More than two months after its capsize, off New Zealand, the maxi trimaran
Groupama 3 is back in the Multiplast yard in which it was created, after
being transported by cargo ship across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans
as far as Lorient. On the programme is no less than six months work, before
the boat is ready to make another attempt at taking the Jules Verne Trophy.
Why so long? Read
News continues its week of America’s Cup stories with an account of the
Alinghi design team’s work towards a Deed of Gift multihull, but whether
that’s a tri, a cat, or simply a dog still isn’t clear. Read more here.
There are new images of the Alinghi sailors training on the Volvo Extreme
40s and some great "Le Black" sailing pictures here.
With two bullets in the last two races, Armando Giulietti, Sébastien
Col and their crew on board Team Hiroshi – Città di Milano confirm
their leadership over the RC 44 Class. After their victory in the match
race event, Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts (BMW ORACLE Racing) concluded
the fleet race event in second spot, just ahead of Patrick de Barros and
Ben Ainslie’s Banco Espirito Santo.