LS: Figaro Bénéteau II

UPDATED. Figaro Beneteau II polar graphThe Figaro Bénéteau II, introduced on LiveSkipper ahead of the 20 year anniversary edition of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale, is a 33 foot boat with a carbon mast, twin rudders, and a wide stern for added stability. Built by Bénéteau, it is a Marc Lompard design for singlehanded, doublehanded, and fully crewed sailing. The Figaro Bénéteau is used in the Figaro Circuit of races, including Cap Istanbul, Transat BPE, Transat AG2R, Le Tour de Bretagne, Solitaire du Figaro as well as other events.

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LS: Ghost ship

Polar graph for LiveSkipper's Ghost ship[Updated] LiveSkipper’s Ghost ship, our vessel during the upcoming Ghost race, has just three sails: a sigh, a whisper and a howl. The polar graph shown here is a composite of the three.

Sailing the ghost ship should be fairly straightforward.

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LS: Maxi-Trimaran XXL

Polar graph for Maxi XXL (LiveSkipper)The designers probably went much like in that 70’s tv-show, “Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world’s insanest boat. The Maxi XXL will be that boat. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster.”

While it has a similar set of sails to the Maxi XL (stay sail, solent, genoa, code 0, and genaker), all the numbers are up. Way up. This thing is bonkers!

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