Posts Tagged ‘Safran’
The world’s first outward-facing J/foil made its debut last week, and Morgan Lagraviere seems to have the Open 60 Safran going pretty well. This little shot is a screen grab from the video here of the shakedown cruise, and be sure to check out the 2016 Vendee Globe thread to keep up with the very latest news. For a bonus foiling story, check the Google Trans of a very comprehensive Voiles et Voiliers interview with Gitana’s Seb Josse here.
May 21st, 2015 by admin
Did anyone expect the first bluewater foiler to be a monohull? We sure didn’t, but Morgan Legraviere’s new Open 60 Safran looks ready for takeoff. Sick work from the dominant duo of Verdier and VPLP, and you can hit the “New IMOCA” thread for video and more pics. Oh – and you’ll like what Verdier calls them; ‘Dali Moustache’ foils. We’re a little confused though; When did dropping hundreds of balloons into the sea become ok? Biodegradable or not, seems like a bit of a dick move.
March 8th, 2015 by admin
Gutek’s Energa is possibly the most powerful Open 60 that will ever be built while Safran is a much more agile instrument. For a great profile on Gutek check out this link; Gutek’s tracker doesn’t work so well, but Safran’s ahead – track him here.
Big thanks to Bjoern Kils, New York Media Boat for being our eyes on the Big Apple.
Hit him up if you need any commercial or sporting work done in the NY area.
June 28th, 2013 by admin