After the giants of the 80s and 90s, this new generation of trimarans aims to combine performance and reliability, as well as longevity, cost efficiency and eco-friendliness. Benefitting from the experience of a previous group of racing trimarans, the Orma class, the MOD70 project is the result of 15 years of research lead by sailors, engineers and the architecture firm VPLP.
The MOD70 measure 21.2 metres in length and 16.8 metres in width, and are designed to hold a crew of 6 - 8 members.
Created to withstand 10 years of high-level competition, their longevity allows to minimise the environmental impact. Yet the efforts made in the construction to respect eco-friendly objectives go much further than this durability. Furthermore this attention has spread to the entire event. Therefore, at each race port, every installation has been studied in order to respect eco-friendly guidelines in terms of energy, recycling, materials and transport.
The Ocean World Tour (2013-2014) will go an unusual route for this type of ocean racing, very near to the Equator, which will enable the Foundation to be present in places that suffer most from water stress.