Team New Zealand’s ‘magician’ Gilead Veridier
Design team Emirates Team New Zealand A secret that speaks French and with its name, Guillaume VerdierOne of the best designers in the world and who has been the promoter of the current AC75 with the ‘foils’ (ailerons) of the New Zealand ship.
After seeing his latest jewel in action, ‘The Rehutai’ (C Breeze), experts already indicate that it will exceed 72 knots (100 km / h). the same Verdier I also consider it in an article published by the magazine ‘Paris Match’ that analyzes French influence in the 36th edition America’s Cup To be held in Auckland.
Although there are no French teams in the competition, there is a lot of French participation in both the design and construction and engineering teams, including their own Guillaume Verdier.
Verdier Been with him New zealand team In the last three America’s Cups. He worked in a 72-foot catamaran in San Francisco in 2013 and a 50-foot catamaran who reclaimed the Cup for New Zealand in 2017 in Bermuda 2017. A world-renowned expert in monohull design, he has applied to people equipped with his knowledge. 75 ft falls from New Zealand team.
Guillaume Verdier He implemented a revolutionary change when he said, “If we want to have fun in a monohull, we must remove the kite.” And this is what he immediately implemented and I think these boats will reach the magic mark of 100 km / h, which translates to a speed of about 54 knots.
After what was seen in the World Series held a couple of weeks ago, the record continues to grow with all teams becoming more comfortable in the upper limit of the air they have been recording during practice.
The best mark was recorded by New Zealand AC75 ‘The Rehutai’ Southwest winds between 15 and 19 knots (28 and 26 km / h), with 49.1 knots (90.1 km / h) on the first day of the World Series.
Of AC75 Team new zealand first generation, ‘Te ahi’ (Dolphin), reached 51 knots (94.4 km / h) during training and the Kiwi has since made significant progress with the design and performance of its new boat.
Maximum wind limit Prada Cup (Challenge tournament) and the finals 36th America’s Cup They are set at 23 knots (42.6 km / h) and the crew expects the 50 knot (92.6 km / h) barrier to be broken regularly if winds blow in the upper limits of that range.
Guillaume Verdier He is 50 years old, studied Naval Engineering and Design at the University of Southampton and later at the University of Copenhagen. Her first design appeared in 1997, which showcased IMOCA 60’s advanced designs as ‘Geodesis’ Christophe Augin, ‘Aquitaine Innovations’ Yves parlier, Winner of Wode Globe 2000-2001, ‘Sodebo’, ‘Somewhere’ and ‘PRB3’ Michele Desjoy As a pattern.
In 2004, he was part of the French Areva Challenge design team, which competed in the 2007 America’s Cup. By 2006, he started working with naval architects. Mark van petegame And Vincent lauret-provost, From VPLP Design, the world’s leading design team.
It has also designed the version of IMOCA60s with the ‘Feel’, which will compete in stages in the Ocean Race – all around the world – which will begin in Alicante in October 2022.
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