid navigation. In 2014 he launched Beyond the Sea to develop ways of using very large kites for marine propulsion. The aim, of course, is to save energy.

http://www.beyond-the-sea.com

22
Aug 17

Charlie Capelle – Acapella

La Trinité-sur-Mer, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º26’50″N 03º11'52″W

Acapella (the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus) built by Walter Green in 1980 and skippered by Charlie Capelle, preparing to take part in  "La Route du Rhum" 2018, La Trinite-sur-Mer, Brittany, France.Acapella, the sister ship of Mike Birch famous Olympus, built by Walter Green in 1980 and skippered by Charlie Capelle, preparing to take part in “La Route du Rhum” 2018.

http://www.acapellaocean.com/

10
Jul 17

Arcachon Bay

Bassin D'Arcachon, Gironde, France 44º40'48″N 01º08'19″W

COUV 558ok.inddPhoto assignment for Voiles et Voiliers.

24
Jun 17

The Queen Mary 2 passing Groix Island

Kerroch, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º40’10″N 03º31'02″W

The Queen Mary 2 passing Groix Island, on her way to Saint Nazaire for the start of the centennial Transat "The Bridge 2017", a historic transatlantic race between her and a fleet of giant trimarans. The Queen Mary 2 passing Groix Island, on her way to Saint Nazaire for the start of the centennial Transat “The Bridge 2017″, a historic transatlantic race between her and a fleet of giant trimarans.

02
Jun 17

Damen Shiprepair

Dunkerque, Nord, France 51º03'05″N 02º21'38″E

The Ship Calais Seaways at Damen Shiprepair & Conversion, Dunkerque, France.Damen Shiprepair Dunkerque, part of Damen Shipyards Group since 2012, is the only major ship repair yard on the north-east coast of France.
Damen Shiprepair & Conversion has decades of experience in repair, conversion, maintenance, refit and harbour & voyage projects, completing more than 1,500 jobs annually for all types of vessels and platforms. In addition, Damen Shipyards Group delivers up to 180 vessels each year.

Photo assignment for the GICAN. http://www.gican.asso.fr

02
May 17

Maxi Trimaran Sodebo Ultim

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’42″N 03º22'16″W

Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim’, skipper Thomas Coville (FRA)  who has successfully broken the solo round the world record, completing the 28400 nm route in 49 days 3 hours 7 minutes and 38 seconds.Relaunched of the 31m maxi trimaran Sodebo Ultim.

20
Apr 17

NORTHERN BRITTANY WITH PIERRE LE COQ

Northern Brittany

A day with Pierre Le Coq crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's RS:X.A road trip in Northern Brittany with Pierre Le Coq, crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men’s RS:X One Design Windsurfing Class.

Photo assignment for Pierre Le Coq. http://www.pierrelecoq.fr
A day with Pierre Le Coq crowned RSX World Champions in Oman in 2015 and won the Bronze medal for France at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's RS:X.