Since the first breathtaking pictures of Jeremie Beyou’s Charal in flight there is now plenty of evidence that this impressive display was no one-off party piece.
For many in the Imoca 60 fleet, flying offshore with a seven tonne 60-footer travelling at well over 20kts in waves while balanced on a giant foil to leeward and a fin to weather is now the new norm. Little surprise then, that composite experts
Gurit have already spent more than 6,000 hours on the various Imoca 60 projects that they are involved with since the last Vendée Globe. Read on.