Posts tagged racing yacht

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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.

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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.

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Oct 18

Yoann Richomme and the Black Mamba

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º32’42″N 03º18'48″W

The Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) Black Mamba for the skipper Yoann Richomme training for the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe 2018.Last opportunities for Yoann Richomme to test single-handed set-up in race mode his Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) “Black Mamba” – “Veedol” ahead of November’s solo transatlantic Route du Rhum race from St Malo to Guadeloupe.
The Lift 40 was built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group, Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.

Photo assignment for Yoann Richomme.

http://www.yoannrichomme.fr
Onboard The Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) Black Mamba-Veedol with the skipper Yoann Richomme training for the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe 2018.

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Jun 18

Yoann Richomme Class 40 Launch

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’39″N 03º22'10″W

Launch of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) "Black Mamba" for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group, Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.Launch of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) “Black Mamba” for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 built at Gepeto Composite and designed by Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group.

Photo assignment for Yoann Richomme
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May 18

Gepeto Composite – Class 40

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’44″N 03º22'03″W

Preparation of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 at Gepeto Composite.<br />
Gepeto Composites is based in Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.Construction is now well underway at Gepeto Composite for the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) designed by naval architect Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group for the skipper Yoann Richomme and due for launch in June. The ultimate goal for the boat is the 2018 Route du Rhum, starting on the 4 of November.

https://gepetocomposite.com/
Preparation of the Lift 40 ( Class 40 ) for the skipper Yoann Richomme before the Route du Rhum 2018 at Gepeto Composite.<br />
Gepeto Composites is based in Lorient Keroman Submarine Base, Brittany, France.

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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.

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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.

08
Mar 17

MACIF Trimaran re launched

Lorient, Morbihan, Brittany, France 47º43’40″N 03º22'09″W

French sailor François Gabart and his 100ft trimaran MACIF designed 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.The MACIF trimaran returned to sea on Wednesday 8 March, after a 4-month winter refit. In addition to checking all the parts of the boat, it mainly involved improving ergonomics. The most visible area of work carried out by the technical team focused on completely protecting the cockpit.

Being able to sail safely in dry surroundings is essential for the first single-handed round the world, which Francois Gabart is preparing to sail towards the end of the year. “Last year, we partially closed-off the cockpit. We have taken this idea further this year, with a porthole and composite bulkhead system that provides the helmsman with better. The cockpit is now completely closed. I want to be able to pilot the boat without worrying about my own safety”, explains Francois, who is satisfied with the result. This new feature must now be tested at sea!

Although the single-handed round the world record attempt is the main goal this season, Francois Gabart and Macif are also preparing for The Bridge. This race with crew will see four maxi-trimarans (Actual, Idec Sport, MACIF and Sodebo) race alongside the giant Queen Mary 2 liner, between St. Nazaire and New York (start 25 June). “The line-up will be splendid. We will be racing against Idec, which has just sailed round the world in 41 days with crew, and Sodebo, which did it in 49 days single-handed – two boats that have left their hallmark on the history of sailing”, says Francois gleefully.

For the MACIF skipper this Transat will be a new chance to further his knowledge of his 30 metre trimaran. “Right from the start, with Macif, I’ve had the following approach: each racing event serves as preparation for the next. The Bridge will prepare our round the world, which in turn will prepare the Route du Rhum 2018. Our dynamic is always to learn more and perform through progress. We do this to balance out the short-term and the long-term.”

www.macifcourseaularge.com

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Jan 17

Vendée Globe 2016 – 2017 Arrival

Les Sables d'Olonne, Vendée, France 46º29’30″N 1º47’40″W

Armel Le Cléac'h crossed the Vendée Globe finish line today, setting a new Vendee Globe and solo round-the-world record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 secondsArmel Le Cléac’h crossed the Vendée Globe finish line, setting a new Vendee Globe and solo round-the-world record of 74 days, 3 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds and Alex Thomson crossed the finish line in 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds, Alex Thomson has become the fastest British sailor on that route.
Alex crossed the Vendée Globe finish line this morning in 74 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes and 15 seconds