As announced in April this year, the first major race of the Ultim 32/23 Class – the Brest Atlantiques – will start on Sunday November 3 2019, when the four maxi multihulls scheduled to take part – Actual Leader, Gitana Team's Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the trimaran MACIF, and the
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
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
Indulge yourselves with this prolonged piece of delicious Ultim 32/23 video action from François Gabart and the MACIF team as they work the boat up for the forthcoming showdown between the world's fastest maxi trimarans – Sébastien Josse on Gitana Team's Edmond de Rothschild 17, Thomas Coville on Sodebo, Francis
The Ultim monster trimarans of Gitana Team, Macif and Banque Populaire have been mixing it up in Northern Europe in the run up to their first major competitive confrontation in the Route du Rhum singlehanded race at the end of October.
Take a quick look at the action from on board
What do you do when you have developed the official fastest ocean going sailboat in the world and set a new record time for a non-stop lap of the planet of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds?
Well, if you are French solo ocean racing skipper Francois Gabart, you