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For 2017-2020

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Debut flights
Genesis of a maritime work
Technical challenges, #2 Versatility
Technical challenges, #1 the forms
The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is unveiled
When Art takes to the open sea
The day before #3 - Season 2016
The gamble paid off!
In the wake of Gitana #4
First flights off Lorient
In the wake of Gitana - Season 2015 #3

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Debut flights!

A few weeks ago, on 17 July, the day of her launch in Vannes, south-west Brittany, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild joined the legendary Gitana line, a quite unique family maritime saga initiated by the Rothschild clan in 1876 on the shores of Lake Geneva. The fruit of nearly three years of work, the study and build combined, the 32-metre giant fitted out by Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild epitomises the daring and entrepreneurial spirit continuously demonstrated by her owners. Indeed, she is leading...

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18 August
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One month old already!

Nearly a month ago to the day, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild hit the water for the first time in Vannes, south-west Brittany. After a build process spanning over twenty months, the latest of the Gitana fleet finally took to the sea to make for her home port of Lorient. Since that time, it's from their Keroman technical base that Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel, accompanied by the members of Gitana Team, have been finding their feet on their new craft as they proceed with fine tuning the new 32-metre...

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17 July
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A highly charged day for Gitana Team

Suspended from the crane, the carbon bird packs quite a punch. This emotional moment has been eagerly awaited by all those who have worked on her, not to mention those working in the background, in the big push to take offshore sailing into a whole new era. At 08:30 GMT this Monday, the first oceanic trimaran designed to fly offshore was launched in Vannes, south-west Brittany, under the proud gaze of her owners, Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild, her designers and builders, and of course the whole...

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07 July
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Genesis of a maritime work

Blazing a trail for a new generation of large oceanic multihulls, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is a concentration of innovation, both in her design and creation, requiring over 170,000 man-hours during a 20-month build process. However, the boat is proving to be just as unique through her livery; the fruit of a fantastic collaboration between Gitana Team and the Palais de Tokyo, initiated at the instigation of Ariane de Rothschild.

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22 June
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Launch of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild scheduled for 17 July

Beginning in October 2015, the construction of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild will be completed in a few weeks' time at Multiplast in Vannes after over twenty months in gestation. Weather permitting, the launch of the latest addition to the Gitana fleet will take place on the morning of Monday 17 July. For the members of Gitana Team, who have stepped things up another gear again, they're into their last month of build and suffice to say that given the scale of the manufacture time required by this...

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31 March
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The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is unveiled

This Thursday 30 March, the Gitana Team invited the press to the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris to mark the official launch of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, a giant' measuring 32 metres long and 23 metres wide, which is undergoing her final few months in the yard after a build process spanning over a year and a half. The launch of this new Gitana craft is scheduled for this July. We get the low-down on the general concept, highlighting the forms and the architectural choices, with a focus on the...

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08 April
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Flying offshore, the Gitana Team's first gamble pays off

In late 2013, the members of Gitana Team embark on an adventure that is as thrilling as it is complex: overhauling the Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, a 70-footer initially built to race in crewed configuration on a one-design circuit, in a bid to become the first flying offshore trimaran. It is an ambitious project. Like Rome, which wasn't built in a day, the transformations to Gitana XV call for over two years' research and innovation to satisfy the objectives of the five-arrow team. However, everyone...

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30 July
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Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild, time for the initial reports

Whilst those taking their summer breaks in July and August prepare to cross paths on the holiday trail, the members of Gitana Team are continuing to busy themselves with the final stages in the construction of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild. Indeed, the launch of this new craft is scheduled between 6 and 10 August in front of the Multiplast yard in Vannes, south-west Brittany. In the run-up to this major event and the subsequent breaking-in period with the new steed, Sébastien Josse certainly has...

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19 June
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IN THE WAKE OF GITANA, JUNE 2015

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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12 May
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Gitana Team launches the construction of a maxi-multihull

Monday 11 May marked the start of the popular Semaine du Golfe in Vannes; a seven-day gathering of traditional and classic yachts, which showcases the maritime dynamism of south-west Brittany. Just nearby, at the Multiplast yard, it was also the day chosen by Gitana Team to set its compass to the future. To the near future first of all, by lifting the veil on the forms and livery of the Mono60 Edmond de Rothschild, one of the new Verdier / VPLP designs for the next Vendée Globe. The launch of this...

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