How to shatter all records, that is, the world’s largest flying trimaran!

Here, a preview during the launching in Vannes (France) at the Multiplast shipyard, are photos of the new Gitana 17 (let’s hope the number is not unlucky), the jewel wanted by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, which represents the latest in technology in terms of flying multihulls to shatter ocean records. 32 meters long, 23 meters wide, weighing 15 tons, with a sail area of 450 square meters upwind and 650 at the carriers, it took 170,000 hours of work (250 people involved and twenty months of toil) to make it.

Great studies were done on appendages: after hours of sailing on the Multi70 (which is now Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati), the Gitana team (in collaboration with ocean sailing guru Guillaume Verdier) opted for extra-large L-shaped foils and T-Foil rudders. What do you think?




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