During the 2000-2001 Vendée Globe, Yves Parlier dismasted in the southern seas. He still managed to finish the race with a makeshift rig, set up in New Zealand. This gave him an idea: to propose a kite capable of propelling ships in difficulty, particularly in the event of dismasting. He then wanted to develop his idea on the world’s biggest boats, with the ambition of creating sails adapted to cargo ships.
Keen to continue to innovate for boats, Yves Parlier has launched into the field of kite traction in order to promote sustainable navigation with positive impacts on the environment, safety at sea and an economic impact in terms of fuel savings for each sailor.