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15 October 2015

Pit Stop in St Malo before Le Havre

Transat Jacques Vabre Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild Sébastien Josse

Having set sail from her port of registry in Lorient yesterday to make for Le Havre, the start venue for the Transat Jacques Vabre, the most recent addition to the Gitana fleet was making headway offshore of northern Brittany. At around 12:30am GMT, whilst close-hauled but slightly freed off in around fifteen knots of northerly breeze, the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild suffered boom damage. This technical incident means that Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier are compelled to make a short stopover in St Malo.

Indeed, the shore crew is already in position in the corsair town to recover the damaged part so it can be repaired at Lorima in Lorient. The monohull fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild will continue on her way towards Le Havre as soon as possible, so she can join her future rivals in the Bassin Paul Vatine promptly.

Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, tech spec.

LOA: 20.10m
Waterline length: 18.28m
Beam: 5.70m
Air draught: 29m
Water draught: 4.50m
Displacement (weight): 7.6 tonnes
Keel bulb weight: 3 tonnes
Maximum upwind and downwind sail area: 290m2 / 490m2
Number of sails permitted aboard: 8 (1 mainsail, 7 headsails)
M2 of living space: 10m2
Number and type of daggerboards: 2 foils
Source of on-board energy production: generators coupled to the diesel engine + hydrogenerators

Naval architects: Guillaume Verdier / VPLP Yacht Design
Yard: Multiplast (Vannes)
Rudders: C3 Technologies
Daggerboards: Heol Composites
Keel: AMPM (La Mothe-Achard)
Mast: Lorima (Lorient) 

Start of construction: September 2014
Launch: 7 August 2015

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