In January 2021, the second departure would be right one they thought. The weather window was promising. Very quickly, the six men get into their rhythm on the boat and manage to get the best out of their machine, demonstrating the true potential and power of the giant. However, with speed comes increased risk, including a possible collision with a UFO (unidentified floating object), which is the bane of a sailor’s life because very often it is synonymous with breakage, a dip in performance or even retirement… Gitana 17 was not be spared, but aboard the boat, technical manager David Boileau keeps a close eye over the Maxi. On a daily basis he inspects and repairs the wounds left by the miles and the ocean. He’s someone who beavers away in the background, but he’s integral to this offshore adventure.
Video Producer: Gitana Team