New imoca boats

LeoV

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Actually Tip and Shaft 1 may news;
On new boats, Charal (Jérémie Beyou) will be the first launched next summer, will follow in 2019 Arkéa-Paprec (Sebastien Simon) and Apivia (Charlie Dalin). Alex Thomson has, for his part, still not announced the choice of the architect and construction site where the future Hugo Boss will be built: "No news," he told us yesterday by email. There is little doubt, however, that VPLP won the order. According to our information, two other new Imoca projects are currently well advanced, but not yet financially secured: they would lead to the construction of a Verdier plan at Persico, Italy, and a Manuard plan in Hungary.

 

jack_sparrow

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If the VPLP and Verdier collaboration has run its course then that is two marriage partners to add to the list for Manuard, particularly the former. 

 

LeoV

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Nah, other one :). And they just could be friends. You only need databases to get insight. Manuards Class 40 are doing very well. So its not a big step.

 

Monarch Mike

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Just through from Alex Thomson Racing,

British sailing team set to design and build brand new IMOCA 60 racing yacht ahead of 2020-2021 round-the-world Vendée Globe race.
French naval architectural firm VPLP Design, pioneers in foiling monohulls, appointed to deliver project.
 
Design phase now well under way, with build set to commence imminently.
 

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HB's press release:

Alex Thomson Racing Partners with VPLP to Design New Multi-Million Pound Race Boat.


06 Jun 2018 by [SIZE=1em]Joe Watson[/SIZE]
British sailing team, Alex Thomson Racing, has announced plans to design and build a brand new 60ft IMOCA race boat for the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe race.

The boat, HUGO BOSS, will be designed by French naval architectural firm VPLP Design in conjunction with Alex Thomson Racing’s design and technical team, led by Peter Hobson. With the design phase now well under way, the boat build is set to commence later this month.

The announcement comes just six months after the UK-based ocean-racing team celebrated the renewal of its partnership with long-term sponsor HUGO BOSS, one of the most coveted partnerships in the sport of sailing. Together, Alex Thomson Racing and HUGO BOSS have broken numerous records, received countless accolades and enjoyed both second and third place finishes in the Vendée Globe, the gruelling non-stop, solo, unassisted race around the world.

For Thomson, a second place finish in the most recent edition of the race – which comes around just every four years – has helped position him among the favourites heading into the 2020-2021 race.

Thomson said: “This is a hugely important period for us. Everything we do over the coming months leads up to the Vendée Globe 2020 and so it’s vital that we put in place a team which has the expertise, and the passion, to deliver. I’m confident that we have done that.

“We wholeheartedly believe that – with the right minds and the right boat – we can become the first British team ever to win the Vendée Globe”.

Founded by Marc Van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, France-based VPLP Design is made up of a team of naval architects and designers who, collectively, have helped to develop some of the world’s most successful and innovative racing boats. Among those were the winning boats in the last two editions of the Vendee Globe – Banque Populaire VIII and MACIF, raced by French skippers Armel Le Cléac’h and François Gabart respectively. VPLP also co-designed the current HUGO BOSS yacht, which Thomson raced to a second place podium position in the 2016-2017 Vendée Globe, breaking the British record at the finish line.

Ross Daniel, technical director at Alex Thomson Racing, said: “VPLP of coursehas a proven track of designing world class racing boats. As the first design office ever to make the move to foiling monohulls, they hold an unrivalled knowledge in what we know will prove to be the most crucial area of design within the next generation boats.

“But our decision to work with the firm was also based on who they are as people. The process of designing, building and launching a new boat is an incredibly complex one, which requires everyone involved to work collaboratively towards one common goal. We are confident that, together, we can build the very best boat in the fleet, one which is both wholly reliable and has the capability of winning a race as punishing as the Vendée Globe”.
http://www.alexthomsonracing.com/vplp/

 

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Given basically all the new VPLP foilers including Hugo boss fell apart in their first major race they are obviously doing something right with regard to client relations and the rest of the package that the same clients keep coming back.

 

Panoramix

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Given basically all the new VPLP foilers including Hugo boss fell apart in their first major race they are obviously doing something right with regard to client relations and the rest of the package that the same clients keep coming back.
Those skippers are smart enough to realise that there were a lot of unknowns and that VPLP learnt a lot from the first generation of foilers.

 

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That's a different plan view for sure..
Integrated bow sprit? But what are those lines that look like waterlines from a lines plan?
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Current Hugo Boss is in Toronto on a promo tour. Arrived Saturday from Montreal. They went for a sail this morning, and now tied up at Pier 4.

There is a meet and greet with Alex tomorrow night at the Boss flagship store on Bloor.

 

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ALEX THOMSON RACING APPOINTS WORLD RENOWNED BRITISH BOAT BUILDER.

27 Jun 2018 by Joe Watson

British sailing team, Alex Thomson Racing, has announced that it will build a brand new IMOCA 60 race boat in the south of England.

The boat, HUGO BOSS, will be constructed by Carrington Boats. Jason Carrington is one of the most accomplished and highly regarded specialists in the industry.

The project marks a multi-million pound investment by Alex Thomson Racing, together with its long term partner HUGO BOSS, as it looks to make history by becoming the first British team ever to win the Vendée Globe, a solo, non-stop, unassisted race around the world.

Having achieved third and second place finishes in the previous two editions of the race – which remains one of the toughest sporting challenges on the planet – skipper Thomson and his team are now focused on developing a boat that they believe will lead them to victory in 2021.

The build will take place at Carrington Boats Ltd’s new facility in Hythe, Hampshire. The new boat will replace the team’s current IMOCA 60 with a launch scheduled for June 2019.

Skipper Alex Thomson said: “Finishing the last Vendée Globe in second place, with only one foil for the majority of the race, demonstrated just what our existing boat is capable of. Now, it’s about bettering that performance but also producing a package that is reliable enough to finish the race, and that is as much to do with how the boat is built, as how it is designed.  Jason and Carrington Boats have assembled a hugely talented team of boat builders, whom I know will search relentlessly for the lightest, strongest and most reliable boat possible”.

Carrington has developed a reputation as one of the world’s most talented race yacht builders, renowned for his meticulous attention to detail and his ability to construct boats which promise reliability and speed – both crucial in offshore ocean racing.

Alex Thomson Racing’s relationship with Carrington began in 2007 when the team commissioned its first major project with the builder. The boat, crewed by Thomson and Andrew Cape, went on to break the world 24 hour speed record and secure a second place finish in the 2007-2008 Barcelona World Race.

Ross Daniel, technical director at Alex Thomson Racing, said: “Jason is really the last of the Grand Prix builders left in the UK and, as a team, we have a great relationship with him. Keeping the build here in England also made complete sense, as it will allow us to work in close collaboration from start to finish. We’re also of course proud to be able to support Carrington Boats as a British boat builder.

“There are many things to consider with the design and build of an IMOCA race boat. Weight is a huge factor but so too is reliability. Speed is of course of paramount importance but, on the other hand, the boat cannot be beyond the capabilities of the skipper, therefore usability is also crucial. So this process is about balance, and ensuring that all of those various factors are constantly being considered and evaluated. If we do that successfully, I firmly believe that we will deliver the very best boat in the fleet.”

Over the next year Carrington Boats will work closely with Alex Thomson Racing’s design and technical team, together with naval architectural firm VPLP, before the boat is unveiled in June 2019.

http://www.alexthomsonracing.com/carringtonboats/

 

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Ross Daniel, technical director at Alex Thomson Racing, said: “Jason is really the last of the Grand Prix builders left in the UK and, as a team, we have a great relationship with him. Keeping the build here in England also made complete sense, as it will allow us to work in close collaboration from start to finish. We’re also of course proud to be able to support Carrington Boats as a British boat builder. 
Thats a laugh seeing as ATR was one of the final straws for Green Marine, and that for a designers FU!

 

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