Team Adventure, the Norman American
The last half-hull of Cam Lewis's (USA) catamaran is under construction in Cherbourg (Normandy, France). Team Adventure, which will be launched in September 2000, sets herself apart from Club Med and "Code One" with more vertical transoms and steering wheels positioned farther forwards.
The construction of Cam Lewis's (USA) catamaran, provisionally called Team Adventure, is progressing on schedule for launching in September 2000.The JMV yard in Cherbourg (Normandy, France) is on the point of starting the last half-hull for this third 33-m
(110-ft) catamaran designed by the Gilles Ollier Design Team for The Race. Simultaneously, they will start assembling the first complete hull. The aft and central crossbeams are also under construction.
All these operations are keeping about 30 people busy under the watchful eye of Josse Huet, the project manager delegated by Multiplast. The techniques used are exactly the same as those employed in Vannes – even if this catamaran will differ from her two sister ships on several points. The transoms of each hull lend themselves particularly well for customising, because they are made in separate moulds. Cam Lewis has taken advantage by choosing more vertical transoms than those of Club Med. Here are other characteristics specific to this catamaran: the steering wheels are positioned further forwards, just abaft the companionway cuddy, for better protection from the elements; bulwarks extend along the outer cockpit sides from this same cuddy; and a personalised interior layout will be fitted.Assembly of the platform is programmed for the end of July 2000, using elements that will have been prepared in advance for painting. Team Adventure will be launched in September in Cherbourg and will then rally Vannes to take delivery of her spars.