Groupama, overall winner of the Volvo Round The World race 2011/12.
“We carried a gennaker in our wardrobe and of course it could not be made out of anything but Contender Maxikote!
It was a key part of our success in the inport from Miami.” - Gautier Sergent, Groupama’s Sail Designer.
Creating the horsepowerbehind the spectacle. A special one-design Gennaker was used by all teams in the In Port races. They were made from Contender Maxilite 150 Nylon.
“It has done fantastically well for the abuse it is getting” - Gautier Sergent Sail Designer with Groupama.
Last leg victory is sweet!
CAMPER along with PUMA, Telefónica and Groupama each held the lead at different stages of the 550 nautical mile race. Having fallen to fourth at the rounding of the iconic Fastnet Rock, Camper made the decisive move to launch their “golden ticket” - the massive A4 Contender Maxikote spinnaker.
The team climbed through the top order before reclaiming the lead as the fleet made the critical gybe east, setting the course for the Galway finish.
“We carried a Contender Maxikote 200P/150P A4 Gennaker in the final leg to Galway. We hoisted at Fastnet Rock and the A4 was used to great effect on this last leg!” - Burns Fallow, Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand Sail Designer.
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