Flying Phantom: François Gabart Takes Off

François Gabart, 2013 Vendée Globe winner and Skipper Macif, joined last week Phantom International team during a sailing session for the optimization of the Flying Phantom OD,  the world’s first production foiling catamaran.

Back in 2013, he had already begun his return to the multihulls world with participations to the Eurocat  and to the World F18 in Grosseto – Italy, on a Sail Innovation team’s  Phantom F18 with Matthieu Vandamme , finishing respectively 3rd and 4th  in these two events.

François will be leaving the IMOCA circuit after the 2014 Route du Rhum. From 2015, he will be taking the helm of a 100-foot maxi-multihull in the colours of Macif, aboard which he will tackle a series of races and solo ocean records.

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