📚 With a view to racing around the world single-handed, Anthony Marchand, skipper of Actual Ultim 3, has decided to fit a traction wing on his flying trimaran: just five kilos so that he can return to port in the event of dismasting.
In 2000, Yves Parlier dismasted in the Vendée Globe. The man from Aquitaine refused to give up and rebuilt a mast. Since then, he has come a long way and the father of the three-time kitesurfing world champion (Nicolas) now offers a traction wing for all types of boat. Anthony Marchand, skipper of the ultim ‘Actual’ was seduced by the idea: “I think it’s quite clever for the weight and space it takes up: it can still be very useful. Some of the Imoca boats had them on board during the last Vendée Globe.