Gitana 17-100' Trimaran Foiler-Launch 7/17/17

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    New video-but not much new that hasn't already been covered:
    (English subtitles)

     
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    Gitana 17 Sails! She appears to be sailing with only the port ama foil-the stb foil is not yet installed. The port foil appears quite large as Guillaume said it was.

    google translation:

    "Return video on the first exit off Lorient from Maxi Edmond de Rothschild. Sébastien Josse and the Gitana Team offer themselves a first discovery session, with only one foil."


     
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    Gitana 17-
    Analysis of the first sea trials
    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is what we might refer to as ‘being broken in'. In fact, since leaving the yard, the sailors, technicians and naval architects, who thought through this 32-metre trimaran in the minutest detail, are finally discovering what she is made of. Her skipper, Sébastien Josse, shared his first impressions with us: “The initial sensations are very positive and our first sea trials are still leaving us wanting more!” gushes the sailor from Nice. “After our first five sea trials we can safely say that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild platform is fully in line with our specifications. She's a stiff, safe boat – you really get the sense that she can roll with the punches – and she's powerful to boot. So far we've had some fairly medium conditions in which to trial her, but you immediately get the sense that she has quite a lot more under her ‘bonnet', which is very positive. We're all keen to get out sailing in strong wind and heavy seas, but we'll cross that bridge when we get to it. The ‘summery' conditions are enabling us to gradually get the measure of the Maxi, familiarise ourselves with the way she responds and how she behaves. For now, we've been out in crewed configuration, but in the next few days, we'll switch to ‘double-handed' mode. A month on from the launch, we're at the midway point between getting a feel for this recently launched giant and our phase of preparation for the Jacques Vabre with Thomas (Rouxel). The timing is fantastic and the whole team has been working hard to ensure we're on track. It's still too early to make a proper analysis. We'll have to wait for the Jacques Vabre and the precious miles of an Atlantic crossing spent in race configuration for that, but one thing for sure is that she has a lot of potential, which we'll be able to discover as we go along."

    Presented as a 2-in-1 boat by her architect Guillaume Verdier, Gitana 17 heralds the start of a new generation of large oceanic trimarans, giants that are half Archimedean sail boat, half flying craft. Pioneers breaking new ground, the racing stable fitted out by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild is gladly stepping into the role of ‘trailblazer' of offshore flight: “Flight? Clearly this isn't the key objective of the initial sea trials as there is a lot to do in terms of really getting a feel for the machine. However, we now have everything in place aboard the boat to really be able to make full use of our systems. The sea trials we've been able to carry out since the launch haven't been long enough to really have things down pat, but what we can already say today is that there is no doubt that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will fly! After that, knowing in which configuration that will be possible and efficient in terms of performance will take patience!” concluded the skipper of Gitana.


     
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    Gitana Foiling!! (note that the tip of the port UptiP ama foil appears to be blurred out)
    Décollage immédiat ! http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/popup/decollage-immediat/

    googletrans of the magazine comment:
    "The first new generation Ultim to fly around the world, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild - Gitana 17 was able to prove this week off Lorient. The trimaran, designed by Guillaume Verdier and his team, showed agility in the Morbihan department in which it was launched on July 17 (Vannes). Next season for skipper Sébastien Josse and his team, on this maxi-trimaran: the Transat Jacques Vabre which will start on November 5, 2017."



    Picture by Yann Riou/Gitana S.A.

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    Gitana Foiling--- look at the port foil in the circle-it's blurred. The starboard foil tip is right at the surface showing a very big foil:

    picture by Yann Riou:
    Gitana Foiling! - Copy.jpg
     
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    Gitana Foiling! From the article above-a bit of an explanation why details have been so hard to get:

    On board, guests are not allowed to take pictures or make videos. There are secrets that you do not want to disclose to the competition?

    "There are not many boats like ours. In the monocoque Imoca, each team also has its little secrets and it is even more the case on these trimarans. Guillaume Verdier is an architect who has the wind in its sails with innovative ideas. We have the earliest on these ideas. It should not be forgotten that there are other trimarans going out (note: Banque Populaire d'Armel Le Cléac'h and Sodebo of Thomas Coville) and we have technological innovations on our boat, so we want to Keep them warm as long as possible. Now, the true result, we will see it on the water. It is the one who wins the races that is right."
     
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    Sorry Doug - you must have been right about that being a good idea and I was clearly wrong. There's no way they'd have copied it otherwise.
     

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    I saw the boat a couple of days ago-very impressive.Am I the only one to find the "conning towers" over the rudders interesting?Although the water was a bit too ripply to see clearly,the tip foils on the rudders probably have a two metre span.There is some hydraulic stuff going on with the rudders too,maybe just steering,maybe foil adjustment.
     
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