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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

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

Gitana Team part company with Ultim skipper Sébastien Josse

The seven-year relationship between French offshore racing syndicate Gitana Team and their skipper Sébastien Josse has come to an end, the team has announced today. Gitana Team was founded in 2000 by French banker and businessman Baron Benjamin de Rothschild and since then has competed actively across a wide range of

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: 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

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Hydraulics engineered for high performance

Whether in the Ultim, TP52 or America’s Cup classes, next-generation Harken hydraulics are at the very leading edge of efficiency and reliability. The upcoming 40th anniversary Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe will be an amazing race to follow. Included in the record-size fleet of 122 craft will be the Ultime

MACIF Route du Rhum training

MACIF Route du Rhum training

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

Gitana builds Route du Rhum atmosphere

Gitana builds Route du Rhum atmosphere.

With five of the world's most exciting maxi multihulls on the entry list in the Ultim class this fleet looks set to steal the show at the upcoming Route du Rhum transatlantic race at the beginning of November. We will be previewing the Ultim class fully in the next few weeks but

Ultim 32/23 trimarans face off

Ultim 32/23 trimarans face off

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

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