Multihulls World - News derniers articles de la catégorie "News".fr-frBol d’Or, the fresh water regatta… it possible to find anything simpler? Take a lake, a big one if possible, put a buoy at one end and a start/finish line at the other, and with 500 boats on the start line, you have yourself an incredible, breathtaking race…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:54 +0100MULTIHULL MATCH Building a prototype of a cruising catamaran: sandwich or wood/epoxy composite? Mag Match is an open forum, a place where those in the multihull business can express their opinions. For this duel, we asked Derek Kelsall and Alain Borsotti to give us their views on the best way to build a catamaran. Wood/epoxy composite, or sandwich? We'll leave you to judge...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:54 +0100Battle in Extreme 40s the creation of the series in 2007, the Extreme 40s have always provided an exceptional spectacle and some historic battles on the water. This 8th season is even more spectacular, with some particularly on-form crews!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:55 +0100MULTIHULLS MATCH Taking part in the Route du Rhum: with a latest generation prototype, or a classic multihull? Multihulls World match is an open forum, a space for freedom of opinion open to players in leisure sailing on several hulls. For this match, we asked Etienne Hochedé and Lalou Roucayrol, who will be at the start of the coming Rhum, to give us their opinion on the best boat for this mythical...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:56 +0100A very discreet gifted sailor Lemonchois is a very secretive man who likes to keep well away from the lights and the cameras. Yet few skippers have such a lavish racing record. So just a few weeks from the start of the Route du Rhum, the opportunity to go and meet this exceptional sailor was too good to miss. We arranged...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:56 +0100Rum and champagne for Peyron… months ago Loïck Peyron was preparing to do the Route du Rhum on his little 12m yellow trimaran, a sistership of the original winner. A race just for fun, on a boat called “Happy”. And then…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:57 +0100Around The World In 40 Years! started out as a singer in the 60s, before becoming an author, photographer and finally a video director. But above all, Antoine is a sailor, with a passion for the sea and sailing...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:57 +0100Nacra 17 - Back to the future 2016 will signal the return of the multihull to the Olympic Games. So we’ve got two years to get ourselves to the Bay of Rio, to witness this modern catamaran which has the dual task of replacing the venerable Tornado, and of introducing the modern values of enthusiasm and performance which...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:58 +0100THE MULTIHULL HEAD TO HEAD When purchasing your catamaran, is it better to go for co-ownership or Charter? Multihull Head to Head is an open forum where those involved in the leisure catamaran industry can freely express their opinions. For this head to head we asked for the views of some happy co-owners and a managed rental specialist to outline how each option stacks up in terms of cost...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:58 +0100SECRET SPOT all have ONE anchorage... A dream spot where we like to return as a family or with friends, to share the beauty of the place! And if...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:43:58 +010035th America’s Cup - on the way to Bermuda! now know a lot more about the next edition of the America’s Cup. We already knew about the boats – 62-foot catamarans with rigid wing sails; we now know the place and date for this unique event…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100Extreme 40 Sailing Series: a final full of suspense! after year, the spectacle provided by the Extreme 40s is just as exciting. For this 8th season, it took 231 legs to decide between crews with an impressive level.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100ARC 2014: the friendly transat…’s already the 29th edition of the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, an Atlantic crossing launched by the round the world sailor, Jimmy Cornell. A huge number of multihulls tried to get in...but there wasn’t room for everyone!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100A Prince Amongst Men's not a racer, an architect or a builder. No, his speciality is generosity and human contact. You will have realised that this is no ordinary meeting. A ray of light in the Autumn misery ... A ray of hope. There are still people in whom we can believe, who give their all, and who fulfil their...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100MULTIHULLS MATCH When blue-water cruising: should you be armed or not? Multihulls World match is an open forum, a space for freedom of opinion open to players in leisure sailing on several hulls. For this match, we asked some round the world sailors if we should be armed aboard when cruising the oceans. A highly sensitive subject! Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100SECRET SPOT all have ONE anchorage... A dream spot where we like to return as a family or with friends, to share the beauty of the place! And if...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:00 +0100Neel 45, ocean cruising on 3 hulls… it came out, we particularly appreciated the Neel 45’s concept (see Multihulls World n°124) - a real ocean cruiser on three hulls. So, when the builder offered us the opportunity to come and sail for a (short) day aboard the latest boat launched, we didn’t hesitate...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:01 +0100Race for Water Odyssey In a MOD 70 for the planet MOD 70s were originally designed to replace the famous Orma 60 racing trimarans, but as a one-design, thus allowing costs to be reduced. The n°1 in the class is today leaving for an adventure which is very different from what it was designed for…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:01 +01002015 ‘Martinique Cata Raid’ Flat out on the Caribbean Sea the Caribbean Sea in the middle of winter, blue sky, the trade winds, and a fleet of around forty sport cats ready to do battle around Martinique. A dream? That remained to be seen…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:01 +0100Designer of dreams… has been designing catamarans for thirty years. The man behind the very successful “Leopard” series, he is certainly among the top three naval architects, or architects’ teams, who are the most prolific in the multihull world. Discreet yet affable, enthusiastic so chatty, he is not well...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:01 +010035th America’s Cup: how far will they go? seemed to be going well in the world of the America’s Cup. The challengers were known, the boat validated, as well as the competition location, all that was lacking was a few dollars for certain teams, to see the famous AC 62 sailing and giving us great pleasure. However, in the...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:03 +0100Doctor Belmont –Mister Lagoon has managed to cultivate a discreet persona. Few or no interviews. He prefers to let the big bosses of the Bénéteau group take the spotlight whilst he is happy to stay in the shadows. However, if the world leader in amateur sailing is doing so well today, then it's partly down to this man. At...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:03 +0100MULTIHULLS MATCH Classic or avant-garde design for ocean cruising? Multihulls World match is an open forum, a space for freedom of opinion open to players in leisure sailing on more than one hull. For this match, we wanted to know if the future of ocean cruising belongs to classic catamarans, or to avant-garde multihulls. To answer this question, two...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:03 +0100The Diam 24 comes into play… 37 years ago now, the Spi Ouest France is one of the biggest classics of the European racing season. For the first time this year, multihulls were welcomed, and it was on this class that the news spotlight was actually concentrated.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:03 +0100Yvan Around The World: He's Done It! he told us about his plans to sail around the world in a sports catamaran, we felt that it was pushing it a bit far... After a first trip, he decided to do it solo. That had to be impossible hadn't it?Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:04 +0100An Epic Bol d'Or… has happened for the last 77 years, fans of freshwater regattas converged on Lake Geneva to try to add the mythical Bol d'Or to their list of trophies. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:04 +0100America's Cup: The first regattas of the 35th edition’re there: the protagonists in the America’s Cup have entered the stage aboard the AC45 foilers for the first two events of the year. A very fast introduction!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:05 +0100A multihull version of the Tour de France Tour de France à la Voile, a venerable institution and an essential race for all sailors dreaming of ocean racing, underwent a revolution in 2015. After the America’s Cup, the TdF has also gone over to multihulls…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:05 +0100The Transat Jacques Vabre: off for a strong coffee in Itajai, Brazil great race can only be based on an historical journey. Following the Route du Rhum in 1976, the “Route du Café” entered the world of ocean racing in 1993, and included the Doldrums…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:06 +0100Jules Verne: they’re setting off… giant multihulls are getting ready to set off to land the holy grail of the sailing world: sailing round the world, fully crewed, as fast as possible…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:07 +0100Kiriacoulis – Let the Meltemi blow… will no doubt have already heard the name of this charter company. If you haven't sailed on one of their 400 boats (of which 60 are currently catamarans), you will no doubt have walked by one of their stands at the boat shows that they have frequented over the last 30 years. But did you know...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:07 +01002016 MULTIHULL BUYER’S GUIDE traditions have a good side: sailing across the Atlantic during the first days of winter, meeting up with our readers at the boat shows, leaving to test boats on the other side of the world, and...the Multihulls World Buyer’s Guide. Once again this year we have compiled the technical files...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:07 +0100No record for Spindrift 2 and Idec believed in it for 42 days... But three days away from the finish, the North Atlantic closed up, blocking Yann Guichard and Dona Bertarelli’s trimaran, Spindrift 2. The record won’t be broken this year, but the crew has already announced its intention of returning next year...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:09 +0100The ARC 2016: victory on three hulls! ARC is a rally whose success is unfailing, and for this 30th edition, there were nearly 200 boats (including 20 multihulls) on the start line at Las Palmas.Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:09 +0100After 1,000 different lives…a multihull!, explorer, rally organizer, speaker, author. The list of his multiple talents in the sailing world seems almost endless. For many round the world sailors, he's a living legend. At the 2014 Annapolis Boat Show where he was showing his latest boat, a woman who had read all of his books was in...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:09 +0100THE MULTIHULL HEAD TO HEAD : Would you choose happy simplicity on a basic craft, or the latest comforts on board a luxury vessel? Multihulls World Head to Head is an open forum, a place for freedom of expression for those involved in multihull sailing. For this head to head, we wanted to know whether when organizing a long boat trip, it would be better to choose a simple, basic boat or a luxury one with high levels of...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:09 +0100America’s Cup, a first in Oman crews racing for the 35th America’s Cup met up for the first time this year, in Oman. An important leg for seeing the level of the different crews in conditions which were...very light!Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100Martinique in a sport cat… that in the middle of winter you can sail a sport cat on emerald-green water at 28°C, blown along by strong trade winds. This dream exists; it’s called the Martinique CataRaid…Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100John Robertson: The South African Leopard! name could be straight of a quiz show trick question: John Robertson from Robertson & Caine. He must be American! Wrong. He and his partner have given their names to the second biggest catamaran manufacturer in the world. And that's another red herring. In fact he is not a European but South...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100MULTIHULLS MATCH : FURLING OR TRADITIONAL MAINSAIL Multihulls World match is an open forum, a space for freedom of opinion, open to players in leisure sailing on more than one hull. For this match, we wanted to know if, in the framework of a long term voyage aboard a boat, it is best to choose an in-mast furling mainsail, or a more traditional...Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:44:10 +0100