The current monohull record holders for the GROUPAMA Race around New Caledonia will return in 2020 with a Hong Kong team hungry to also claim the multihull record for the biennial South Pacific race starting June 21.
“This time the team will take the Sun Hung Kai FUKU Scallywag trimaran sporting all its new modifications,” said skipper David Witt.
As well as a spiffy new paint job and set of North Sails, structural changes include new front foils with a rake system, new T rudders to allow the boat to fully foil, plus new hydraulic, PLC and electrical systems.
“Basically everything on the boat has been renovated or replaced to make it like new, and at the frontline of foiling technology for an offshore racing boat,” Witt commented. “We are expecting an increase of boat speed reaching and running of approximately 20 – 30%.” More here.
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