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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 15 : The physical preparation

This week we are behind the scenes looking at the physical preparation of the team and especially Yann Guichard for the Route du Rhum. At the Country Club Geneva, at the foot of the mountains, the skipper has a programme…

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Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing on the podium at the first Grand Prix of the season

Two victories in 13 rounds took Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing to a second place in the GP Les Ambassadeurs, the first round of the D35 Championship, at the Société Nautique de Genève on Lake Geneva this weekend. The heavyweights…

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The D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing on track for the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs

The thoroughbreds are back on Lake Geneva. From May 9 to 11, the Société Nautique de Genève will hold the fourth edition of the Grand Prix Les Ambassadeurs, the opening event of the Vulcain Trophy. In 2014, the Ladycat of…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 14 : The Autopilots

Designed for crewed sailing, the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 has never had autopilot. A small revolution has taken place on board since the decision to compete in the Route du Rhum. It is a fact that, sailing solo, Yann cannot be…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 13 : The sensors

It may seem like a complicated subject but in fact it is very simple: sensors are installed on a racing boat like electrodes on the human body. They measure the stresses in the structure of the part they have been…

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Getting Started on Lake Geneva

Wearing her new colours and the names of her new partners, the D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing mark 2014, was back on Lake Geneva last week for the first training session. After the winter break and a complete check…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 12 : Making the sails

As promised, ’40 metres solo’ returns to the story of the sails. After last Thursday’s episode on their design, today we are walking the floor of the North Sails France sail loft in Vannes with Jacques Guichard, who tells us…

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The first sail and success on Spindrift 2

-        Conclusive technical tests on board the maxi-trimaran Spindrift 2 -        Start of training on board the D35 Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing Spindrift 2 has had its first sail after the winter optimisation, spending a night at sea criss-crossing…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 11 : Designing the sails

As children, we all drew sails. Two triangles, a mast and a hull ​​and we had the most beautiful pirate ship in the world to hunt treasures on deserted islands around the room. Today, as a ‘Sail Designer’ at North…

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Spindrift racing series : “40 metres solo” Episode 10 : A “New” boat

At first glance, Spindrift 2 has not been transformed this winter. But for those with a keen eye – and those who have followed the ’40 metres solo’ web series (great to have you still on board) – the black,…

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