Friday, October 21, 2011
MOD 70 trimarans match race
The MOD 70 multihull circuit is up and running. The KRYS match showcased these new 70' one design trimarans. The final victory went to the race for water team. Edmond de Rothschild is racing their 77' modified ORMA 60 till their MOD 70 is ready to sail. The boats are raced in a crewed format with no single handing envisioned.
The MOD70 circuit is intended to replace the ORMA60 series where escalating costs and large development budgets finally meant that only a few boats were competitive. The one design ethos seems to be paying off with close racing in every ocean race and short course event conducted so far. At intervals of approximately four years they will conduct a round the world ocean race with about half a dozen stopovers including one in Australia (Sydney).
More details and videos are at http://www.multionedesign.com/en/