Jules Verne Trophy 2020

Raptorsailor

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Okay, so Gitana and sodebo are going for sub 40 days later this year. Sodebo start their standby on October 15th. Is there anybody else going for it or just them two? 

It's going to be busy in the Southern Ocean ocean this year. 2020/21 is definitely going to be one for the ages with sub 70 days being spoken of for the VG and the first Jules Verne attempts for the foiling monsters. Better get the popcorn out. 

 
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I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's just Gitana and Sodebo. The new Actual Leader (old MACIF) is planning on the Brest Oceans race, and Spindrift hasn't announced anything that I have been able to find. 

Will be awesome to see these two boats take a crack at it. 

 

Raptorsailor

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I'm not 100% sure, but I think it's just Gitana and Sodebo. The new Actual Leader (old MACIF) is planning on the Brest Oceans race, and Spindrift hasn't announced anything that I have been able to find. 

Will be awesome to see these two boats take a crack at it. 
I wonder what time a crewed Actual Leader could do RTW, it did 41 days solo...

 

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Man these things are amazing - I really hope the media output on the JV attempts is good as this should be awesome to follow.

Also, I thought Spindrift were also on standby for JV attempt?? You'd think they'd need to get away first to have any chance of laying claim to a new record, even if it is only for a week or so until the Ultimes go round....

 

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Regarding Spindrift if they were planning anything I guess they would have announced it by now.

However, the boat seems to be out of the water, it usually appears below :

http://pv.viewsurf.com/?id=284

Who knows, maybe Joyon will buy it for cheap, and beat the foilers next year or something with a crew of five ! 

 

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Something is going on - I know a boat builder from Palma has just headed up there for a stint...

maybe it's gonna re-appear with foils? (sarcasm font)

 

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Ultim news mentions a major refit going on, for next year ... :

Spindrift 2 gros refit

28/08/2020
Alors ors que le Spindrift racing va débuter sa saison en compétition sur le tout nouveau TF35 en Suisse ce week-end, après quelques semaines d'entraînements à La Trinité, Dona Bertarelli, a publié une vidéo annonçant une grosse annonce la semaine prochaine à propos du maxi trimaran Spindrift 2.

Il faut rappelé que le bruit a courru en fin d'année 2019 qu'il avait été vendu et partirait au US, finalement c'est le MOD70 Spindrift qui à pris le large après des années de stockage à St Philibert.

Du coup gros refit pour Spindrift 2 et des innovations. Rien de plus, il faudra attendre la semaine prochaine. Spindrift 2 est en chantier chez Multiplast depuis le 4 juin dernier.

Que peut on voir sur la vidéo ? Le trimaran à été complètement désarmé. Tout semble démonté, jusqu'à la "cabane". Il ne reste que la structure. On visionne aussi une grande pièce en composite qui pourrait bien être un nouveau toit d'une nouveau cockpit. Un cockpit qui semblerait pour le coup plus grand que le précédant.

Remise à l'eau au printemps prochain avec un nouveau programme ! A suivre...
https://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-11-c9pv

(no direct links to news articles, a bit strange ...)

And could not find the video from Dona Bertarelli the news bit is mentioning

 
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yl75

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Cammas Caudrelier interview below :

https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/trophee-jules-verne/trophee-jules-verne-franck-cammas-charles-caudrelier-on-peut-gagner-deux-jours-sur-le-record-c6d88784-0260-11eb-8aea-bf617f149de0

They start their stand by on November 1st, and will be six on the boat including Yann Riou as media man, so two less than Sodebo/Coville.

Cammas also says that they would be happy to start in the same window as Sodebo, even if they don't intend to "push too hard".

Regarding the crew number, I guess the active foil stabilisation is also a major advantage to have less people on board.

 

Raptorsailor

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Cammas Caudrelier interview below :

https://voilesetvoiliers.ouest-france.fr/course-au-large/trophee-jules-verne/trophee-jules-verne-franck-cammas-charles-caudrelier-on-peut-gagner-deux-jours-sur-le-record-c6d88784-0260-11eb-8aea-bf617f149de0

They start their stand by on November 1st, and will be six on the boat including Yann Riou as media man, so two less than Sodebo/Coville.

Cammas also says that they would be happy to start in the same window as Sodebo, even if they don't intend to "push too hard".

Regarding the crew number, I guess the active foil stabilisation is also a major advantage to have less people on board.
Best case scenario they're saying 'only' two days faster. Really shows how flipping fast Joyon went... and how lucky he was with the weather. 

 
Really shows how flipping fast Joyon went... and how lucky he was with the weather.  
Yeah, Joyon always seems lucky with the weather.  When he did the 74 day and the 57 day and the 40 day (without discussing the Atlantic sails) ... all lucky.  The streak of 800 mile days in the Indian and Pacific ... That must be what it is ... LUCK.

 
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I realise it's pretty fresh conditions in that Sodebo video but having that side access door by the helm open appears to turn the covered cockpit into a shower stall...

Compare that to the Gitana cockpit and I know which one I'd rather thrash around the world in...

Also it's interesting to here Gitana talk about minute gains from aero optimisation and then see the stack-pack on Sodebo flogging around

 

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I realise it's pretty fresh conditions in that Sodebo video but having that side access door by the helm open appears to turn the covered cockpit into a shower stall...

Compare that to the Gitana cockpit and I know which one I'd rather thrash around the world in...

Also it's interesting to here Gitana talk about minute gains from aero optimisation and then see the stack-pack on Sodebo flogging around
+1 that looks like a miserable ride . . . would not want to spend too long like that in Southern Ocean

 

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3 hours ago, yl75 said:

New sodebo vidéo :
And new Gitana one :


Refreshing to have a team openly giving numbers and technical infos about their progress in the high end of sailing. Of course competition is different between IMOCA, AC75 and Ultimes, but still nice to hear. I am also impressed by the way Caudrelier expresses himself on technical topics (not a first in this video), he really seems to know what he is talking about and it's not the case for all IMOCA skippers for instance (even within the top). Wonder if it doesn't help to provide better feedback or discipline onboard to keep boat tidy and efficient knowing the physics at play.

Also surprised they continue to mention beating the record by minutes or hours. Surely they should have a bit more margin on their predictions (in a good window) before starting such attempt. I would be surprised if the target is not around 38 days or so (5% amelioration, in the low end of Vendee Globe record progression).

 




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