Some impressions from the boats in Lorient. We have a VO65, Open 60, Class 40 and my mini. Looking back I should have taken some pics of the 80,70 and 50ft trimarans as well but only monohulls for now.
Some really nice rigging and splicing ideas out there, dyneema everywhere. Although it is still weird to see the mast of an open 60 being held in place by 8mm dyneema lashings.
On another note I find it interesting that the cockpit of an Open60 and a Class40 doesn’t really differ much in size any more. Trend goes towards more protected, smaller cockpits.
The last two pictures show the bank of “constrictor” clutches on GDF Suez. sweet!