Entries by CT_LaColloc

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 […]

The Making of Mālama, 11th Hour Racing’s Ocean Flyer

From the hull shape, to the dynamic foils, durable sails and advanced systems of 11th Hour Racing’s IMOCA 60, every area of this around-the-world machine has been optimized. Now it’s up to the sailors to get it to its full potential. “The marine environment is harsher than any other, even outer space; the salt, wind, […]

Pogo Foiler: Designed By Guillaume Verdier, This little racing machine will take the Mini Transat to another level

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 […]

Thomas Ruyant, unfinished Vendée Globe business and among the favourites

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 […]

The new Nacira 69

    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 […]

2019, another year of success for Guillaume Verdier and his team !

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. […]

Jeanneau launches new Sun Fast 3300 with Guillaume Verdier

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 […]

Guillaume Verdier Helps Design the Future of Yacht Racing

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 […]

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

Franck Cammas décrypte le futur AC75 de la Coupe de l’America

Franck Cammas était présent sur le Salon Nautique de Paris le 2 décembre 2017 aux côtés de Christophe Vassas, Directeur France de l’Activité Marine Suzuki. L’occasion pour les deux hommes d’officialiser le renouvellement de leur partenariat pour la 36e Coupe de l’America. Mais aussi l’occasion pour le skipper de nous donner son point de vue […]

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

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 

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