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In offshore racing, very often we know the stories of the sea or the biographies of the sailors setting off on the races, but very little about the background to the teams hidden behind the performances. Dive into the heart of the Gitana Team and each month you too can explore behind the scenes of the offshore racing stable fitted out by Baron Benjamin de Rothschild; such is the promise of the web series In the wake of Gitana. Construction, research and development, optimisation, training sessions,...

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09 May

Full house for the Edmond de Rothschild multihulls

It was at 10:00am on the dot that the starting gun of the 8th Tour de Belle-Ile fired from the Tara Expéditions yacht. For this 2015 vintage, nearly 500 boats set sail from the same start line set in the bay of Quiberon, south-west Brittany. For Gitana Team, who opted to have two of its boats at the start, the Multi70 and the GC32 Edmond de Rothschild, this event marked the team's official return to the racetrack. And it proved to be a rather successful return to business as each of them won their...

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08 May

The Gitana Team in position for the 8th edition

With less than 24 hours to go until the 8th edition of the Tour de Belle-Ile, the weather situation is becoming clearer and more honed offshore of La Trinité-sur-Mer, south-west Brittany. According to the latest grib files, the 470 entries in this 2015 vintage are set to benefit from optimum conditions, namely a medium south-westerly breeze in which to complete the 42-mile course. These forecasts confirm the Gitana Team's official return to the racetrack with the participation of the Multi70 and...

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