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Programme 2019 - 2023

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Behind the scenes of a victory!
Just Flying !
Fastnet Rock rounded
Start of the Rolex Fastnet Race 2019
Winning Rolex Fastnet Race
Irish training before Rolex Fastnet race
From Rhum to water, episode 3 : Rebirth
From Rhum to water, episode 2 : understanding
From Rhum to water, episode 1: the facts
A tandem at the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

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Behind the scenes of a victory!

Late last Sunday, after a duel lasting over 600 nautical miles, the crew of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish line in the Rolex Fastnet Race a matter of seconds in front of François Gabart and his men. In this way, helmed by Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier, the latest addition to the Gitana fleet posted her first victory in a major prestigious race since her launch in July 2017. Through the trusty lens of Yann Riou, Gitana's loyal and talented mediaman, you can get to the very...

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04 August
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Maxi Edmond de Rothschild takes title fight to the wire and secures victory and the record

The 48th edition of the Rolex Fastnet Race, which set sail from the Isle of Wight yesterday, Saturday 3 August, is sure to go down in the event's history thanks to the incredible way Gitana and Macif concluded the race! For their second fleet competition at the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, the Franck Cammas - Charles Caudrelier pairing and its four crew (David Boileau, Erwan Israël, Morgan Lagravière and Yann Riou) just pipped François Gabart and his men at the post. In so doing, the...

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03 August
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Clean start despite excitement for the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crew

In three months to the day, they'll be taking on a big 14,000-mile looped course of the Atlantic starting out from Brest. However, this Saturday, it's in the English waters of the Solent that the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and her three rivals are lining up for a fleet clash. At 12:30 hours local time, the start was given at the legendary Royal Yacht Squadron, releasing the four giants in just ten knots or so of E'ly breeze. On a single tack towards the Needles, the Maxis led the way forward for a...

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22 July
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Two months already!

On 23 May, the latest addition to the Gitana fleet got back down to business. As such, the past two months have been very hectic for the Gitana Team and its two new skippers, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas. Incorporating the end of the refit, the relaunch, the discovery of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and offshore flight, the validation and launch of manufacture for the future developments… the analysis from these first few weeks is proving very positive. In a little less than a fortnight,...

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01 June
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Second in the ArMen Race Uship

Patience was a prerequisite in reaching the end of the 220-mile course for the 2019 edition of the ArMen Race Uship. Dominated by conditions associated with a high pressure system, the race was played out in slow motion even for the three competing Ultimes. At the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Charles Caudrelier and Franck Cammas were setting sail on their very first race since they joined the five-arrow team. No matter the weather then, it was a chance for discovery and every session out...

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30 May
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The ArMen Race Uship by way of an introduction

Relaunched just a week ago after a six-month reconstruction, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is setting sail this Thursday at 16:30 hours local time on the ArMen Race Uship. This multi-class race, which groups together both professionals and amateurs at the start in La Trinité sur Mer and the Baie de Quiberon, is the first official showdown of 2019 for the flying maxi-trimaran. True to form, her two skippers have opted to get straight to the heart of the matter and utilise the 200-nautical mile coastal...

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29 May
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FROM RHUM TO WATER

via a three-part mini series created by the PolaRYSE teams, Gitana Team reviews the timing of events, which led to the damage and subsequent retirement of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, as well as the ensuing months.

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23 May
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Time to take the plunge

There's no doubt about it, the large offshore multihull season is up and running! Following on from Actual Leader last week, Macif yesterday, this morning it was the turn of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to return to the ocean this Thursday 23 May at her Lorient base. After a six-month refit, devoted to the repair of the starboard bow section lost during the Route du Rhum, together with the optimisation of the giant 32-metre platform, the team was keen to rediscover the latest addition to the Gitana...

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25 April
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Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier at the helm of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild

Within the Gitana racing stable, the winter refit is on the final straight. In fact, in a little less than a month, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will leave her shed in Lorient and head over to the pontoons that make up the Base. Once there, she will be equipped with a brand new starboard bow and, most significantly, we'll get the chance to discover her new skipper. Following the end of its collaboration with Sébastien Josse, which began some eight years ago, 2019 will see the five-arrow team opening...

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