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Closeup: The Arkema 4 Racing Trimaran

  • September 2nd, 2021
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During my transfer cruise of an Excess 11 catamaran from Les Sables to Le Havre we´ve had to make a stopover in Brest due to bad weather and a case of serious sea sickness within my crew. It was there when, on one day, wind was easing a bit for a tiny time frame of some 30 minutes and I was able to cast off from the fuel station where I found refuge (and a free berth) to land the cat vis-à-vis at a proper berth alongside, not blocking the fuel station anymore. When we got up the other day, looking out of the saloon windows, I saw a huge trimaran berthed right behind us. ARKEMA 4!

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And it was not just limited to this one trimaran as over the day more and more of these racing machines began to dock alongside in Brest marina, which was fascinating and a great occasion to take a look at cutting edge sailing machinery. Now that I was acting captain of a multihull myself, doing my first miles on a twin-hulled boat , I found it very intriguing to see how far this concept can be pushed and where possible differences might be.

Meet ARKEMA 4, a 50 feet racing trimaran

After drinking my morning coffee and getting dressed finally, I swung out to the pontoon and strolled around the boat. There was buzzling activity as apparently the crew having arrived so late in the night left the boat and a new crew stored their luggage on the jetty to take over. It was a fascinating look.

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The trimaran is very, very sleek. Measuring 50 feet in length, which is little more than 15 metres and a width of little less than 15 metres. A racing square. This cat has been built over a period of two full years which shows the determination and care that goes into a boat like this. ARKEMA 4 is skippered by Quentin Vlamynk, once the youngest skipper (28 years of age) in this sailing series, but a serious salt by himself. He is head of a pro-team consisting of a technical crew, staff, co-skippers and care takers as well as a media crew. ARKEMA 4 is part of the Ocean Fifty Pro-Sailing Series, formerly known as Multi50.

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It´s a fascinating sight and so much to see. This is what I love about sailing in French waters: You can meet so many interesting people, see so many special boats and yachts and can start so exciting conversations with the guys sailing them. No matter if they are private circumnavigators doing their own business or the stars of sailing, like these guys. So I went over and asked if I could take pictures: “Be our guest!”, the boat captain told me and smiled. Now, let´s go!

Built for maximum speed

ARKEMA 4 is kind of a brand-new trimaran incorporating some nice new ideas which make it different to most of the other boats. What can be seen immediately are the two foils in the floats and a huge forward removable daggerboard. Both are retractable for reducing unwanted drag when necessary. I reckon these are made of carbon of course.

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The ARKEMA 4 sports a classy rigging. I couldn´t spot any lines or blocks which would indicate a rotating mast-system but I guess a racing trimaran in this class would have one. Everything was faired in sleek, aerodynamic panels trying to even further reduce every bit of drag created by vortexes in high speed sailing mode. Look at the cockpit: It´s as low as possible to allow a low boom and increase mainsail area. Speaking of which this trimaran has plenty of.

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I checked their website and there it is said that the cockpit glass is made of a new material, Shield up Flex PMMA glazing that can withstand even hardest pounding by hard hitting waves. Thinking back to the standard acrylic glazing of my old OLIVIA this is clearly is rocket science. The ARKEMA 4 also sports a quite interesting energy management system, which consists of photovoltaic modules allocated all over the trimaran and latest technology Lithium-Ion batteries, this boat can increase energy storage of up to 50% to a prior version making it self-sustainable and not emitting one gram of CO2.

High speed tri-racing: How is this feeling like?

That these behemoths are going fast like hell cannot just be seen by looking at the space-fighter design and sleek form of the boat. You can see the effects of high speed all over the boat: The foil covering the trimaran in their sponsor´s colors is peeling off at all frontal edges of the outrigger beams, large chunky of thick wrapping is simply torn off.

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Well, no wonder: These trimarans go fast even in the slightest of puffs. High speed racing with up to 30 knots SOG are possible, at one occasion, as skipper Vlamynck tells, they clocked in at whopping 39 knots upwind (!) leaving Toulon. This is absolutely incredible! As generally speaking upwind performance in multihulls is considered being inferior to a mono, this figure is absolutely exciting showing the potential of such a boat.

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Asking if I could come inside and take a few pics, the crew was very friendly, but refused. I knew that this answer would be coming before I asked, of course, as competition is tight and all crews want to protect their tiny secrets and tricks. It would have been very interesting to see the berths for the off-crew, the galley and the WC-arrangement as this is always very interesting. (You may browse this article on ILLBRUCK racing yacht and see how they did it back in the day)

Fighter-Jet technology meets Viking-sailing

Anyway, what fascinates me most is the fact that sailing itself is a very old, almost ancient, technology. Man has been on the seas since he came into being and seafaring was, still is, the motor of our civilization. In this, one can still see the old Papyros-rafts of the Egyptians, the Latin-sail of the Venetians or the sleek lines of the Clipper Ships even in a high tech carbon-monster like ARKEMA 4.

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It is still a crew of dedicated men and women working with their bare hands, pulling lines and ropes, running through pulleys and blocks. Ancient technology beamed to the 21 st century. Although I wasn´t allowed to get onboard and take pics from the inside, I managed to sneek into ARKEMA´s cockpit standing high up on the jetty (during falling tide). Thanks to the great zoom of my Huawei´s great camera I got a peak onto the large winches and the keyboard of the running rigging.

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Amazing how I as a very, very ordinary sailor can almost instantly determine which line works which sail and where to pull and veer to trim the sails. Also something that fascinates me about sailing, this universal language, no words needed, just a look onto a rope, following its path up the mast to understand which function it has. In theory, anyone who can sail, would be sailing this trimaran too. Well … in theory. We all fly in planes regularly (well, not so much anymore apoparently …) but I reckon only a tiny percentage of us won´t be lost in the cockpit of an A350. Different in boats though.

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We strolled over to the other trimarans of which the whole fleet was now mooring in Brest to try and spot some differences, like the steering positions which have sometimes been solved nicely (and quite protected from aggressive spray, sometimes not so much) and tried to figure out which of them trimarans would be our favourite.

Ocean Fifty Pro-Sailing Tour in Brest

Now back in Germany for some weeks I followed the Ocean Fifty Sailing Series and I am amazed seeing Skipper Vlamynck and his ARKEMA 4 team finishing the overall series in second place. Congratulations for that, quite a nice success for a young man like him, standing his ground in high seas high speed racing against a wolfpack of such names as Erwan Le Roux or Armel Tripon.

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There is of course one name that turned out unbeatable, at last in this year´s edition of Ocean Fifty Pro Sailing Series and that is Sam Goodchild. The mastermind of LEYTON trimaran managed to outpace even ARKEMA 4 and is the overall winner. I had the pleasure of talking to Sam Goodchild some years ago about the Solitaire du Figaro , a fascinating legendary race and cradle of so many pro sailing stars in France and the world.

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All of those seven teams I guess will now return to their sheds. Boats will be repaired, maintained and brought up to the next level with tweaks and new equipment to be ready for 2022 edition of the Ocean Fifty Pro Sailing Series. Now that I have seen these great machines with my own eyes, spoke to their crews (although just short, but nevertheless …) I will have an eye on this fascinating niche of the sailing sport for sure.

Inspirational …

Thinking back to this encounter with the three-hulled Formula 1-racers of the oceans I can remember that they inspired me in sailing “my” own catamaran which I was taking from the Les Sables d´Olonne to Germany. The next day it seemed that weather would be good enough to get out into the English Channel with a cruising catamaran and so we decided to take off. Looking on this picture and remembering that fateful early morning, still dark, 14-17 knots wind in the marina, rain pouring down … gives me shiver still!

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This manoeuvre was and still is the most exciting, the worst in terms of tension, the most complicated in terms of wind, pressure and drift of my whole sailing career. In front of me a trimaran, behind me a trimaran, next no me vis-à-vis boats moored in second row, further minimizing space to steer my boat through. I cannot imagine the catastrophe if I would have hit one of these …

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Fast Track to the Fifties

  • By Emily Caroe
  • February 13, 2024

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MerConcept, the high-performance hub for offshore sailing and sustainable technologies based in Concarneau, France, announced the launch of its racing program to provide female sailors with experience in offshore multihull racing. UpWind by MerConcept will recruit, train, and support a squad of six female sailors as they compete in the Ocean Fifty offshore sailing circuit this year, with the ambition to have a female skipper on the starting line in a multihull for the 2026 Route du Rhum.

Backed by Founding Sponsor 11th Hour Racing, UpWind by MerConcept’s overarching goal is to be a driving force in the transformation of offshore sailing. UpWind’s vision is for the sport to become a more inclusive and diverse community, providing equal opportunities for everyone while increasing the pool of female talent available for selection to join mixed multihull crews for record-setting challenges like the Jules Verne Trophy.

MerConcept is based in the heart of the international offshore sailing world in Brittany, France, and was founded by François Gabart, the fastest person to sail around the world. “Our mission at UpWind is to support and empower female sailors to excel in high-performance, multihull offshore racing, breaking down barriers, and creating a welcoming and safe space for everyone,” Gabart said. “Teams perform at their best when they comprise diverse talent. A first step to achieving this is to support the growth in the critical mass of talented female sailors with offshore multihull experience so that all teams taking on challenges like the Jules Verne Trophy will have mixed crews in the future. As the sailing industry, we have to change the status quo, and at MerConcept, we are excited to be part of the solution.”

The application process to join the program is now open, and female sailors from anywhere in the world are invited to apply by completing the form on the UpWind by MerConcept by March 24, 2024.

Cécile Andrieu, MerConcept’s Director of Racing, outlined the candidates they are looking to recruit. “We’re very excited to launch our worldwide call for applications today. The spirit of UpWind is both performance and diversity and therefore we’re open to a wide range of profiles and backgrounds. Ideally, our applicants will have some good racing experience, whether it is offshore, inshore, match-racing, or Olympics, and have a genuine desire to get involved and bring this new racing team to life.

“At the end of selection week, we hope to have recruited two groups. A performance-focused squad to take part in the Grand Prix and transatlantic races and a second which will support in the training and on deliveries, with a view to gaining valuable sailing experience and miles for their CV.”

Francesca Clapcich , the only Italian to win The Ocean Race – racing as part of the winning crew with 11th Hour Racing Team in 2022-23 – has been appointed as the Skipper, leading the sailing squad.

“Francesca is the perfect skipper for UpWind by MerConcept,” Gabart said. “Her sailing CV is impressive, with experience at the Olympics, the Women’s America’s Cup, the Solitaire du Figaro, and The Ocean Race. She is competitive and driven on the water and is a champion for supporting women in the sport at all levels. We are really pleased she will be leading what we hope will be a truly international squad of female sailors.”

At the end of 2023, MerConcept acquired the Ocean Fifty trimaran previously owned by Armel Tripon, which is currently undergoing a complete refit. The boat is scheduled to be launched at the end of March. The race schedule for the 2024 Ocean Fifty circuit is still to be officially announced and is anticipated to include four events between June and October, including a transatlantic race from west to east.

“The Ocean Fifty is the ideal high-performance training and racing trimaran for UpWind by MerConcept,” Clapcich said. “The platform is big enough that can have a rotation of sailors throughout the campaign, allowing more access and opportunities for the sailors to get hands-on experience on the boat.

“When racing, the series has long offshore courses as well as short inshore, round-the-buoys-style racing, so we’ll need the skills and ability to quickly switch between the two modes. It’s going to be a lot of hands-on learning, and I can’t wait to see the application process open and get started.”

A shortlist of 12 applicants will be invited to Concarneau to be put through their paces during a selection week in April, with the aim of identifying six female sailors to join the team.

11th Hour Racing has joined UpWind by MerConcept as the Founding Sponsor as the Newport, RI, USA-based organization broadens its ocean health-focused work to include diversity, opportunity, and access in sailing.

Michelle Carnevale, president of 11th Hour Racing, said, “Sponsoring MerConcept signifies our commitment to increasing diversity in high-performance sailing and aims to set a precedent for other sports organizations. For more than a decade, our sponsorships have centered around sports, strategic innovation, and sustainable technologies. UpWind by MerConcept marks a substantial progression for women in sailing, and we look forward to witnessing its positive influence on the future of ocean racing.”

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I have tested... / I've sailed an Ocean Fifty trimaran at 25 knots!

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I took part in the delivery of the Ocean Fifty Défi Voile Solidaires En Peloton, the trimaran skippered by Thibaut Vauchel Camus. Here is the story of a sailing trip with 30 knots in front of the Mediterranean creeks to reach Toulon, where the last act of the Pro Sailing Tour will take place.

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A Mediterranean delivery

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After a windy stage in Gran Canaria , the Ocean Fifty fleet will make a final run between Toulon and Brest . This offshore sailing should define the winner of the Pro Sailing Tour , the 50-foot multihull championship. After stopping in Marseille for a few days, the blue trimaran will sail to Toulon to join the other competitors at the race venue. It is thus for this 50 miles convoy that the Défi Voile Solidaires En Peloton team welcomed me on board.

Le skipper Thibaut Vauchel-Camus

The skipper, Thibaut Vauchel Camus, has been at the helm since 2018. After having made his debut in a sport catamaran , Thibaut has been on the podium in Class 40 and Ocean Fifty .

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After sending the mainsail in front of the Mucem, the entrance to the old port , we unrolled the gennaker to get out of the harbor of Marseilles. A light 4-5 knots westerly flow allows us to drift towards the southern harbor, where we should get some fresh air. After a small gybe in front of the Frioul, I take advantage of these moments of calm to look around the boat .

An incredible machine and team dedicated to a noble cause

Défi Voile Solidaires En Peloton is a 15.24 m long trimaran , that is 50 feet. It belongs to the Ocean Fifty class, which currently has 7 members. All the boats of the class are prototypes, but some elements (foils in particular) are monotypes, in order to limit the operating costs.

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This VPLP design , which was launched in 2008, has a large open cockpit with two coffee grinder columns. The small roof houses the electronics dedicated to nav and the tiny companionway, which allows access to the central hull. The interior is very succinct. No paint or fittings to save weight.

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The floats are only accessible for technical interventions or control checks.

Based in Saint Malo, the Ocean Fifty defends a noble cause by bearing the name of the ARSEP Foundation (Aide à la Recherche sur la Sclérose en Plaques), which seeks to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune and incurable disease.

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Exclusively financed by Patronage, the association benefits from the great work of Thibaut and his team to raise funds and get patients sailing. The sail number (100,000 at its launch in 2018), symbolizes the number of cases diagnosed each year. Unfortunately, in 2021, the trimaran will have the number 120 000... Proof that the disease is progressing and that the fight must continue!

A big kick in the butt!

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With a displacement of 3.8 t for a downwind surface of 270 m2, it doesn't take much to make this beautiful machine move. The forecasted westerly flow is starting to be felt. In a typically Mediterranean atmosphere, the anemometer went from 5 to 15-20 knots in a few minutes. The trimaran reacted instantly and took off to reach 25 knots.

As if a big kick in the butt would make the multi go away. Unaccustomed to sailing on such nervous boats, I hang on. The feeling of speed is exhilarating. Watching the crew's reaction, I understand that this incredible speed is not dangerous. The trimaran , well fixed on its foil and on this flat sea, has a very healthy behavior.

Thibaut takes the helm. He relaunches and easily passes 31 knots, without forcing. The leeward foil starts to whistle, the sheets are tightened, the platform wakes up while keeping a great flexibility to better absorb the speed variations. To think that these formidable machines are capable of evolving at more than 40 knots..

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Thibaut offers me to steer. Comfortably seated in the bacquet seat, I enjoy it. The helm is very precise, I do my best in the relaunch under gennaker. We link gybes along the Var coast. The distances are shorter with such a machine.

The port of Toulon arrives quickly. I would have gone around Porquerolles to extend the distance a little bit, just to enjoy a little bit more this wonderful boat. We set off again upwind to enter Toulon harbor. Thibaut slalomed between the numerous boaters who were sailing in this beautiful summer day before coming to moor in the old dock of Toulon.

A return to Brest in the race

Défi Voile Solidaires En Peloton is the first trimaran of the class to arrive in Toulon. The whole fleet will race towards Brest , then the trimaran will return to its base in Saint Malo, before lining up at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre in November.

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Thibaut will be assisted by Frédéric Duthil, with whom he finished 2nd in the last edition. So we can count on the two companions to occupy the front posts!

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Renewal phase in the Ocean Fifty class

  • 21 February 2023

After the Ultims, the Mini 6.50, the Figaro and the Class40, Tip & Shaft is continuing its pre-season review of the key classes of 2023,  now looking at the Ocean Fifty . And we find a class which, as is often the case in a post-Rum year,  is active with newcomers and a few leavers. 

The post-Route du Rhum year is often synonymous with transition for the Ocean Fifty class , the classic single-handed transat to Guadeloupe representing the pinnacle for these projects. This is the case again this year, with a transfer window still in progress , to the point that two months before the start of the season, it is difficult to know how many boats will take part to the Pro Sailing Tour then to the other races on the calendar.

If there is uncertainty it does not concern Sébastien Rogues , whose partners, lead by Primonial, have signed until the end of 2026 with a new boat ready for the start grid (Romaric Neyhousser design, built at Multiplast in the moulds of Arkema 4 ), nor does it concern Erwan Le Roux , whose contract with Koesio expires at the end of 2023. “But we are looking beyond that” , confides Le Roux who is still president of the class. And  Thibaut Vauchel-Camus ( Solidaires en Peloton-Arsep ), certain to be a starter this season, talks of “the desire” to embark again on a new four-year cycle with his partners.

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Mis à l’eau en juin 2022, le trimaran REALITES est le sistership de l’Ocean Fifty Koesio, avec néanmoins certaines optimisations maximisant sa performance.

Avec une 2ème place lors de la Transat Jacques Vabre 2023, l’Ocean Fifty REALITES a déjà démontré sa fiabilité et son potentiel, lui permettant d’être ambitieux pour les défis à venir ! Véritable étendard pour l’entreprise REALITES et ses collaborateurs, le trimaran se veut « utile », et valorise les engagements sociétaux et environnementaux du Groupe pour « construire un monde post-carbone », en arborant notamment les couleurs de Planet Warriors, un fonds de dotation destiné à développer des solutions pour la capture, le stockage et l’utilisation du CO².

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  • Numéro de voile : 22
  • Longueur : 15,24
  • Largeur : 15,20
  • Tirant d’air : 23,77
  • Tirant d’eau : 3,50
  • Surface de voiles au près : 176 m2 max
  • Surface de voiles au portant : 250 m2
  • Architectes : VPLP
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  • Année de lancement : Juillet 2023

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