The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran targets 100 km / h in the water
Work on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild trimaran is progressing in Lorient. The “flying” sailboat will be relaunched in a few weeks and will participate in the Fastnet Race and then in the Transat Jacques Vabre, at incredible speeds.
“The idea is to make our ship fly even faster, higher and further around the planet,” explains Cyril Dardashti, CEO. Gypsy aims for 50, then 55 knots. That is more than 100 km / h in the water!
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will be the most refined, successful, and the most advanced maxi in its class. It will be the most innovative ”, according to Cyril Dardashti, General Manager of Team Gitana.
”The idea is really to be able to fly our boat, offshore racing around the planet. Making our Maxi fly faster, higher and further. Our efforts are focused on aerodynamics and hydrodynamics where real margins still exist. ”
“Fly faster, higher, further” is the motto that Edmond de Rothschild’s team has forged with their Gitana 17.