Category Luxe

25
Nov 19

EXCESS 15 SEA TRIAL

Excess catamaran 15.<br />
Excess world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.Photo assignment for CNB Yacht Builders – Excess Catamarans.

08
Oct 19

Excess 12 Sea Trial

Canet-en-Roussillon, Pyrénées-Orientales, France 42º42’02″N 3º04'06″E

Excess catamaran 12.<br />
Excess world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.Photo assignment for CNB Yacht Builders – Excess Catamarans.

20
Sep 19

Onboard the IMOCA 60 Groupe Apicil

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º29’02″N 05º17'02″W

Onboard the IMOCA 60 Groupe Apicil with skippers: Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme during the 48 hours race Le Défi Azimut. Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France.Onboard the IMOCA 60 Groupe Apicil, skippers: Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme during the 48 hours race Defi Azimut.
The Défi Azimut is an atypical event in the offshore race world. It’s the meeting between the IMOCA class which gathers together the skippers of the Vendée Globe and the Lorient-based company Azimut. It also aims to combine performance, innovation and strategy. It combines the best level of sailing competition with a lot of friendliness.

With just over a month to go to the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, the event was a test for many of the boats, whether they were old or new, foilers or not. There was a lot to see at every level and the weather conditions were ideal.

Out of the twenty boats ranked at the finish, there were 12 foilers and 8 non-foilers, three of which made it to the top ten.

Rankings for the 48-hour race
1. Charal (Beyou-Pratt): 1d 18h 43 mins 46s (foils)
2. PRB (Escoffier-Lunven): 1d 20h 08 mins 52s (foils)
3. 11th Hour (Enright-Bidegorry): 1d 20h 45 mins 47s (foils)
4. Maitre CoQ IV (Bestaven-Jourdain): 1d 21h 19 mins 08s (foils)
5. Groupe Apicil (Seguin-Richomme): 1d 22h 11 mins 26s (daggerboards)
6. Banque Populaire X (Cremer-Le Cleac’h): 1d 22h 16 mins 51s (daggerboards)
7. Initiatives Cœur (Davies-Meilhat): 1d 22h 18 mins 31s (foils)
8. MACSF (Joschke-Lagraviere): 1d 23h 42 mins 27s (foils)
9. V&B Mayenne (Sorel-Le Brec): 2d 00h 14 mins 48s (daggerboards)
10. Bureau Vallee 2 (Burton-Beaudart): 2d 00h 20 mins 54s (foils)

Photo assignment for the Groupe APICIL

https://www.groupe-apicil.com/nos-engagements/sponsoring-voile/
Onboard the IMOCA 60 Groupe Apicil with skippers: Damien Seguin and Yoann Richomme during the 48 hours race Le Défi Azimut. Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France.

22
Jul 19

Excess 15 CNB First Navigation

Bordeaux, Gironde, France 44º52’39″N 0º32'14″W

Excess15CNBBlog1Photo assignment for CNB Yacht Builders – Excess Catamarans.Come into the EXCESS world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.

14
Jun 19

Excess 12 CNB First Navigation

Bordeaux, Gironde, France 44º51’32″N 0º33'01″W

Excess12CNBBlogPhoto assignment for CNB Yacht Builders – Excess Catamarans.Come into the EXCESS world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.

28
May 19

Bordeaux

Bordeaux, Gironde, France 44º50’29″N 0º34'08″W

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France.<br />
It is the capital of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, as well as the prefecture of the Gironde department.Stroll the most graceful streets in France, eat well, drink better and then have the liveliest possible time in a city lately in touch with its Latin side. .
The centre had a grandiose 18th-century harmony unmatched in Europe. It seemed quite possible that the French Revolution never made it this far. Poor people looked rich and rich people didn’t look at all. But the city felt haughty and aloof. It had also grown shabby round the edges. No longer. Bordeaux has had the renovators in with a vengeance – restoring noble façades, installing trams and reclaiming from dereliction the vast swathe of riverbank. There are few more graceful urban sights in France than the miroir-d’eau reflecting the splendid Palais-de-la-Bourse.

10
May 19

CNB Boat Builders

Bordeaux, Gironde, France 44º51’43″N 0º32'24″W

Come into the EXCESS world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.The construction of CNB yachts is based on the incorporation of all the know-how within their boatbuilding yard located in Bordeaux on an outstanding site. From design to launch, the teams work with a constant concern for a job well done. Whether it is a sailing yacht or a motor-yacht, a one-off or a semi-custom, they adopt only seaworthy, durable and functional solutions. Elegance then results from the sum of a multitude of details. Sometimes imperceptible individually, their amalgamation forms a coherent and harmonious whole. They make CNB yacht builders a unique provenance.

Photo assignment for CNB Yacht Builders.Come into the EXCESS world and explore perfectly designed catamarans inspired by racing for cruising pleasure.

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.

10
Oct 17

SOLDO

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10
Jul 17

Arcachon Bay

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

COUV 558ok.inddPhoto assignment for Voiles et Voiliers.