Posts tagged offshore

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.

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.

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.

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

10
Jul 17

Arcachon Bay

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

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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.