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Jules Verne Trophy attempts 2020


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The Gitana 17 team is holding (beginning Nov 1) waiting for the weather report they like to set sail in their record attempt. 

Their web site has a  countdown clock on it, and will be the place to monitor the attempt once it is underway. 

Anyone else keeping an eye on this? 
 

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ooops!  here is the link.   
The history of the boat name is pretty interesting, as is the boat itself.  It's the first foiler to attempt the record. 
The Jules Verne Trophy has had two phases:  the era of the giant cats which ended around 2010, and since then the trimarans have been the contenders.   And now we may be on the verge of the age of foils. 

http://www.gitana-team.com/en/

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4 hours ago, vokstar said:

It's a way cool looking bit of kit, they had an attempt earlier in the year I think? only lasted a couple days tho if that. looking forward to see how quickly they might do a lap. 

I think that was Spindrift 2, a previous Banque Populaire.

 

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