Gitana Team

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  1. Ilan Voyager
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    Ilan Voyager Senior Member

    Gitana 60 feet Trimaran

    A very good internet site in french and english (http://www.gitana-team.com/) about the Gitana X and Gitana XI 60 feet racing trimarans. Plenty of information and a lot de very nice pics to download and very worthy to examine for those interested in naval architecture.

    To give an idea of the speed of these oceanic racing trimarans Gitana XI has won the speed run of the "Defi Petit Navire" making a run of 9,1 nautic milles in 16 min et 59 s so a average speed of 32,15 knots (37 MPH). That means that this trimaran is able to reach 40 knots.

    Gitana has won also the round trip of 18.2 NM in 39’38 so an average speed of about 27.5 knots...this sailing boat, made for open ocean racing is pretty fast!
     
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    Polarity Senior Member

    Yes and here is an excellent view of those X beams... :eek:

    Maybe a little more nose up trim required on the T foils...

    Photo: G. Martin-Raget/Royale Production.
    http://www.martin-raget.com/
     

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  3. RThompson

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    And the new Olympics Demonstration sport is:

    Freestyle Sailing

    YEE-HA!!

    Someones ALWAYS has to be just a little to heavy on the throttle.

    Rob
     
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    mistral Senior Member

    I'll show this picture to my girlfriend (she's even my crew) so she won't bother me anymore when we pitchpole on our hobie 16;
    mmmmmmmm, i think i can print it and stick it to the mast base :))))))

    Mistral
     
  5. Ilan Voyager
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    Ilan Voyager Senior Member

    Yes, going hard is always risky.

    Formula One finish in the gravel, motorcycles eject the pilots in hard slides, aerobatic planes may lose a wing, you can fall down running fast in the stairs, your mom may cook an horrible thing trying a new recipe...

    But look at the following pics, and you'll see that for sailing this tris you need guts and hability...

    For those afraid by risk, the best sport is couch-potatoes.
     

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    Ilan Voyager Senior Member

    Fujicolor skipped by Loick Peyron.
     

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  7. Ilan Voyager
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    Only for tough guys

    Fujicolor in windy weather and rough sea. I guess the life boat of Fujicolor has been revised a last time just before the start.
     

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    Ilan Voyager Senior Member

    A gang of cool blooded sailors

    Club Mediterranee: round around the world by the Cape Horn at the average speed of 18.25 knots.
     

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    Ilan Voyager Senior Member

    The last one but the toughest

    Francis Joyon, 47 years old, achieves the 03/02/2004 his solo circumnavigation on the Trimaran Idec (27.5 meters long, 79 feet) in 72 days 22 hours 54 mn 22 sec.

    Francis is known for his titanium hard mental strength.

    The world record is set so high that I think it won't be broken in a long time.

    Does someone feel he is able to sail alone a 79 feet tri in the screaming sixties? I won't try, I hate cold water and chilling 60 knots winds.
     

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