80' trimaran for Route du Rhum to be skippered by Lionel Lemanchois

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  1. Corley
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    It looks like the upcoming Armen Race is going to have a good attendance of multihulls including Lionel Lemanchois new Maxi 80 Prince de Bretagne. Also entered are Multi30's, Multi50's and MOD70's.
     
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    Good video! Funny that they had the camera trained on that block when it popped out of the deck... would have made me anxious to then train the camera on anything else!

    In that article there is the expression 'allures de débridés et travers' (which relates to the french 'allures de voile' meaning 'points of sail') which means reaching and broad reaching.

    ...

    Perhaps google also had trouble with the following part:

    Voiles et Voiliers: Has it bean difficult to trim the mast on a beet?

    Lemonchois: It must be treated more gingerly on the beets, but as long as we eat our spinach first, it will be small potatoes on the Route du Rhum.

    ...

    Here's a page about the French terms for points of sail, and the accompanying image:

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  5. El_Guero

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    Dave,

    I find it difficult to believe they did this as well. Unless those beams were over engineered by a lot before, they are seriously under engineered now.

    IMHO.

    Wayne
     
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    The weight of the boat is similar and from what they have published they did reinforce the beams for the greater loads where required. The mast height and beam is the same as the ORMA60 but larger sails can be set in the foretriangle. A large part of the cost of building these boats is in the beams rather than the hulls hence why they reused the beams to make a new trimaran.
     
  7. El_Guero

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    The reason those beams cost more than the hulls is the engineering requirement .... so,

     
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    As always a work in progress a recent video from the Prince de Bretagne team shows the boat in the shed. The old Multi50 Prince de Bretagne was tweaked up to a very reliable boat through constant attention to detail by Lionel Lemonchois and the team.

    http://youtu.be/3NRRwZcI6rU

     
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    What are the accommodations?
     
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    There's a sleeping bag and a pipe berth, maybe a bean bag for rougher conditions, a galley which contains a little jetboil unit and some plastic cutlery... and a bucket!

    Nice, huh?

    :)
     
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    It's pretty spacious inside the main hull by racing trimaran standards VPLP went with a more elliptical hull form in an attempt to reduce slamming which gives more height inside. But as Blackburn noted it's not a comfy cruising boat by any stretch :).
     
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    I'm not familiar with the record route that Lionel Lemonchois is going on standby for "The Mauritian" might be a new one. Departs Lorient round the Cape of good hope and on to Port Louis in Mauritius.

    https://www.facebook.com/MaxiPrinceDeBretagne

    here is the rough bing translate of the latest entry on the Maxi 80 facebook page:

    Back on video on the announcement of the stand-by of Lionel Lemonchois on record "The Mauritian"...The opportunity to discover the brand new space 'Voile' Prince of Brittany!

    http://youtu.be/oHwel9VvFPM

     
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    An update on the "Mauritian" record attempt looks like Lionel Lemonchois will be leaving tomorrow. After searching on the web It appears the record is held by Francis Joyon at ~26 days (doesn't seem to be a WSSRC ratified record though).

    From the team with a bit of funky bing translation stuff but you get the gist :).

    It refines a little...
    "We are almost 100% to go sure. In fact, we see the window state for five days, there should not be any surprise by tomorrow, if not on the exact timing of the departure" stated Normandy skipper.
    So, it should leave its Lorient base pontoon around 9:30 to cut the line before 11 a.m. South of the tip of Gâvres.
    The Lorient (and others!), come and encourage him to BSM before going off to work

    http://youtu.be/TfnaM5sqRjw

     
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    ^^^

    Francis Joyon has managed to start in two different races going in different directions at the same time...

    This must be the epitome of French ocean-going record attempts. LOL

    And maybe he'll win them both!

    :)


    Happy New Year to you all!
     
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