The Pogo Foiler is a production prototype, designed to create an off-the-shelf Mini 6.50 that can compete in the experimental prototype class. François Tregouet reports Since the Pogo 1 was launched in 1997, the Pogo Structures yard in Brittany has won ten out of the last 12 Mini Transat 6.50 races (the single-handed transatlantic race […]
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On the 2016 race Thomas Ruyant was lying eighth when his IMOCA60 memorably hit a floating object hard while he was west of New Zealand. With his boat progressively splitting in half he nursed it into Bluff, New Zealand. Now Ruyant is back armed with a well sorted Verdier design LinkedOut which has proven highly potent. Third […]
Guillaume Verdier’s work at the moment seems to span everything from the America’s Cup, where he continues to innovate as a key naval architect with Emirates Team New Zealand, to IMOCA where he has contributed foil design for Sam Davies and others, there are two freshly launched Vendée Globe boats for Thomas Ruyant and Charlie Dalin preparing to take on […]
25 knots in the Strait of Bonifacio. Flat sea. Perfect conditions. Time to sail. Fast. Designed on a new generation hull derived from the Imoca 60 by Guillaume Verdier and Axel de Beaufort, this state-of-the-art ship is halfway between racing and cruising, combining a bespoke elegant design with sailing performances. The hull is […]
Transat Jacques Vabres 2019 Le Havre-Rio. First race and first success for Apivia, the latest IMOCA Designed by Guillaume Verdier and his Team. Congratulation to Charlie Dalin, Yann Elies and the Mer Concept team. ADvens takes the 4th place after an amazing come back during the race. A great performance, only 8 weeks after launching. […]
2 Renowned Naval Architects To create this high-performance sailboat, which is to be sailed either fully crewed or short handed, Jeanneau enlisted not one, but two renowned naval architects: Daniel Andrieu and Guillaume Verdier. Daniel Andrieu, the naval architect behind the Sun Fast line since its inception, is a proven expert in optimizing for the […]
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 […]
“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.