Boating Business | Ambitious project for Vendée Globe skipper

AMBITIOUS PROJECT FOR VENDÉE GLOBE SKIPPERHOMENEWSBOATBUILDINGBOATBUILDINGAMBITIOUS PROJECT FOR VENDÉE GLOBE SKIPPER04 Oct 2021EmailShareFacebookLinkedInTwitterPrintArmel Tripon on ‘L’Occitane en Provence’A Vendée Globe skipper is working with Airbus Technocentre on the development of a new IMOCA monohull sailing yacht made from declassified carbon fibre and composite remnants.Armel Tripon from Nantes in France, who finished 11th in the 2020 edition of the single-handed round-the world sailing race, is keen to design a more sustainable boat and is calling on companies to support him in this innovative endeavour.“I am committed to leading by example with an innovative project that will attempt to initiate alternatives in terms of nautical construction in order to, in time, master and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Armel.Defining the sailing of tomorrow“Here we define the sailing of tomorrow, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. It is up to all of us, now, to convince companies to join us in this human challenge,” he added.Supporting Armel and AIRBUS are architect VPLP which worked with Airbus more than 20 years ago on the Hydroptère project to design an experimental hydrofoil trimaran and the IMOCA Class, which regulates the construction of these boats.“Armel Tripon is one the most innovative skippers of the IMOCA class and Airbus is a global, technological benchmark. Reducing carbon footprints in our projects is a priority for the coming years,” said Antoine Mermod, president Classe IMOCA.

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