Published On: Sun, Aug 30th, 2015

FRANCE: Dramatic video from from the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild

Launched on 7 August in Vannes, after an eleven-month build at the Multiplast yard, le Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild was able to put in her first tacks just ten days later offshore of the team’s base in Lorient.

Alt_Screen Shot 20150830 at 2.01.02 am  Mono60 Edmond de RothchildThierry Martinez ©

 

At the start of this week, on Monday 24 August, the weather reports announced that a particularly active and deep low was set to roll across Brittany, dishing up 28 to 35 knots of north-westerly breeze accompanied by a 2.5 to 3-metre swell! Sébastien Josse and Charles Caudrelier saw it as the perfect opportunity to validate the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild’s performance in blustery conditions: “It was really interesting to get a chance to sail in these boisterous conditions on what was only our 3rd outing! Our current phase is all about discovering and breaking-in the boat. Even though this type of sailing is giving us some positive signs as to how the boat handles, these outings are just sprints for now so they’re much too short to draw any real conclusions from them. We’ll have to wait till the finish of the Transat Jacques Vabre for that. The very demanding 5, 400-mile course (nearly quarter of a round the world circuit) offered up by this double-handed transatlantic race serves as a fantastic trial run, ” explained the skipper of Edmond de Rothschild.

 

 

With a little less than two months till the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, which sets sail on 25 October from Le Havre, the pace is picking up. Indeed, to stand a chance of being ready to set sail for Brazil, the Edmond de Rothschild duo has a very tight schedule to stick to. In this way, the training sessions will intensify, notably including a 1, 000 nautical mile qualifier aboard the new boat, and every opportunity for time on the water will be exploited to the full as Sébastien Josse stresses: “The Transat Jacques Vabre is tomorrow! As a result there’s no time for deliberation. If we get a chance to go sailing, we’re going.”

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