Gitana Maxi 17

GauchoGreg

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Couldn't find a bloody thread...
That's cool.  The other thread is about G-Class development.... since this is now reality, it deserves its own thread.  I look forward just as much to G17 going against Spindrift as I do seeing it go against Macif/Idec/Sodebo.  Can't wait to see videos of it sailing.  I imagine it went out today?

By the way, was it surprising they put the boat in the water before putting the foils on, or will they pull it with the mast on to put the foils on?

 

Doug Lord

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They're sailing now with just the port uptip ama foil, the main daggerboard foil w flap and three rudder t-foils with flaps.

Excellent interview with Guillaume Verdier where he describes how the ama foils work like the boards on TNZ in 34:     (click for sound)


 
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Doug Lord

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Gitana Foiling!   (note that the port UptiP ama foil tip is blurred out)--First 100'+ sailing foiler!!! Congratulations to Guillaume Verdier and the whole Gitana Team on this awesome accomplishment!!!

picture by Yann Riou/Gitana S. A.

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southerncross

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PROGRAMME

5 NOVEMBER 2017
Start of the Transat Jacques Vabre (LE HAVRE SALVADOR DE BAHIA), double-handed race.

4 NOVEMBER 2018
Route du Rhum (ST MALO POINTE-À-PITRE), singlehanded race.

AUTUMN WINTER 2019
Round the world race STARTING IN BREST, singlehanded race.

 

southerncross

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I see that.  Deliberate or optical? Just wondering if there are any other pix that show it better?  News Release?

 

GauchoGreg

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Gtrans regarding secrets:

On board, guests are not allowed to take pictures or make videos. There are secrets that you do not want to disclose to the competition?
 
There are not many boats like ours. In the monocoque Imoca, each team also has its little secrets and it is even more the case on these trimarans. Guillaume Verdier is an architect who has the wind in its sails with innovative ideas. We have the earliest on these ideas. It should not be forgotten that there are other trimarans going out (note: Banque Populaire d'Armel Le Cléac'h and Sodebo of Thomas Coville) and we have technological innovations on our boat, so we want to Keep them warm as long as possible. Now, the true result, we will see it on the water. It is the one who wins the races that is right.

 
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