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10 août 2021, 13h59
Second consecutive victory for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in the Rolex Fastnet Race
Two years ago, just a few months after their arrival in the midst of the Gitana Team, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas, together with their four crew, treated themselves to their first major victory by winning the Rolex Fastnet Race. The six sailors also made their mark in the event by setting a new course record of 1 day 4 hours and a few minutes… The last winners of the 100% English edition when the finish was decided in Plymouth yesterday evening at 20:25 UTC, they became the first team to add their names to the winners list in a Fastnet’ rounding off in French waters off Cherbourg-en-Cotentin. After 1 day 9 hours 15 mins and 54 seconds of racing where they ruled supreme and crossed the finish with a lead of more than 10 hours ahead of their closest rival, the men of Gitana Team take their second consecutive victory in this prestigious Anglo-Saxon race.
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09 août 2021, 21h44
Victory supreme for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in the Rolex Fastnet Race 2021
By crossing the finish line of the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race in Cherbourg-en-Cotentin this Monday 9 August at 20:25’58’’ UTC after 1 day 9 hours 15 minutes and 58 seconds of racing, the six sailors aboard the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild treat themselves to their second consecutive victory in this legendary event. Beyond the result though, it is also the manner in which they secured the win that will be etched on people’s memories! Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier, David Boileau, Erwan Israël, Morgan Lagravière and Yann Riou have ruled supreme, finishing the race with a lead of over 118 miles over their closest pursuer. This latest victory for the Gitana Team, the first of the 2021 season, in an event so dear to the five-arrow team, rewards the talent of a crew, which has utterly dominated proceedings from beginning to end and all the work carried out by the shore team, which has been constantly optimising the 32-meters giant since her launch in 2017.
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09 août 2021, 16h06
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild leads the sprint into Cherbourg
The first group to set sail from the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes shortly after 11:00 UTC yesterday, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and the fleet of multihulls are leading the way in this 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race. The particularly boisterous conditions of the start 25 to 30 knots of headwind have gradually given way to a more moderate breeze and a downwind leg since rounding the Fastnet. That said, Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier’s have managed to lengthen their stride and are devouring the miles at top speed. With a lead of nearly 100 miles over their pursuers, the sailors of Gitana Team are leading the chase towards the finish line, off Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, which they’re expected to reach this evening.
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09 août 2021
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08 août 2021, 21h24
Leading the fleet of Rolex Fastnet Race
Since leaving Cowes this Sunday 8 August at 11:10 UTC, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has posted a dazzling race start despite the particularly boisterous conditions in the opening miles in the Solent.
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09 août 2021
Rolex Fastnet Race 2021
A legendary English race setting sail from Cowes on the Isle of Wight, the Rolex Fastnet Race takes place every two years and with every edition gathers together hundreds of boats, both monohulls and multihulls, of all sizes. Professionals and amateurs come together on the same course: a return sprint of nearly 700 nautical miles with the legendary Fastnet lighthouse off southern Ireland as the course mark. For the first time in the event’s history, the finish will be decided in France, in Cherbourg.
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08 août 2021, 13h14
Rolex Fastnet Race, a boisterous start in the Solent for the 49th edition
At 11:10 UTC on the dot, the Ultimes and multihulls were the first class to set sail on the 2021 edition of the prestigious Rolex Fastnet Race. This great English summer classic, which is hosted every two years and starts in Cowes on the Isle of Wight, has long been a must for the Gitana sailors. Indeed, their histories have been intertwined since Baron Edmond de Rothschild’s day, event record holder on Gitana IV for over 19 years, through to more recent times on Gitana Team’s craft. Victorious in 2019, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is defending her title in this event as she makes her sporting comeback. Less than an hour after the starting canon was fired from the Royal Yacht Squadron, the crew helmed by Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas were leading the way as they left the Needles, which marks the exit from the Solent, in the wake of the five-arrow maxi-trimaran. Let battle commence!
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08 août 2021
A clean start for the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race
A clean start for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in the 49th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, which is defending its title in the prestigious English race. A few minutes before setting sail, Franck Cammas, one of the skippers of Gitana 17, and Morgan Lagravière, helm trimmer, shared with us Gitana Team’s ambition for this inaugural race of the 2021 season.
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17 juillet 2021, 09h00
4 years ago to the day, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the pioneer of a new generation of oceanic maxi-trimarans, was first unveiled and launched into the salty water of the Gulf of Morbihan. The fruit of some 170,000 man-hours, including over 35,000 hours of study, the 32-metre Verdier design certainly drew the eye with her planing hulls, her well-crafted aerodynamics and appendages intended to sate an irrepressible desire to clear the way for offshore flight. From the moment she left the yard, the tone was set with Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild’s vision plain for all to see! The livery designed by American street artist Cleon Peterson added the je ne sais quoi to the remarkable personality of this new craft, the twenty-eighth of the legendary Gitana saga.
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17 juillet 2021
Maxi Edmond de Rothschild Vs Kitefoil
They share the same playing field offshore of Lorient, between the Gâvres peninsula and the Ile de Groix, and above all the same passion for foiling, speed and flight! The encounter between the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and the kitesfoilers from the Lorient Glisse et foil association, of which Maxi crew member Morgan Lagravière is one of the mainstays, was a must.
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07 juillet 2021, 16h30
Solo Ultim World Tour Confirmed for 2023
The first ever single-handed race around the world in the giant Ultim multihulls will take place in 2023, 15 years after the vision was originally conceived. The race will be organised by OC Sport Pen Duick in collaboration with the Class Ultim 32/23 as well as the skippers and owners of the world’s most highly advanced and exciting ocean-going race boats.
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28 mai 2021, 11h24
The Rolex Fastnet Race, Transat Jacques Vabre… and the Jules Verne Trophy!
With 10 days to go till the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is relaunched, the five-arrow racing stable is unveiling its sports programme for 2021. It had already been announced that Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their crew would be defending their title in the Rolex Fastnet Race in early August before lining up in double-handed configuration on the start line of the Transat Jacques Vabre in early November. What is new is the plan to set sail on another round the world record attempt, which Gitana Team hopes to finish off the year with. As a result, three major events will punctuate the programme drawn up for Gitana Team and the men on the 32-metre flying giant.
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22 janvier 2021
The first accounts from on-board at the end of the Jules Verne Trophy attempt
It is with a great deal of disappointment and inevitably a few regrets that this circumnavigation of the globe draws to a close for the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.
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21 janvier 2021
Best time ever recorded to the tip of South Africa, by way of a tribute to Benjamin de Rothschild
By leaving the longitude of Cape Agulhas in her wake this Thursday 21 January at 15h37’53’’ UTC, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has officially entered the Indian Ocean...
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21 janvier 2021, 16h00
Best time ever recorded to the tip of South Africa, by way of a tribute to Benjamin de Rothschild
By leaving the longitude of Cape Agulhas in her wake this Thursday 21 January at 15h37’53’’ UTC, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild has officially entered the Indian Ocean. After 11 days 14 hours and 3 minutes at sea, Franck Cammas, Charles Caudrelier and their four crew are attacking the Southern Ocean with a lead of more than 1 day 7 hours and 19 minutes over Francis Joyon and the men on Idec Sport. In so doing, they have become the fastest sailors in history on this descent of the Atlantic; a fantastic time which they naturally dedicate to Baron Benjamin de Rothschild, whose passing was announced just a few days ago.
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