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the rise of the machine

Discovery of the manufacture of foils for IMOCa with the meeting of Luc Talbourdet, manager of the company Avel Robotics which produces these foils in a fully robotized way.

In the IMOCA gauge , foils made their appearance in 2014, creating this new generation of boats with Dali’s mustaches.

This year, the adjectives on these appendages have flourished as their sizes increase. We were interested in their manufacture. There are several manufacturers, but we went to Lorient to meet Avel Robotics, which manufactures them robotically. Read on.