Fans of professional yacht racing are at risk of sensory overload this winter season with two major open ocean races – the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Brest Oceans Race – taking place in the coming weeks.
All that plus the added the excitement building around the 36th America’s Cup following
The most recent fleets to embrace the latest technical advances from Doyle Sails are those rather choosy professional French offshore classes – including the brand new Figaro 3 fleet.
With its innovative Cable-less technology Doyle Sails has been making significant inroads into grand prix ocean and offshore racing fleets. A wide
The Route du Rhum is about as hard core as offshore racing gets. Racing 3,500 miles singlehanded across the north Atlantic in early winter is tough going, arguably on a par with the major round-the-world races. Despite the challenge of racing from Saint-Malo to Guadeloupe in November, or perhaps because
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
Video Update: With fewer than two weeks to go to the start of the Route du Rhum singlehanded race across the Atlantic, Jérémie Beyou and the Charal team have been putting in some long days on the water to get their remarkable new IMOCA 60 design ready to race.
An interesting short film chronicilling the 13-months of hard work that went into designing and building the spectacular new IMOCA 60 Charal for French solo skipper Jérémie Beyou.
Having won the last Volvo Ocean Race as part of the Dongfeng Race Team crew and finished third in the last Vendee Globe, French skipper Jérémie Beyou is good person to quiz about the suitability of a new generation of IMOCA 60 boats in the next VOR.
Speaking to members of
More stunning video of the boat that the whole yacht racing world is talking about – Jérémie Beyou's head-turning IMOCA 60 Charal – has emerged, this time on the team's YouTube site.
A new video posted on social media showing Jeremie Beyou's recently launched IMOCA 60 Charal foiling at speeds up to 30 knots has been viewed more than 150,000 times in the few days since it appeared.
Presumably many of those views of the rough clip which shows the boat scorching along mostly
The first IMOCA of the latest, newest generation of monohulls, Jérémie Beyou’s Charal left the CDK yard Tuesday 21st August.
At first sight, the boat is something of a beast, tight lines which radically differ from the norms of the IMOCA class, complete with daring branding, a bold new look. And