Entries by CT_LaColloc

Interview with Guillaume Verdier: I’ll never be someone’s boss

Since 2000, Guillaume Verdier’s name has become synonymous with competitive sailing. Ultim, America’s Cup, Imoca, Class40, Mini… Dozens of winning boats bear his signature. A success he doesn’t want to take credit for. Voiles et Voiliers met the architect at his home in Larmor-Baden, where he takes advantage of the calm of this natural setting […]

Emirates Team New Zealand sets a new wind powered land speed record

Two months after Emirates Team NZ first broke the world wind powered speed record, the team has returned to Lake Gairdner and broke the existing mark, which has now been ratified. The official Wind-Powered Land Speed World Record now stands at 225.58km/h (140.17mph). Set in just 23 knots (42km/h) of wind. The previous mark, set […]

The Why not, a 35 m schooner

After four years of underwater exploration from the Arctic to French Polynesia, Emmanuelle and Ghislain Bardout are now turning their attention to the new UNDER THE POLE IV – DEEPLIFE program. From 2021 to 2030, in partnership with scientific teams from around the world, DEEPLIFE will be dedicated to exploring the mesophotic zone of the […]

Rolex Fastnet Race 2023: The Charlie Dalin’s Masterstroke

This 50th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race was a signal for play to begin for the IMOCA fleet in what proved to be a particularly thrilling ride for the 29 competing duos. At every stage of the ranking, the battle was ferocious, offering up some incredible one-on-ones, as evidenced by the duel at the […]

A new Imoca designed by Guillaume Verdier for Elodie Bonafous

In Brest on Wednesday Bertrand Quéguiner and Elodie Bonafous formalized the launch of  Horizon 29 Offshore Racing team which is aiming for the Vendée Globe 2028 with a new Verdier design which expected to launch in January 2025. Tip & Shaft tells you more. While this new project was made official on Wednesday, it is an idea which has been running around for […]

Biotherm complete the leg 4 podium

Skipper Paul Meilhat and his Biotherm team had a long wait to get to the finish on Thursday morning in Newport, Rhode Island. With an initial ETA of 0530 local time, the light overnight winds nearly died completely with the sunrise, leaving the team to battle adverse conditions for a few more hours before they finally glided across […]

The Ocean Race: the boats in the race

While four IMOCA boats are now engaged in the second half of this third leg, GUYOT Environnement – Team Europe is heading for Brazil to be at the start of the fourth leg… Team Holcim – PRB is still in the lead on Thursday, while the fleet is now less than 100 miles apart. As […]

11TH HOUR RACING TEAM claims second place for leg 1 of the Ocean Race

11th Hour Racing Team, sailing onboard its 60-foot IMOCA race boat Mālama, has finished Leg 1 of The Ocean Race 2022-23 in second place. The opening leg of the grueling 31,700 nautical miles (36,500 miles, 58,700 kilometers) around-the-world race took the fleet from Alicante, Spain, to the Cabo Verde island of São Vicente. Crossing the […]

A brand new boat for Maxime Sorel

Maxime Sorel: The big step from being one of the pack to becoming a performer You only have to look at Maxime Sorel’s impressive Class 40 career to know that this 35-year Frenchman is a highly competitive sailor who is more than capable of reaching the podium in major IMOCA races. So far he has […]