Hemp 40


Well not hemp exactly, but rather flax! We know, it sounds unlikely,
but according to Régis
from Sur Tous Les Océans, "Using flax is an important
innovation in ship building, particularly for a racing offshore boat.
“We will prove that flax is effective, and that is an alternative
with traditional building materials as glass fiber.” Already, the
Interprofessional Comity of Flax Production (CIPALIN) and Libeco Lagae
support the project."

The boat will be presented to the public at the Nautic 2008 in Paris,
then she will take part in events like Grand Prix Petit Navire, SNSM
Record, Transmanche, Fastnet, Cowes- Dinard, and class 40’ races
as Les Sables-Madère-Les Sables, Mondial Class 40’ and
Transat Jacques Vabre. The boat will be launched in february 2009. Meanwhile,
Regis is looking for sponsors to associate their image to this innovative
environmentally sound project.