Entries by CT_LaColloc

Flying offshore, a dream… a reality (ENG)

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.

Andrea Mura’s new boat has been sold

There’s going to be new skipper in the 2016 Vendée Globe and his boat will probably be prepared by the twice winner of the event.  With just over a year to go to the start of the Vendée Globe, Andrea Mura’s brand new VPLP-Verdier designed boat was put up for sail and has already found […]

Gitana Team : Foil attitude – Video

Launched on 7 August in Vannes, after an eleven-month build at the Multiplast yard, le Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild was able to put in her first tacks just ten days later offshore of the team’s base in Lorient. However, on Monday of this week, thanks to a boisterous low off the north-west tip of Brittany, […]

Fit for service!

After an eleven-month build at the Multiplast yard in Vannes, the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild hit the water for the first time last Friday 7 August. However, this initial contact with the liquid element was in no way synonymous with the start of sea trials. Indeed, launched without a keel or a mast, the 60-footer […]

StMichel-Virbac monohull to be built by Multiplast

Last April, Jean-Pierre Dick and his sponsors announced their return to monohull racing with the goal of taking part in the Ocean Masters events between 2015 and 2017, the highlight of which will be the Vendée Globe 2016. Designed by Verdier VPLP, StMichel-Virbac will be built at the Vannes Multiplast boatyard. The new boat will […]

C Foil on starboard, L foil on port for Gitana Team’s trimaran

As with the first T-foil rudders, this second phase of modifications is the fruit of a close collaboration between Antoine Koch and Gitana Team’s design office, naval architect Guillaume Verdier and New Zealander Jamie France, American Bobby Kleinschmit as well as the Pure Design company, the latter being members of Team New Zealand. ©SeaSailSurf >>

An ambitious collaboration serving the new generation IMOCA

The birth of an efficient, innovative boat is the not result of one man’s work. The architects, both VPLP and Cabinet Verdier, realised this in 2005 when they co-signed the paternity of the first Safran IMOCA. Collaboration is at the heart of the design, serving competitive sailing. Some of the VERDIER – VPLP architects who attended […]

IMOCA – Changements de propriétaires

Avec la fin de la Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, la classe IMOCA se projette maintenant vers l’avenir avec au sommaire, l’imminence de la Barcelona World Race, puis à l’horizon 2016 le prochain Vendée Globe. © Imoca Ocean Masters

New builder for Verdier Class40

Louis Burton, skipper of the IMOCA 60 Bureau Vallee in the last Vendee Globe, has taken over production of the Guillaume Verdier-designed Class 40, previously known as the Tyker Evolution 3 when it was built by FR Nautisme. ©DailySail >>