club-med-navigueClub Med Sails


Named and launched on May 8th, the maxi-catamaran Club Med co-skippered by the New Zealander Grant Dalton received her mast at the beginning of the week and has sailed for the first time.
While the launching of a boat is always a very emotional happening – it is the fulfilment of thousands of hours of work – there always remains much to do before sailing. In effect, stepping the mast first of all, requires an enormous amount of precision. All the shrouds that support the mast should fall right and be perfectly adjusted. Even more so when it is a rotating mast, the mast foot ball should allow unrestricted movement. To make this manoeuvre easier, Multiplast

club-med-lanceClub Med launched

After 5 years thought, design and some 60,000 man-hours of work achieved in one year, Club Med was introduced to her watery element on Monday May 8th 2000. Co-skippered by the New Zealand skipper Grant Dalton, she is the first of 3 maxi-catamarans* specially built by Multiplast for The Race. A great moment of emotion for all the employees of the yard – all 50 of them – and the Gilles Ollier Design Team, who have worked without a break to give birth to this exceptional boat.
Gilles Ollier : "Since the press conference organised by Bruno Peyron at the Paris Maritime Museum in 1993, after having won the first Jules Verne Trophy that same year on Commodore

team-adventureTeam 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



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