|Le Breton Yachts Newsletter Autumn 2009|
Cannes Boat Show
The Cannes boat show was a great success for the SIG45. Many of the visitors we received (press, public and professionals alike) felt that the SIG45 was one of the most spectacular and innovative yachts at the show. And those that were fortunate enough to sail her were even more positive. You may be interested to read the account which one of our visitors posted on Sailing Anarchy.
New Virtual Tour Online
The website features a new virtual tour, which we can highly recommend. It gives an excellent impression of the deck layout and the interior. It is best viewed in full screen (there is an icon for this next to the question mark in the control panel of the tour). Virtual Tour
Stunning Video Footage of the SIG45
We were lucky to get some images of the SIG45 sailing in 14-18 knots of wind in the bay of Cannes in September. I hope that you will enjoy this footage. As you can see, the boat is smooth, stable and dry. Peak speeds during the sail were around 10-11 knots upwind, and 15-19 downwind.
Transat Jacques Vabre – Tour de Force for VPLP
In the storm lashed Transat Jacques Vabre in November, the first three boats to cross the line were VPLP designs! The first across the line, having sailed a longer course (5800 miles) than the monohulls, at an average speed of 13.41 knots was Crêpes Whaou!, the 50ft trimaran. She was followed by the first two monohull IMOCA60s, Safran and Groupe Bel, which had sailed a course of 5200 miles. Safran and Group Bel are VPLP’s first Open 60 designs, and Groupe Bel, like the SIG45, was built at Indiana Yachting.