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The maxis change hands...

Published on 10 may 2015 at 10h52

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Francis Joyon will now be skippering this mythical boat, but before this, the blue trimaran will be chartered byRenaud Laplanche, CEO of Lending Club, with the aim of taking the records for Miami-New York, Newport-Bermuda and Los Angeles-Hawaii. Joyon will only be able to get to know his new catamaran after the summer.

But what then will become of Francis Joyon’s Idec? The Irens-Cabaret designed boat has been sold to the Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, who was the first to sail round the world...

And what about Banque Pop? The sponsor has announced that it is extending its commitment to sailing until at least 2020, and has just launched the construction of a new trimaran, which will be called Maxi Solo Banque Populaire IX, and will be skippered by Armel Le Cléac’h, with the aim being the Ultim group races and the next Route du Rhum...

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