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    Published on 05-11-2021 07:05 PM
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    The 100' Sailing Catamaran Energy Observer sailed into San Francisco Bay on Friday May 8th and quietly made it's way to Pier 9 on the San Francisco Embarcadero.





    The Maxi Cat has a lengthy history of voyages and records prior to becoming the worlds 1st sailing vessel with autonomous means of producing hydrogen on board and without emitting greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energies.

    Originally named Formule Tag, this maxi-catamaran was built by Canadair in Québec, Canada in 1983, under the supervision of Canadian skipper Mike Birch and British designer Nigel Irens. The yacht was built to compete in the inaugural Transat Québec-Saint-Malo—a trans-North Atlantic sailing race celebrating Jacques Cartier's 1534 voyage from Saint-Malo, France, to present day Québec City.

    It was the largest sailing catamaran of its
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    Published on 05-10-2021 10:24 AM
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    Second lost day at Finn Gold Cup following very unstable conditions
    Whilst different storms rage elsewhere in the sailing world, for the second day running,
    no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto.

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    Published on 05-10-2021 08:57 AM
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    Energy Observer, the vessel of the future due to make a stopover in San Francisco from 10 to 13 May


    © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty


    Energy Observer is a French project that set sail from Saint Malo in northern France in 2017 on a 7-year expedition around the world.
    A world first, Energy Observer is a technological triumph: the laboratory vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, ...
    Published on 04-27-2021 11:15 AM
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    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: ...
    Published on 04-27-2021 10:31 AM
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    "Swan 125 – The fastest monohull ever conceived is becoming a reality"



    ClubSwan Yachts is the high-performance division of Nautor’s Swan offering a range of yachts based upon values of speed, innovation, technology and competitive sailing potential.
    After the great success achieved by ...
    Published on 04-13-2021 12:17 PM
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    Voiles et Voiiers Article Just annnounced

    The giant trimaran Ultim Actual 3 launched in Lorient

    The Ultim Actual 3 of skipper Yves Le Blevec was launched this Tuesday, April 13 in Lorient.
    The new, splendid decoration and the smoothness of the lines of this 32-meter long foiling flying trimaran (this is François Gabart's ex M101) have come to light.
    The monster sets sail on Thursday ...
    Published on 03-25-2021 01:38 PM
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    MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI ENTERS ITS FINAL PHASE
    A titanic job for a future giant. At the CDK Technologies shipyard in Lorient, there is excitement. Armel, Ronan and the Banque Populaire Team are busy around the new 32-meter-long Ultim which is gradually revealing its shapes. While the work to be done remains substantial, ...
    Published on 02-08-2021 03:11 PM
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    © Jean-Baptiste Epron


    Since April 2019, a total of nearly 200 people have been actively involved in the creation of Banque Populaire XI. We contacted Ronan Lucas, Team Director, to take stock of the construction and modifications made to Armel Le Cléac'h's future Ultimate…

    A launch scheduled for ...
    Published on 12-03-2020 09:38 PM
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    CONSTRUCTION OF THE MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI: FINAL STRETCH

    Since 2019, the Banque Populaire Team has been mobilized on the Maxi Banque Populaire XI construction site, which is continuing its journey. Armel's future Ultim should be launched in spring 2021! Focus with Armel, Team director Ronan Lucas and the head of the study office Gautier Levisse.


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    Published on 11-04-2020 11:19 AM
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    The latest generation IMOCAs will surely deliver a new Vendée Globe record time. The British skipper of Hugo Boss, Alex Thomson suggested on Tuesday in Les Sables d’Olonne that a new mark could be “Between 59 and 70 days depending on the weather”. Armel Le Cléac’h, the winner of the 2016-17 edition took 74 days to complete his winning lap of the planet. Since ...

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