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Monday, November 25, 2019

Chine Boats. Letter of Mark.



-Finally. From scorn to actually winning price money; the saga of the angular boats.

- See also on this Blog: on Search.
 Boat of the Month: August 2016. " Black Soo".

- " You cannot be what you can not see". (salesforce-org. dream force).
- Eight years old, I am sailing a Cadet, the hard chine pram with spinnaker for two people. After a week, the very young owner as you can imagine, allowed me to go on my own. Never forgot the blessing moments, the freedom, the attention, and the cold and the elements.

- A little side story.
- Way back when Miami Boat Show 1980-81? I met a Frenchman who was trying to introduce a 43' French designed and well-built aluminum 43' sailboat. A nice raw product with the unpainted topsides.
- I simply told him, it was impossible to sell in the U.S. Myself having tried the same venue with half a dozen aluminum boats built in Canada. They sold alright on their own merits but nothing more. Sure enough, he never sold the boat, but for a pittance years later.

- Fast forward. The original title to this blab was to be: "Geometry in space". I think an appropriate title for simplified shapes but complicated to achieve a well-done result.

- The best thing I love about Yacht Design is to develop a hull shape. The definition of the whole boat, from top to bottom and sideways. I have had the opportunity to design hundreds of powerboats, sailboats; where the whole apparatus starts with shape in space and therefore the title of what could have been.



Tuesday, November 5, 2019

I.M.O.C.A 20-20 / Vendee Globe Race / M.Y.M.O.C.A.

- 1995 Project for the 1996-97 Vendee Globe Race. Designed with a single chine, with straight daggerboards and rotating keel, mast and wishbones.


- With just a year to go before the start of the Vendee Globe, and with the Transat Jacques Vabre underway, let's make the point as of now and for the future IMOCAs over the next 12 months. I have no access to files about the newly launched boats and therefore I will start with my own evolution with designs for this very special Class.
- Eventually, with the progress and comments going to be made, I might change my ideas to present a coherent and up to date approach to my own visions.

- Also, see on this Blog.
- A voir aussi. Use Search to the right.
. Detour to history.
. Sailing and foiling.
. Il n'y a qu'un pas, and foiling is here.
. Starting today and for the next 3 months, The Vendee Globe Race.
. Imoca: Moustache ou pas?
. Imoca 60 shape and America's Cup 2013.
. 545.3 miles in 24 hours. Vendee Globe 2012.

- Notes: Renderings of past winners' sail plans are by Chevalier- Taglang.

-Vendee- Globe 1996-1997. Winner: Christophe Auguin aboard Geodis. Architects Finot-Conq.