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Louis Burton: "The other sailors say hello to me more"


PORTRAIT - The third in the last Vendée Globe, which is about to start the Transat Jacques Vabre, now has a status to defend.

He was one of the very first to draw.

On February 16, less than a month after having climbed to the third step of the Vendée Globe 2020-2021 podium, Louis Burton announced the acquisition of the Imoca

L'Occitane en Provence

from Armel Tripon, a promising Manuard plan despite its 11th place on the world tour.

Then on May 28, he took with his proud monohull, renamed

Bureau Vallée,

the start of his first race, The Ocean Race Europe, concluded in 5th and last place.

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And at the beginning of September, it created a buzz by managing to make this same boat, equipped with a rudder equipped with a home-made load-bearing plane, fly completely out of the water… “

It was crazy.

It is absolutely essential that for the Vendée Globe 2028, the regulations of the class authorize the buoyant planes, but it will also be necessary to find a way not to fly, because in certain sea conditions it will go too quickly.

In the Great South, it is absolutely necessary to be able to brake

”, confided Louis Burton to us before the press conference.

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Source: lefigaro

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