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    Launch Time In The Lorient For Banque Populaire



    MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI
    Since the launch of its construction in 2019, the entire Banque Populaire Team and all the players involved have put all their know-how and expertise at the service of the future Maxi Banque Populaire XI, a jewel of high technology and innovation of 32 meters long and 23 wide. Built for the most beautiful adventures around the world, the Maxi Banque Populaire XI will be launched in April 2021, and will participate in its first race in November: the Transat Jacques Vabre (Le Havre> Martinique).







    At the CDK Technologies hangar in Lorient, the titanic site is continuing its course. Armel, Ronan and the entire Banque Populaire Team are busy working around the future giant of the seas. The Maxi Banque Populaire XI construction site is continuing according to the established timings. “We see the boat taking shape before our eyes, it is even more impressive than we imagined,” enthuses Ronan, director of Team Banque Populaire. “In large projects like this, there are bound to be small adjustments to be made and that is also what makes construction so exciting. It requires all the energy of a team to find the right solutions to deal with small annoyances. There are no major concerns to deplore and we are committed to respecting the schedule with one objective: the launch at the end of April. "







    Technical sheet

    Skipper: Armel Le Cléac'h : Armel Le Cléac'h

    Number: XI

    Home port: Lorient

    Length: 32 m

    Width: 23 m

    Air draft: 38 m

    Sail area upwind: 490m2

    Sail area downwind: 760m2

    Mass: 16 tons

    Materials: Carbon

    Architects: VPLP

    Foils: CDK technology : CDK technology

    Developer: CDK Technologies

    Sails: North

    Mast: Lorima






    On the program for 2021

    - April: Launching

    - June: Inaugural tour in the South-West and in the Mediterranean (program to come)

    - November: Transat Jacques Vabre (co-skipper: Kevin Escoffier) Skipper: Kevin Escoffier)
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