UPDATED. The 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.
Sailing the ghost ship should be fairly straightforward.
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!
In the LiveSkipper fleet, there are two Maxi-Trimarans: the XL and the XXL. The XL’s sail suit consists of a stay sail, a solent jib, a genoa, a code 0, and a genaker. The graph is the usual composite.
The polar graph for LiveSkipper’s IMOCA 60 shown here is a slightly updated version of the one I posted earlier. This version is more in line with Bluewater Racing’s specifications. As before, it is a composite of foresail, genoa, code 0 and spinnaker.