Oct 31, 2014

Atlantic Crossing: 'The Route' on a Multi 23

Images by Christophe Launay / sealaunay.com - After Yvan Bourgnon crashed and destroyed his cruising beachcat at Sri Lanka we got a reality check on this kind of projects. I know a little on this not on doing the sailing but on preparing several Cruising cats currently used in the Patagonian coast. And we have the stories of Beto Pandiani's trips as reference.

Now after Loick Peyron left his vintage Route du Rhum project on a 1967 Walter Green design , to replace Banque Populaire V injured skipper to do the same event , another French sailor (go figure...) will attempt another crazy crossing on a Multi 23' Trimaran. Interesting concept on seeing which is the best cruising option for this beachcat lenght range , for instance how do you recover from a capsize sailing solo on the M23..??

Below some comments by Gilles Morelle sent by Christophe along the images:
"Vincent Beauvarlet is a French sailor. If he started his career as a windsurfer, youth world champion in 1990, he discovered offshore sailing quickly (Route du Rhum, Québec St Malo)… Today, three days before the start of La Route du Rhum, he goes on a long journey from Cancale (France close to St Malo, start of the Route du Rhum) to Guadeloupe (French caribbean island, arrival of the Route du Rhum and where he is born 40 years ago) alone onboard a very small multihull a Multi 23 (VPLP Design ) called “Ocean Love Dream”.

If he won’t go as fast as big multihull as Spindrift, 140 feet, Vincent’ll try to make a new record set of the atlantic cross alone and onboard a dinghy multihull. It’s not holidays, it’s aventure. Vincent, take care !

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