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.
The forms below the waterline, the size of the floats… at first glance, the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild is the same boat as that which set sail from Saint Malo last November in theRoute du Rhum ! Indeed, true to its initial plan, the team opted to adapt the original platform, even though the latter has undergone some structural reinforcement. However, the 2015 version has a host of new features if we look more closely at the appendages.
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