REVEALED: The Figaro Beneteau 3:
The Figaro Beneteau 3 is the first production foiling one-design monohull ever to be built. A distillation of technology and innovation, its design results from a collaboration between group Beneteau’s best experts and the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP) office, the architects of the two last boats to win the Vendée Globe.
The Figaro circuit, including the well-known “Solitaire URGO le Figaro”, is renowned for being difficult. It unites the best French offshore racing sailors, who compete in ten races a year. Scuttlebutt Sailing News – REVEALED: The Figaro Beneteau 3, Editor
Sled sledding at 52 Super Series:
Puerto Portals, Spain (July 26, 2017) – Takashi Okura’s Sled hauled themselves up to second place overall at Puerto Portals 52 SUPER SERIES Sailing Week after winning both races on the Bay of Palma today. Okura’s crew, led by tactician Hamish Pepper, strategist Cameron Dunn and navigator Andrea Visintini had a slightly rocky start to this fifth regatta of the six event 52 SUPER SERIES, sailing 8-3-8 to lie eighth of nine. But now they are only two points behind Niklas Zennström’s Rán Racing – and tied with third placed Quantum Racing. Full report.
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