Perhaps not a multitude, but enough G-Class boats for a round-the-world race. Odd that RTW races, for monohulls, are proliferating, but there hasn’t been an event for these faster, exciting machines since The Race 2000!

 

 

On the left, the Round-the-World, trans-Atlantic and 24 hour recordholder Orange II, now Bruno Peyron's Team Explorer. On the right Olivier de Kersauson's trans-Pacific record holder Geronimo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the left, Groupama 3, at its launching last year. Franck Cammas and his crew are now on stand-by for its for first record attempt on the Discovery Route. On the right, the 40 metre trimaran Banque Populaire, now under construction for Pascal Bidégorry to skipper.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two soloists also have G-Class Trimarans in build. On the left is Francis Joyon's new IDEC, which will replace the boat he lost, after breaking the trans-Atlantic solo record. On the right, is a new Sodeb'O trimaran, in which Thomas Coville will - like Francis - go for the Round-the World solo record.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then there two former Jules Verne record holders. On the left, Tony Bullimore's Doha 2006, once Enza. On the right, the former Orange, now Gitana 3