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    The first flying sessions of 2019 for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild with the Baie de Quiberon as the playing field.
    Flight, power, stability: the new elements put in place over the winter seem to be bearing fruit!


    A giant trimaran hovers over the bay of Quiberon, giving an impression of disconcerting ease. The first navigations of Edmond de Rothschild - Gitana 17 - are astonishing as soon as the wind is higher than 15 knots. This was the case for this exit in Quiberon Bay. We called Charles Caudrelier, co-skipper of the craft with Franck Cammas, to ask him a little comment ...

    "On these boats now, if you are not 40 knots, it feels like dragging ..." Charles Caudrelier may have a smile. The first five sailings of Edmond de Rothschild - the trimaran Ultim Gitana 17 - are more than satisfactory after the reconstruction work that followed the loss of a piece of float during the Route du Rhum. Charles explains: "This video was shot on Saturday (June 8th) in Quiberon bay. There was between 16/17 knots of wind and the speed of the boat oscillated constantly between 37 and 40 knots. There were six of us on board, including Franck (Cammas) and me. We flew around Belle-īle. The boat is fully expressed from 15 knots of wind and there it was. On this boat you feel completely confident at 40 knots, it is very stable ... "

    Bruno Menard
    Voiles et Voiliers
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Gitana 17 launched started by Doug Lord View original post
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