January 13, 2010

Episode 3 of Atlantic Adventure

This is an ocean adventure in the new V8 catamaran and, as you know, "worse things happen at sea". See what happens. In the subsequent episodes you will be able to see the preparations for the racing in the regatta, video of the races and finally the fun of the return journey.

Phillipe & I set off in the new V8 Catamaran from Les Sables d'Olonne (home of the Vendée Globe round the world yacht race) on the final leg of our outbound Atlantic voyage from L'Orient in Brittany to Port Medoc at the mouth of the Gironde (the river that leads to Bordeaux) where we were about to participate in the first ever Regatta for Habitable Multihulls on the Gironde Estuary.

The VirusBoats V8 catamaran has been designed to be at the frontier between the small, exciting, beach cats like the Hobie and Dart that you cannot sleep aboard and the big cruising catamarans that you cannot afford and don't go very fast because the fun and excitement has been designed out of them. This is not a compromise design. The wave piercing hulls prevent sudden decelerations so average speed is good. It is a win win design.

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Episodes 1 and 2 are below.

Posted by © Stephen Walker at 04:23 AM