Skipper Roland Jourdain onboard the Outremer 5X Racing – We Explore, has just completed his qualification course from Cascais, Portugal to Concarneau, France.
The first time she touched water: May 5th, 2022 was a day to remember for the teams at Outremer, who are no strangers to offshore racing catamarans! Indeed, performance is truly part of Outremer’s DNA. Just over 4 years ago, a special racing edition of the Outremer 4X touched water. Despite incredibly rough conditions during the 2018 Route du Rhum, this cruising catamaran sponsored by Loïck Peyron, with Jean-Pierre Balmès at her helm, boasted impressive performance when lots had to give up the race.
Experienced with personalized and exceptionally, tailor-made catamarans, the design and production teams did once again an admirable job getting this hectare worth of flax fiber boat out on time! Boasting features specific to offshore racing like the daggerboards of a Multi50, this unique Outremer 5X won’t go unnoticed during the next Route du Rhum: Destination Guadeloupe, which sets off November 6th, 2022.
This second time round, we are even prouder as the message this specific catamaran is conveying is well in line with our values of sustainable sailing. The main challenge being to reduce the environmental impact of our production: from the selection of raw materials until the end of the life of the sailboats. The project will highlight the behaviors of the different bio-sourced materials, their practical implementation characteristics, their mechanical resistance and their lifespan in the marine environment.
“Her first steps” – says Roland Jourdain: July 12th, 2022, was time for her to take to the water for good, as shortly after, Roland Jourdain sailed a 1,350-mile solo route through the Bay of Biscay.
To continue to get to grips with his new boat, the skipper plans to continue training in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more!
Prototype Outremer 4.zero in the hands of a new adventurer
Historically known as Jimmy Cornell’s Aventura Zero, the electric prototype 4.zero has just recently been acquired by another well-known adventurer, named Malcolm Wood. What do they have in common? The same ideology: to raise awareness about climate change and make eco-friendly electric sailing possible.
Outremer Week Spring 22 – how community can nurture learning
Our bi-annual event united once again almost a hundred Outremer owners from all around the world for a week of intensive training, followed by a weekend of sailing. The difference was that for the first time we decided to make Nikki Henderson, Ladies Only coach for the Outremer Academy, our voice for this edition.