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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. ©>>

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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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The signature on a winning boat?

Vendée Globe 2012. Designer Guillame Verdier is one half of the partnership VPLP-Verdier which, prior to the last Vendée Globe, really pushed IMOCA Open 60 design away from the prevailing equation that the biggest, most powerful boats were necessarily the fastest around the Vendée Globe course.

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Sail World – Revolutionary mast has 3D woven carbon mast track

03.05.2012. Revolutionary mast has 3D woven carbon mast track Crédit Photo. Safran Sailing Team Safran, high technology international group and a leading equipment provider in the Aerospace, Defense and Security fields, is also a great sponsor of racing yachts where they are able to test new technology. Their latest experiment is in the manufacture of...