Yesterday in the French Lorient after a long renovation launched the boat Сharal class Imoca 60. Yes, the same one of the main losers of the transatlantic race, Route du Rhum, held last fall.
Built a beautiful Сharal, we will remind, in the summer of 2018. Then wrote about it all-or almost all – and spared no words. Experts and journalists unanimously called the yacht is a technological marvel, and skipper Geremi Сharal Bau new favorite class, which is destined not only to throw down the gauntlet with the recognized world leaders such as British Alex Thomson, but ahead of them.
The first serious test for Bau and Сharal was supposed to be a transatlantic Route du Rhum. After the start, they all assumed, was among the leaders, but did not last long. In a day Сharal fell back to 15th place because of the broken steering. And soon it was decided to stop the race and go to Lorient, where the base team. Repair – and return distance.
In the end the repairs took almost a week and Сharal again went to sea to continue the race. High place in the division, of course, hope was impossible, however, there was another challenge – it was important to test the yacht in the conditions of the transatlantic passage.
But… Followed by a new breakdown. Including refused the power supply system. Had to re – and urgently – to get back to Lorient…
Since then four months have passed. All of the defects seems to be resolved, and Сharal newly launched. It’s like a rebirth. Rave publications, however, at this time there.
What will be the fate of the beautiful yachts?