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VPLP has lately become top dog in ultra-high performance racing yacht design, mostly because the world has finally caught up with the French naval architecture whose first-ever design was a foiling trimaran – decades ago. With nearly half the Vendee Globe fleet (and all the foilers) coming from their desk and a big proportion of all the new foiling Ultime and smaller multihull designs coming through VPLP, we decided it would a good time to check in on our old friend and VPLP co-founder Vincent Lauriot Prévost and one of his top NAs Xavier Guilbaud for a chat.  Learn more about what they do and why they do it as well as a ton on the Vendee Globe, the Volvo Ocean Race, the new Gunboat and even Olympic racing, as well as the future of this darned foiling craze.  Full show notes here, and don’t forget to subscribe to the SA Podcast here for more great shows coming this week!