Witnessing the launch of his future boat for an upcoming round-the-world race is always a touching moment for a Vendée Globe skipper. It is an important step that celebrates the result of a project the skipper and the sponsor have invested a lot in for months. But it also marks the beginning of the true adventure, starting with training sessions and leading to the Vendée Globe start. Jean le cam launched his yacht, SynerCiel, in Barcelona on Tuesday.
The project came from an owner wish to sail a “one off” racing boat fully optimized for Lake Constance ORC regattas after several years experience on an existing production boat. To achieve such a goal, we were able to use most of the latest technical tools, materials and design developments coming from previous racing projects experience. Because of the sailing location, light wind and flat water condition were always the driving performance factor incorporating an ORC VPP rating system optimization.
El tango dice que “20 años no es nada”, y en el caso de este nuevo Grumete, 40 años tampoco lo son. Hoy se boto el Garufa, un Grumete nuevo en el CNSI, una maravilla de madera artesanal. Lo empezaron en 1972 y con el tiempo, padre (Renzo) e hijo (Daniel) lo completaron en su casa de Lanus.
Mis felicitaciones por este gran logro.
Launched in spring 2012, Bella Mente is the 2nd racing yacht built for owner Hap Fauth. This latest Mini Maxi is 72 feet long and was designed by judel/vrolijk & co yachtdesign. Built by New England Boatworks, Bella’s features include a Hall Spars mast, Southern Spars eC6 carbon rigging, a winch package from Harken, hydraulics from Navtec and Cariboni, and sails built by North Sails.