The Rolex Sydney Hobart Race, the last major yacht race of 2017, is set to begin on Tuesday, and this already has been Guillaume Verdier’s year. Verdier, a velvet-voiced Frenchman who likes his desk messy and his conscience clear, remains eager to deflect credit elsewhere, but his creative streak has contributed to quite a winning...
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Team NZ’s Guillaume Verdier – ‘bit nuts’ designer who lifted 2021 America’s Cup boats out of the water
“I’m sure if there are things that are not going to work, we will fix it with the time we have.” So says Guillaume Verdier, when the New York Times asks the Team New Zealand boat designer if the new America’s Cup boats will actually work. The Frenchman has led the America’s Cup in such...
Comanche, the innovative record-breaking 100 foot maxi yacht designed by VPLP and Guillaume Verdier and launched in 2014 for Jim and Kristy Clark, has been sold to Australian Jim Cooney. ©Sailingscuttlebutt
What do the America’s Cup monohull concept and the new Volvo Ocean Race yacht concept have in common? The same naval architect, Guillaume Verdier. He is the one that is designing the new foiling VOR and the one that is mostly responsible for the new monohull concept for the new America’s Cup Monohull. ©Sailingscuttlebutt
The Italian duo, Massimo Juris and Pietro Luciani on Colombre XL became the first of the amateur duos to finish in the Class40 of the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre, when they crossed the line in the Bay of All Saints early on Friday morning. ©Sail-World
(November 10th, 2017) – Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 Team are setting out on a new challenge – breaking the record from Hong Kong to London, retracing the 13.000 miles of the Tea Route. ©sailingscuttlebutt
HAMILTON, Bermuda — New Zealand is one victory away from repossessing the America’s Cup, which is minimal assurance for Kiwi fans who watched through their fingers as Oracle Team USA put a fist through the top of its own coffin and came from very far down to win in 2013. ©NyTimes >> But there is...
Guillaume Verdier weighs in on the monohull vs multihull debate – and the challenges of designing a boat for ‘relentless’ sailors
A closer look at Alex Thomson’s Vendée Globe foil-borne Hugo Boss The 2016/7 Vendée Globe race will go down as one dominated by two very different sailors, Frenchman Armel Le Cléac’h and Briton Alex Thomson in two critically different yachts. ©Yachtingworld.com>>
The skippers are better prepared than ever, but the new generation foil borne IMOCA 60s will require more physical and mental endurance than ever before. ©SailingWorld
Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 team ready to return to the ocean on the world’s first trimaran featuring a centreboard with a horizontal load bearing surface on its end to boost lift and stability Giovanni Soldini and the Maserati Multi70 trimaran team are ready to tackle the 2016 racing season, thanks to their own contribution to the...
(July 28, 2016) – Comanche, the 100 foot racing yacht owned by Jim Clark and Kristy Hinze-Clark, has successfully set a new monohull transatlantic record of 5 days, 14 hours, 21 minutes 25 seconds. Sources : SailingScuttlebutt>>
Giovanni Soldini prepares for the upcoming racing season while the Maserati Multi70 is on the water at Lorient in her sleek new livery. Atlantic testing to begin in the coming days. Maserati Multi70 is back on the water at the team’s base at Lorient in Brittany. Looking absolutely pristine, the futuristic trimaran, which stretches 21.2m in...
In late 2013, the members of Gitana Team embark on an adventure that is as thrilling as it is complex: overhauling the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, a 70-footer initially built to race in crewed configuration on a one-design circuit, in a bid to become the first flying offshore trimaran. It is an ambitious project.
A dramatic finale to Australia’s Sydney to Hobart sailing race saw the American yacht Comanche mount an unlikely comeback to claim victory. ©BBC>>
There’s going to be new skipper in the 2016 Vendée Globe and his boat will probably be prepared by the twice winner of the event. With just over a year to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, Andrea Mura’s brand new VPLP-Verdier designed boat was put up for sail and has already found...
Let’s see a new line of breathtaking photos ! Isn’t it ? ©Yvan Zedda / BPCE
Transat Jacques Vabre : M-1!
The new HUGO BOSS yacht came out the shed today, after a 2 year process of design and build she is preparing to go into the water for the first time.
Launched on 7 August in Vannes, after an eleven-month build at the Multiplast yard, le Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild was able to put in her first tacks just ten days later offshore of the team’s base in Lorient. However, on Monday of this week, thanks to a boisterous low off the north-west tip of Brittany,...