it’s Groupama 3, on its way back to the Multiplast yard, last April, after suffering catastrophic failure and flipping during an attempt on the round the world record. Now Cammas’ maxi-trimaran has new, beefed up floats and is set to be relaunched in 30 days time. On this year’s program are three record attempts: Mediterranean crossing Marseilles – Carthage in May (held by Orange II, which took 17hr 56 mn to cover 458 nm); North Atlantic crossing in July (held by Groupama 3); Jules Verne Trophy from 1st November (held by Orange II in 50 d 16h and 20 mn at an average of 17.89 knots). Pic from Yvan Zedda. More here.