"Gitana 17" immediate takeoff on its foils

On 17 August 2017, the maxi trimaran 'Gitana 17 "sailed on her foils after an initial set-up after being launched a month ago. "From the beginning, we could see that the boat kept his promises: stiff, strong and with a power that only asks squeeze! When we were on board the two foils, in mid-August, we could quickly find the settings to change the flying mode Archimedes! The first time the boat took off was an incredible moment. We had 15-17 knots of wind and flat water, with less than one meter ... everything was ready to fly. On board, there was a mixture of excitement, surprise and pride. Because although we have just started, and well aware that we have everything to learn and much to discover, is a great satisfaction to see that going in the right direction ", commented Sébastien Josse is already known that the Gitana team, Edmond de Rothschild. always keep a high secrecy about their sailboats But the work started over three years ago, with the team of designers Verdier, is well under way;. whose main objective the next Volvo Ocean Race in 2019. a solo 65 days of the start of the race Transat Jacques Vabre in a Two (November 5), does not have many days to pattern Sébastien Josse, in co-pattern Thomas Rouxel, and equipment, that from its base in Lorient port, train tirelessly to make the most of the best trimmings of this trimaran 32 meters long for Josse. "the sail on the foils is part of the knowledge that we are doing, but is not the main issue facing the Jacques Vabre, d onde night navigation is much more important. We face teams who know better their boats, and we are conducting an accelerated learning. "

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