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Re: Jörg Riechers finally on Open60 (IMOCA).
After his success on the Mini class and 40class the German sailor reached finally the top solo sailing class and Mare is also an Open60, unfortunately not a new one, a 2th generation one that it will be a 3th generation when the next Vendee starts (and that will limit his performance).
The boat is the old 2008 Foncia (Vendee Globe winner) that then changed the name for Mapfre ( Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez raced it in the last Barcelona World Race) and recently, on the last races was known as Maître Coq sailed by Jeremie Beyou.
He will race with Sébastien Audigane the 2014-5 Barcelona World Race and will do the next vendee globe.
A movie with the "new" boat:
"Mare", der erste deutsche Open 60 - Yacht TV - Segel Videos von Europas größtem Yacht Magazin
I'd rather like to see Boris Hermann instead of Jörg Riechers in an Open60...
The video seems to be pretty old. The boat is modified yet...
Last edited by robelz; 01-09-2014 at 06:14 AM.