“At the time of this announcement, after 75 days of racing world wide, Malizia II is in third place, simply 60 miles from the chief, lower than a week from the end line. Former Gitana 16, Malizia II has benefited from main upgrades in 2020. It is without doubt one of the finest 60 foot Imoca, and one of many quickest. Fully outfitted with photo voltaic panels and hydrogenerators, it doesn’t use fossil gas. Available after the Vendée Globe 2020-2021. IRC Certificate – can take part in RORC races! Ready for participation in The Ocean Race in its present configuration. [Ndlr : la course autour du monde en équipage de 2022-2023 se disputera en effet en VO65 et en Imoca.]
Location: at sea, Vendée Globe 2020.
Length: 18.28 m.
Width: 5.60 m.
Draft: 4.50 m.
Displacement: 7 t.
Material: carbon composite.
Architect: VPLP Design.
Price: 2,700,000 €. “
Yes, it’s certainly the boat led within the present Vendée Globe by the German Boris Herrmann! We recall in passing that in his evaluation yesterday (Friday January 22), 5 days from the end, our technique and climate professional Dominic Vittet dared a prognosis by which Boris Herrmann received the race (article reserved for subscribers).
To know all the things about this VPLP / Verdier plan, its historical past and its achievements, you need to after all go to the important “Histoire des halfs” website (the positioning of Yves Gautier, brother of skipper Alain Gautier). SeaExplorer is the old one Gitana 16 , inbuilt Vannes on the Multiplast shipyard, and launched in August 2015, below the identify ofEdmond de Rothschild, for Sébastien Josse who was resulting from begin the Vendée Globe the next yr (in December 2016, the skipper sadly had to surrender the race after a foil harm).
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When it involves 60-foot monohulls, Bernard Gallay is aware of what he is speaking about… Former high-level rugby participant, then offshore runner (he had for instance chained three Solitaire du Figaro between 1989 and 1991), the dealer has himself taken half within the Vendée Globe twice: in 1992-1993 (version received by Alain Gautier), then in 2000-2001 – throughout this version received by Michel Desjoyeaux, he completed in eighth place, aboard aa 60 foot baptized Voila.fr (a search engine of the time!), outdated Geodis by Christophe Auguin, plan Finot aboard which he received the earlier version, in 1997. (On the identical boat then baptized Sceta-Calberson, Auguin had additionally received the BOC Challenge in 1995; for his Vendée Globe in 2000-2001, Bernard Gallay changed the mounted keel with a tilting keel.)
Opportunity. Buying a Vendée Globe boat costs 2.7 million eurosOuest-France.fr