Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blast Reaching in the Roaring Forties...

Photo Jean-Marie Liot - SailingOne
SolOceans Test Run: Checkout video link below!
Just a week after she left Cape Town (South Africa), Bostik is sailing on the Southern depressions’ motorway in the Indian Ocean, at 46° to 48° South, i.e. in the heart of the Roaring Forties, not far from the Kerguelen Islands. This time, Bostik got into the heart of the matter!
It’s now time for Charles Caudrelier and Liz Wardley to test double-handed the first Veolia Oceans® one-design, in the exact conditions for which she has been imagined by Yvan Griboval and then designed by Jean-Marie Finot, Pascal Conq and their associates from Group Finot-Conq, with the help of Michel Desjoyeaux, technical consultant whose experience was invaluable. Bostik is sailing on the exact course of the SolOceans, heading towards Wellington (New Zealand). Charles Caudrelier, the skipper, is discovering those out-of-the-way territories and is drawing the first lessons from it. Full Story

Click here to open Video of Roaring Forties