James Boyd has penned an article on the latest generation of Ultime trimarans for Sailing World:
The current class of Ultime trimarans is bigger and more complex than ever, but a new breed of sailor knows how to handle them.
Since François Gabart won the Vendée Globe at age 29, he and his sponsor MACIF have graduated to the Ultime class, with a giant multihull launched last year purpose-built for singlehanded long-distance racing and record breaking. Gabart won last fall’s doublehanded Transat Jacques Vabre, and proved this was no fluke by winning the Transat bakerly singlehanded across the Atlantic, from England to New York, in May.
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