The fruit of a close collaboration between four firms of naval architects, Gitana X hit the water for the first time in June 2002. Her aesthetic appeal and the structure of her X-beams, an innovative feature at the time, meant that she was considered to be a rather daring 60-foot trimaran.
GITANA XGiven name
|Category ORMA60 multihull||Length 18.28 m|
|Year of launch 2002||Naval architect(s) Gilles Ollier, Duncan Mac Lane, Sébastien Schmidt and Mario Caponnetto|
|Upwind sail area 310 m²||Downwind sail area 430 m²|
In 2000, Gitana Team is created by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, keen to provide a professional context for his passion for watersports. After a conclusive experience aboard Gitana IX, the boat owner is keen to continue in the same vein, but very much in his own style. To do this, he launches the build of a new trimaran so as to participate in the world multihull championship, the Orma championship. In this way, the idea of Gitana X takes shape; a highly aesthetic multihull, whose central hull and beams form an X, enabling the weight distribution to be centred thus creating a stiffer platform. The multihull also features a very large cockpit, which is perfect for manœuvres.
Initially skippered by Lionel Lemonchois, the helm of Gitana X is then entrusted to Thierry Duprey du Vorsent with the aim of training up young talent, and finally to Marc Guillemot.