Entries by CT_LaColloc

First transatlantic sailing speed record in a Mini 6.50

“It is unbelievable, I never did expect that I would be along side other sailing greats”expressed Jay. “Looking back at all the years it took to achieve this Mini project, I am happy that after the second attempt it was a success. The feeling of accomplishment hasn’t quite set in yet, but one thing is […]

ULTIM. GITANA launches construction of new maxi-trimaran

  The announcement was eagerly awaited. It is a new maxi-trimaran that the Gitana Team is going to build. Designed by Guillaume Verdier’s team and the Gitana design team, Gitana 18 is due to be launched in September 2025. With 150 years of maritime history, the Gitana boats are undeniably part of the history of […]

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 […]