Jules Verne Trophy 2020

Bebmoumoute

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Your Mom

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I'm trying to sort out the full status of boats capable of running for Jules Verne...  Which I guess means Ultimes...  I'm not sure of the exact definition of an Ultime, nor how many exist.  My impression is that it's basically all of the foiling trimarans larger than MOD 70s...  Here's the list of what I can find...

Sodebo Ultim 3:  32 meters, launched 2019, skippered by Coville, racing JV now.

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, aka Gitana 17: 32 meters, launched 2017, skippered by Cammas and Caudrelier, racing JV now.

Actual Leader: Previously Sodebo Ultim, 31 meters, launched, 2014, refit 2019, skippered by Yves le Blevec.  Status?

MACIF: 30 meters, launched 2015.  Not sure of its status or current skipper.

IDEC Sport, previously Groupama 3 and BPVII: 31.5 meters, launched 2006.  Current JV record holder.  Skippered by Joyon.  Status?

Spindrift 2: 40 meters, launched 2008, skippered by Bertareli and Guichard.  Doing a refit now for 2021.

So...  That's six, assuming the list shouldn't include the fleet of MOD 70s.  Are there more?  Of the six, two are racing, and one is known to be doing a refit.  Status on the other three?

 

Bebmoumoute

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I'm trying to sort out the full status of boats capable of running for Jules Verne...  Which I guess means Ultimes...  I'm not sure of the exact definition of an Ultime, nor how many exist.  My impression is that it's basically all of the foiling trimarans larger than MOD 70s...  Here's the list of what I can find...

Sodebo Ultim 3:  32 meters, launched 2019, skippered by Coville, racing JV now.

Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, aka Gitana 17: 32 meters, launched 2017, skippered by Cammas and Caudrelier, racing JV now.

Actual Leader: Previously Sodebo Ultim, 31 meters, launched, 2014, refit 2019, skippered by Yves le Blevec.  Status?

MACIF: 30 meters, launched 2015.  Not sure of its status or current skipper.

IDEC Sport, previously Groupama 3 and BPVII: 31.5 meters, launched 2006.  Current JV record holder.  Skippered by Joyon.  Status?

Spindrift 2: 40 meters, launched 2008, skippered by Bertareli and Guichard.  Doing a refit now for 2021.

So...  That's six, assuming the list shouldn't include the fleet of MOD 70s.  Are there more?  Of the six, two are racing, and one is known to be doing a refit.  Status on the other three?
Technically, the Ultim class limits entries to 32 m length and 23 m beam, but that is only for event with a class label.

Actual just purchased the old MACIF from 2015. I don't know what they will do with the old Actual / older Sodebo.

A new MACIF is due to be launched in the Spring 2021, but MACIF just pulled out, so Gabart is looking for a sponsor to carry on.

Spindrift seems to be in sleep mode, they have been really unlucky in their last 3 attemps.

A new Banque Populaire is also to be launched next year for Armel Le Cleac'h after they lost the previous one during the 2019 transat Jacques Vabre.

I believe there is a modified MOD70 with foils owned by Giovanni Soldini currently having a refit, not sure what they will do with it.

 

TPG

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BPXI should be done soon. Floats were moved to the fit out shed a week or two ago. Last target was December, but who knows with the latest lockdown if that's still the target.

 
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Bebmoumoute

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dumb question, but did Sodebo and Gitana come to the same start time independently, or did they coordinate it?
There was a bit of hiding between the teams. Sodebo was the first to decide to go, and Gitana kinda followed. They didn't think that the weather was great, but since Sodebo went; they thought why not?

 

yl75

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dumb question, but did Sodebo and Gitana come to the same start time independently, or did they coordinate it?
Gitana started around 32 minutes later than Sodebo, clearly aiming at the same window (but yes, they choose their start time independently)

(and Gitana is ahead of Sodebo currently)

 
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stief

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Speaking of the record, the dream scenario would be Sodebo finishes first with a new record, and then Gitana (who started ~30 mins later than Sodebo), finishes a few minutes behind, setting a new record too. 

#justdreaming

 

yl75

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They used windy for meetings around planning. They used Marcel for actual planning.
Come on, windy or whatever are just nice or less nice displays, but they all use the output of the same models, basically GFS or ECMWF.

Btw, somebody told me that a lot of the input data for these models was coming from planes "regular flights", so that due to covid the current input data (and so the output as well) are currently less reliable, anybody knows if that is really the case ?

 
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