No, did no new that. It seems that these guys don't care if it is a monohull or a multihull, they just want to go faster and to arrive first, not in a class but overall and for that they need a multihull.
He joins not only Le Cleach but also Jean-Pierre Dick three of the most talented Ex Open60 sailors.
It seems that the top solo sailing class now are not the Open60 but the Mod70 even if it is hard for me to understand how they can sail those power monsters safely solo. The boats were initially conceived to be sailed by a crew of 6
only some few years back.
I guess that for them sailing an Open60 non stop around the world was too easy
Certainly doing that on a monster like that will increase hugely the level of difficulty...and also the speed.
Maybe on the next Vendee we will see two classes: Monohulls and Multihulls