Musto: Marginal gains

Musto

The concept of “marginal gains’ has been well explored and explained in recent years, especially in relation to the success of the British Cycling Team both on the Olympic velodrome and in the Tour de France with the success of Team Sky. However, as Musto’s head of marketing Nick Houchin

Ultim 32/23 Class regroups with five-year race plan announcement

Ultim 32/23 Class regroups with five-year race plan announcement

They are the most highly-advanced and exciting ocean-going race boats on the planet but the monster-sized trimarans of the Ultim 32/23 Class has faced an uncertain future in recent months after the majority of the boats competing in last year’s Route du Rum failed to make it through the transatlantic

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved

Ultim solo round-the-world race plans shelved.

Plans for a singlehanded around the world race in Ultim 32/23 maxi multihulls next year are to be put on hold after the damage sustained by the five Ultim entries in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race. Details of the Brest Oceans Race – scheduled to start at the end of

Top French skippers flock to order Bénéteau Figaro 3

Top French skippers flock to order Bénéteau Figaro 3

Introducing a brand-new new one-design class to an already busy marketplace is far from easy to achieve but it seems that French builder Bénéteau is off to a storming start with its new Figaro 3 – with a bulging order book that includes some of the top names in offshore

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

Time to pump the brakes on the Ultim Class?

The breakdown in varying degrees of four of the five Ultim maxi-trimarans racing in the Route du Rhum has raised questions over the reliability of the high-tech multihulls and called into question the viability of the Brest Oceans Race – a non-stop single handed round the world event planned to

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

Route du Rhum: Ultim Banque Populaire capsizes

Stormy conditions in the North Atlantic have forced another major name out of the 2018 Route du Rhum with Armel Le Cléac'h’s Ultim maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire IX capsizing at around 12:00 CET today, 340 miles north east of the Azores. Wind conditions at the time were reported to be 30 -

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out on first night

Route du Rhum: Sébastien Josse bows out

Sébastien Josse is out of the 2018 Route du Rhum after fewer than 24 hours of racing since the start of the iconic singlehanded race from St Malo to Guadeloupe. The French sailor has been forced out of the race after sustaining damage to the port bow of his Ultim maxi-trimaran

Latest training video from Armel Le Cléac’h

Latest training video from Armel Le Cléac’h

Yet another beautiful offshore training video from Armel Le Cléac’h and his Banque Populaire team as the Frenchman prepares himself and his Ultimate 32/23 maxi trimaran Banque Populaire IX for next month's Route du Rhum transatlantic race from France to Guadeloupe.