Vor 70 Groupama 4 pasa un nuevo test

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2011/07/13-16h41
Groupama 4 passes her second scrutineering
Groupama in the Volvo Ocean Race

This Wednesday, Groupama 4′s second scrutineering examination was completed. After measuring the boat in every direction for nearly six days, Carlos de Beltran, the class measurer assigned by the Volvo Ocean Race organisation, is leaving Lorient. A third and final test will still be necessary to check the second mast and the sails.

“All the work carried out over the past few days has enabled us to measure Groupama 4 and ensure that her dimensions correspond with the class measurement rules imposed by the organisation” explains Luc Gellusseau, in charge of this department for Groupama sailing team.

The measurer Carlos de Beltran has gone over Groupama 4 with a fine-toothed comb to ensure she conforms to the class measurement with a view to Groupama sailing team’s arrival in Alicante, the host town for the start of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The test process undergone by Groupama 4 is long, complicated and rigorous: nothing escapes the keen eye of the class measurer! Luc Gellusseau sums up the most important stages: “The measurements carried out initially consist of checking if the mast is the right length and if its features are in line with the rules set by the Volvo Ocean Race. After that the mast is stepped and the keel is checked to see that it is of a certain depth. Following that the whole boat is weighed, to see that she doesn’t weigh less than 14 tonnes and doesn’t exceed 14.50 tonnes. Once the boat is launched the solidity of her structure is tested, along with the system for enabling the keel to be canted 40 degrees. You also check how the boat floats as that will determine the exact location of the waterline, in terms of length and height. Indeed it’s from this same line that you can determine the exact height of the mast, which mustn’t exceed 32 metres”.

Groupama 4, for those who remember, had already undergone one scrutineering session when she came out of the yard. This first visit by the measurer was necessary to finalise the construction of the boat. As such, these past few days have been an opportunity to really perform the official scrutineering. Luc Gellusseau: “We even got a series of tests done on the keel area: it mustn’t go below 4.50m, a measurement which corresponds with the maximum water draught. The boat was also lifted out onto the hard and the keel removed and weighed to check that it doesn’t weigh more than the permitted 7.4 tonnes”.
However, the work to adapt to the strict rules for the Volvo Ocean Race isn’t over yet. Before the crew can cast off for Spain, there are still a few improvements to be made on Groupama 4 and finally, one last `test’ in Alicante in the autumn, prior to the start of the crewed round the world race with stopovers.

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El S40 Papillon ya navega en Japón

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Tony Fushimi y Javier Mendez con la maqueta del barco hecha por Astillero de Modelos
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Fuente info Longitude Yachts

Yokohama, Japan
July 10, 2011

The launch of Soto 40 #23, ‘Papillon’ was a wonderful occasion attended by all the owner’s friends and family as well as the commissioning team that was there for this auspicious event, the arrival of the first of many new Asian Soto 40s. Owner, Mr. Tony Fushimi received the blessing from the Buddhist Priest and the Australian/Asian Agent, Tim Long, had a part in the ceremony as well along with Javier Mendez from M Boats. The day was followed by a lavish lunch with Tony’s guests, crew and friends before we set off for the yacht’s first sail. 12 – 14 knots of wind. A great start to a long association with the Soto 40 and Asia. Good luck and best wishes to Tony Fushimi, ‘Papillon’ and the rest of the crew. Particular thanks to Taro, ‘Nutso’, Marcello, Trent, Chris, Edmund and the rest of the commissioning team for making the time at Seabornia Marina such a wonderful time.

VOR, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing muestra su nuevo barco bautizado Azzam


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ABU DHABI OCEAN RACING YACHT NAMED ‘AZZAM’
DETERMINATION DEFINES ABU DHABI’S VOLVO OCEAN RACE BID

Abu Dhabi, UAE. 6 July 2011: Abu Dhabi’s state-of-the-art Volvo Open 70 racing yacht, which will this October become the first Arab entry into the Volvo Ocean Race – the 39,000 nautical mile ‘Everest of Sailing,’ has been named ‘Azzam’ defining the determination of the emirate’s race ambitions.

“Azzam reflects our determination to deliver an outstanding performance in this race and to strive as best as possible for a podium place,” said HE Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Chairman, Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) and Team Principal, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. “It also reflects the fortitude shown by the pearl divers and traders who shaped our ancient maritime heritage.”

ADTA has awarded Luis Aguilar of Spain a VIP New Year’ Stay in Abu Dhabi after his ‘Alazan’ entry into the international naming competition – run on www.abudhabivolvooceanrace.com – came the closest to the final choice.

“The competition received a terrific response with some 2,415 entries from 73 nations, including 1,172 entries coming from Spain, 319 from within the UAE and 151 from Italy. Luis’ entry was a close runner to Azzam and we look forward to welcoming him and his guest to Abu Dhabi for the New Year celebrations which will mark the arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race into our purpose-built Destination Village,” said Dayne Lim, Product Development Director, ADTA.

Luis’ VIP New Year’s break in Abu Dhabi includes return Pearl business class tickets from Europe on Etihad, the award-winning national airline of the UAE, seven nights stay at the soon-to-open, St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, the iconic brand’s first Middle East property, as well as tickets to a headline concert.

Azzam, developed by the USA’s Farr Yacht Design and built by Italy’s Persico S.p.A. in Bergamo, is one of the most sophisticated ever constructed. It is the culmination of more than 7,000 design and 49,000 build hours. It made its international debut earlier today in Portofino, Italy in the presence of the Mayor of the Italian Riviera town and representatives of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Official Team Partner, the luxury Swiss brand IWC Schaffhausen.

Emblazoned with a striking falcon, the national emblem of the UAE, the brilliant black yacht will carry the 11-strong Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team through international waters in the Volvo Ocean Race which begins in Alicante, Spain this October.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is skippered by double-Olympic medallist Ian Walker of Great Britain. Its crew represents five continents and boasts two UAE nationals – marking the first time an Emirati will compete in the race.

Abu Dhabi will also be the first Arabian host port of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet when it sails into the UAE capital this New Year. ADTA is committed to staging a fortnight-long, emirate-wide celebration to mark the fleet’s two-week stay in Abu Dhabi. A dedicated Destination Village is being built on Abu Dhabi’s stunning Corniche to host the fleet and will be the focal point for celebrations, including in-port racing and headline concerts. The village will be highly interactive and will leverage the emirate’s rich maritime heritage. It will be packed with activities and entertainment including exhibitions, shows, simulators, hospitality, game zones, food & beverage outlets and shops.

Akalam, lo ultimo del estudio de diseño Barracuda Yacht Design


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Superyacht of the Week: The 32 metre Pendennis Akalam
Saturday, 18 June 2011
By Jochem Kaan

Resulting in a technical tour de force, constructed and excecuted to extremely high standards, the 32 metre Akalam is very much a home away from home, combining a family friendly, welcoming ambiance with optimal interaction between inside and outside spaces. Outdoor living on board this brand new Pendennis was one of the main priorities in her development, which started out as a unique design concept as formulated by the European owner, stating that the design process for this yacht “should not have to follow the concept of a yacht just because it is a yacht”.