Fuente info Gitana
Press Release n°174
The start of the 11th edition of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe is less than three weeks away. On November 4th, Sébastien Josse is set to leave at the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild on his 3rd participation in the race and the second consecutive one on board an Ultime. This famous race between Saint-Malo France and Pointe-à-Pitre in Guadeloupe will be the first to be done solo on the boat.
6 Ultimes, the most spectacular and famous boats in the fleet, will race each other across the 3,542-mile Atlantic course. The standard is extremely high and rarely does one get to see such a level playing field all gathered together. These flying machines really mark the turning point in offshore racing. The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is one of three foiling trimarans and was the first to be launched in July 2017. The philosophy behind the team and the design of the boat make them without question stand out for both boldness and innovation.
42 Years old
16 Transatlantic Races
3 Vendée Globe races, 1 Volvo Ocean Race, 1 Jules Verne Trophy, 5 Solitaire du Figaro’s
MAXI EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild – christened Gitana 17 becomes the latest of the famous and long line of Gitana boats – a 32 metre long by 23 metre wide trimaran it was designed by the architect Guillaume Verdier and his team, in collaboration with the Gitana design office. Precursor, this giant of seas with decidedly planing, aggressive and innovative hulls, far removed from those known on current oceanic multihulls, opens the era of a new generation machines whose aim is to fly around the world.