Brian-Thomson-et-son-quipage-vainqueurs-de-lOryx-Quest-2005Multiplast and Doha 2006 win the Oryx Quest

Saturday April 9, 08h 01' Gmt. After a circumnavigation of 62d 21h 01' 22" covering 23020 nautical miles setting out from and returning to Doha (Qatar) via the Horn and the Cape of Good Hope, the maxi catamaran Doha 2006 has taken a clear win in the first edition of the Oryx Quest, a success story in which the boat's reliability has played a major part. An exceptional first trimester in 2005 for the Gilles Ollier Design Team and Multiplast.
A winning combination for the design and build teams with Orange II and Doha 2006 each snapping up first place in the year's non-stop round the world sailing events.


orange-2Orange II. The Gilles Ollier Design Team and Multiplast congratulated !

News of Orange II's technical performance has travelled the world. After 27 000 miles at sea in the incredible time of 50 days, the maxi catamaran completed her circumnavigation without having sustained any damage. Orange II's reliability and high average speed were the guiding principles throughout her design and construction and were noted by all commentators. Edited extracts...
Bruno Peyron / Skipper of Orange II

Brest, March 16, arrival harbour: "...First of all, a thought for those who were involved in the design and construction of the boat. Firstly, I'm thinking of the Multiplast yard.

Orange-II-fonce-vers-la-ligneRound the world record for Orange II & Multiplast

Wednesday 16th March 2005 à 03h23' French time (02h23GMT), Orange II crossed the finishing line to take the round the world record under sail in 50d 16h 20' 04" at an average speed of 22,20 knots over the official course of 21600 miles, knocking more than 7 days off the time set by Cheyenne in 2004 and quite 13 days off the time set by Geronimo in the Jules Verne Trophy.
The addition of this new reference time to the list makes Orange II the fastest ocean-going multihull in the world (but not the biggest, which remains with Cheyenne).



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