In the wake of Gitana, april 2015
In offshore racing, very often we know the stories of the sea or the biographies of the sailors setting off on the races, but very little about the background to the teams hidden behind the performances. Dive into the heart of the Gitana Team and each month you too can explore behind the scenes of the offshore racing stable fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild; such is the promise of the web series In the wake of Gitana. Construction, research and development, optimisation, training sessions, competitions, as well as team spirit the Gitana Team opens its doors.
Subject 1: A boat owner's challenge
For the past 15 years he has been one of the driving forces of the multihull world. We meet this man who is as discreet as he is passionate who, thanks to sheer determination, has turned Gitana Team into a genuine laboratory of modern sailing.
Subject 2: Gitana XV ready for take off?
The launch of the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, Gitana XV as she was christened, marks the end of a refit lasting several months for the members of the racing stable fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild. The virtual now gives way to the real and everyone is longing to validate the architectural and technical theories on the water.
Subject 3: Bulkheads and equations
At the Multiplast yard in Vannes, construction of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild is in full swing with the implementation of the carbon skeleton. Identical to the human body, this rigid structure plays three primary roles: support, protection and movement. Antoine Koch, head of Gitana's design office, provides us with the simplified reasoning behind these complicated equations.