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not standing still


Following a very busy summer, which saw the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild secure her first victory in the Rolex Fastnet Race, as well as enabling the Franck Cammas / Charles Caudrelier pairing to validate their qualification for the Brest Atlantiques, the 32-metre giant returned to her technical base for a few weeks on 26 August.

Part of the schedule for 2019, the objectives for this haul-out were twofold for the members of Gitana Team. With two months to go for the start of the Brest Atlantiques, a check-up of the general structure, appendages and systems was called for and the five-arrow team also made the most of this three-week period to continue its developments and introduce a major new feature aboard the Maxi; an aft beam fairing that further enhances the aerodynamics of the platform. Read on.