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Comanche finds new owner Down Under

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

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The Man Behind the Madness

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

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Transat Jacques Vabre – The race of the amateurs

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 

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Record Attempt: Hong Kong to London

(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

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For the Kiwis, a Win Could Mean Rewriting Rules for the Next America’s Cup

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...

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What’s behind the design of Alex Thomson’s Vendée Globe racer Hugo Boss?

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>>

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Imocas, from the old to the new generation of boats. By Guillaume Verdier.

Aiming for light, powerful boats. The evolution of Verdier/VPLP IMOCA over three generations 2007-2008: First generation In 2007, I was part of the K Challenge design team for the America’s Cup in Valencia. In collaboration with Bernard Nivetl, I designed hulls that were very wide at the bow and stern, with very steep sides. In...

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VENDEE GLOBE: THE TEST OF THE FOILERS

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

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Maserati Multi70 ocean-bound and in full flight

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...

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Comanche Crushes Transatlantic Record

(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>>

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Maserati Multi70: into the water, ready to fly

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...

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Flying offshore, a dream… a reality (ENG)

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.

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Andrea Mura’s new boat has been sold

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...

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THE NEW HUGO BOSS YACHT #BLACKISBACK

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.