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
Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier – the illustrious French dynamic duo in charge of the Gitana Team Ultim multihull Maxi Edmond de Rothschild – are celebrating today after snatching a last-minute win in the 605-mile Rolex Fastnet Race.
Despite running aground soon after the start in Cowes, England on Saturday and
The 52 SUPER SERIES is the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit and a new season gets underway in Menorca. With a record fleet and new boats and sailors this five-event circuit will be gripping. Staying in the Mediterranean we travel to Marseille for the Hempel World Cup Series
On the May 2019 episode of the World Sailing Show:
Coville’s secret revealed – The new Sodebo
As Thomas Coville crossed the finish on Christmas Day 2016 to set a new single handed, non-stop around the world record he was already thinking about how he could shave off more time on his
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
This slightly eerie video from the Sodebo Voile team gives a clue to the tense and lonely life Thomas Coville leads while racing his Ultim 32/23 trimaran singlehanded as he prepares for the Route du Rhum.
As Coville puts it:
"Sailing an Ultim trimaran is a very anxious activity and you have
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