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How Plastimo continues to innovate by collaborating with offshore racers – sponsored article

Plastimo, the Lorient-based company which specializes in maritime safety in particular continues its long held strategy of collaborating with top professional sailors, particularly offshore racers. “Listening of users is part of our DNA, most specifically the experience and feedback of the elite racers definitely represent extra inspiration and exciting technical challenges for our R & D and marketing team”, explains Marketing Director, Frédéric Blaudeau.

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1977-2022, The First story : from 14 to 53 feet, the rebirth of a range – sponsored article

With more than 25,000 boats built since 1977 the First marque celebrates its 45th anniversary this year. It remains one of the main global benchmars for racer-cruisers. Throughout the summer, Tip & Shaft has told the First story through some flagship models from the Beneteau yard. Finally this week a look through the current range which is adapted to the upswinging market.

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1977-2022: The story of the Firsts – sponsored article

With more than 25,000 boats built since 1977, the First line this year celebrates its 45th anniversary and remains a benchmark in racer-cruisers. It is first and foremost a story that starts with a visionary. In 1976, François Chalain, who had just arrived in the Beneteau group, proposed to the company’s young president Annette Roux to buy the moulds of Impensable, winner of the 1973 Half Ton Cup. The Vendée yard made its switch from wood to polyester in the 1970s, but it only produced leisure fishing boats. Annette Roux readily admits: “Nobody was really waiting for us to go there…”

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Le trimaran de Romain Pilliard

How Araldite is supporting the ‘Use it Again!’ round the world project

Use it Again!, sailed by project founder Romain Pilliard and Spanish ace Alex Pella will soon set off in pursuit of a round-the-world ‘the wrong way’ circumnavigation record. Whilst completing their preparation the pair of co-skippers made sure they took on board ample cartridges of adhesives and resins supplied by Araldite who are the technical partner of the project.

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