Just few weeks before the 40th start of the Route du Rhum, the preparation of the boats and skippers is in full swing. 2018 is a record year with a fleet of 32 multihulls, most of which, mainly among the favorites, are equipped with Ocean Data System's UpSideUp solution. As a reminder, while the primary target of UpSideUp is to avoid capsizing and reducing stress, it is also a very significant performance factor.
In Ultim class, UpSideUp always has a lot of success. The Banque Populaire IX team did an excellent job, allowing Armel Le Cléac'h to get into the race in the best conditions with, by now, a fully installed UpSideUp system. After their respective exploits in the race and records on world tour or on Atlantic, François Gabard and Thomas Coville renew their confidence and remain faithful to UpSideUp.
Sébastien Josse on Gitana 17 / Edmond de Rothschild uses Ocean Data System's sails release actuators, as does the title holder, Erwan Leroux, in the Multi 50 'class on his Fenetrea - Mix Buffet. Always in Multi 50 ', Thierry Bouchard chose UpSideUp to secure his new foiling multihull designed by VPLP, Ciela Villages. Let's not forget that Gilles Lamiré's French Tech St-Malo was already equipped during his 2010 victory with Lionel Lemonchois.
With Multi Rhum, UpSideUp takes the start with the trimaran Bo Carre 40 'skippered by Gildas Breton and the TS42 too vitamin, Guyader Gastronomy, by the way, it is clearly thanks to UpSideUp that he did it. not met the dark side of the heel a few times!
Let's keep in mind the various IMOCA 60s equipped with Ocean Data System's CKM pendulum keel management solution.
We wish all the skippers who trust us, a beautiful Route du Rhum, without stress, perfectly aligned with their objectives. We hope others will not regret missing our UpSideUp solution ...
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During the night of the 13th to the 14th of April, the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire IX capsized with three people on board : the skipper Armel Le Cléac'h, his technical director Pierre Emmanuel Hérissé and their cameraman.
It is always a pity to see the capsize of such a boat and the consequences for people on board, on shore and for the shipowner are much heavy. Ocean Data System has been working for 12 years now to avoid those types of accidents by designing the UpSideUp system and its anti capsize function.
The Banque Populaire Team is fully conscious of that issue and the implementation of the system was mainly done. Only the sensors allowing the release of the ropes were to be placed and installed after the first sea trials.
According to the skipper, navigation conditions were "not so bad" but there was a sudden strong wind which has capsized the giant. Once more, we must remind that the capsize is not linked to extreme conditions nor skipper' skills. In the Ultim category, the trimarans are made for solo and extreme sailings. But, as for cruising yachts, any multihull can potentially capsize. A system like UpSideUp, properly installed and used can avoid those catastrophees.
Fortunately no one has been wounded and the boat was towed. We are sure that the team members will repair in time for the departure of the Route du Rhum. We wish them good luck in this difficult time.
Maxi Banque Populaire IX © Easy Ride / BPCE
Great victory for the crew of "Guyader Gastronomie"
The TS42, built by Marsaudon Composites, skippered by Christian Guyader, is equipped with our UpSideUp solution. A successful crossing with a clear victory in the 2017 ARC rally.
Congratulations to the Guyader Sailing Team !
This gorgeous catamaran is the second one to be launched in Long Island 85' serie. Built in JFA Yachts yards and designed by Marc Lombard, she is now ready to leave from Concarneau to sail between Artic and Antartic oceans.
Ocean Data System brings its skills and solutions to that wonderful project. The rigging is entirely equipped with load sensors. The monitoring allows the crew to have a permanent look on the strengths in the rig. Thanks to alarms and automatic release of the sails, the yacht is secured. And our NDR solution saves all sailing data and activity historics.
Now we wish all the best to her crew !
At the helm of his flying maxi-trimaran, Armel Le Cleac'h has gone to the sea to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. No doubt it will be a truly initiation experience that would lead him to Guadeloupe in six days.
Armel has chosen to be helped by highly experienced professionals such as Franck Cammas, Billy Besson, Charlie Dalin,... and Ocean Data System. Our solution UpSideUp will provide him security (for anti-capsize and man over board), regulation (of heeling under automatic pilot), monitoring (of flooding),...
We are very proud and grateful for Armel and his team's reliance.
© Pictures Easy Ride / BPCE
Sodebo won Transat Jacques Vabre for the Ultim category by crossing in first the finish line in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc-Nélias sailed across the Atlantic in 7 days 22 hours 7 minutes and 27 seconds, smashing at the same time that event’s record ! Sodebo outperformed Edmond De Rothschild’s Maxi Trimaran skippered by Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel.
Congratulations to Thomas and Jean-Luc ! We are proud of our contribution to that succeed since our UpSideUp system was on board.
Trimaran Macif Latest news : François Gabard has beaten his own 24 hours record !
Since 2016, he held the 784 miles record for the distance sailed alone during 24 hours. The record is now 851 miles !!! The skipper skills combined with a good weather and an equipment of high level technology are the reasons for such an achievement : more sleep and more peace of mind.
Our UpSideUp solution is designed to make sure you get the best performance from the boat safely. The more skippers are confident and the boat under control, the more we succeed in our goals !
The maxi trimaran MACIF at high speed around the world.
Thanks to François and his team for the renewed confidence in Ocean Data System and UpSideUp solution.
Beyond the safety aspect, this is a major asset for the performance and the good management of his navigation and the trimaran driving. Our system functions such as anti-capsize, regulation under autopilot, monitoring, flooding detection and Man OverBoard will be a great added value to help François to surpass the record of Thomas Coville.
Intensive preparation since its launch on October 4th at Port La Forêt. The team of the new Ciela village has won the first race against time to be ready for the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre Saturday, November 4.
There is of course an UpSideUp system on board of the trimaran on which the two skippers, Thierry Bouchard and Oliver Krauss, can rely on to take advantage of the boat's great performance.
The outstanding HH66 #1 will be shown on the Cannes Yachting Festival this September. This beautiful catamaran is made for cruising, offering lots of space, but sailing fast as well, as modern materials and technics have been used to build her.
The equipment onboard has been chosen from the most efficient on the market, and the Hudson Yacht shipyard chose Ocean Data System to reinforce security onboard by installing our UpSideUp system on this HH66 serie.
Three commissionings have already been done including the boat which will be presented in Cannes.
To meet their customers expectations, and allow them to optimize their navigations, MaxSea decided to create a catalog of tutoriels. Free and unlimited, videos are organized by theme and by chapter. Accompanied with a TIMEZERO expert, deepen your knowledge and discover all the possibilities the new functions of the software TZ Navigator v3 will offer you!
The finish line has just been closed, and the 2016 Vendée Globe has been fantastic as expected: a great race for some, a tremendous aventure for others, a few tough moments for all of them, but above all, some dream for the ones who stayed ashore...
Congratulations to all the skippers, and see you in 4 years time!
Congratulations to Jérémie Beyou for this tremendous 3rd place!
Despite technical problems and thanks to his tenacity, he was able to lead a remarkable race, finishing first of the former generation boats, with onboard the CKM installed for his quanting keel.
ALL THE OCEAN DATA SYSTEM TEAM WISHES YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR FOR 2017!
January is often the time to look back to the past year and to plan new projects for the year starting.
2016 saw the increasing awareness of Ocean Data System, particularly abroad, with the growing presence of our UpSideUp solution, highlighted by our new web site.
2017 will see innovations and developments, with diversification’s opportunities towards new markets and our range’s extension, ... as well as a will to set up a new strategy adapted to the increasing success of our offer of products and services.
Our commitments in terms of quality, reactivity and permanent innovation encourage us to strengthen our organization for our customers’ satisfaction.
We make it a point of honour to deserve your confidence.
We wish you a year rich in opportunities and encounters, with lots of enjoyable and serene sailings for 2017!
CKM (Canting Keel Manager) is designed for monohulls equipped with a canting keel, operated by hydraulic or electric system.
Despite the new one-design rules, 7 skippers, out of the 29 racing the Vendée Globe, are using CKM or the previous system Keel Control to manoeuvre their keel:
Maître coq, Comme un seul Homme, MASCF, One planet One Ocean, Bastide Otio, Great American IV.
Fair Winds to all skippers!
The range of deck projectors ODSpot evolves.
Always in a concern to offer its customers the best products integrating the latest technologies, Ocean Data System updates the ODSpot range:
The new drivers (supply modules) allow the use of the ODSpot on applications requiring big cables lengths (super yachts masts) without using additional filtering modules. They also offer multiple possibilities of control on the luminous intensity (dimmer).
The last generations of LEDs is integrated in the ODSpot for a better brightness and less heating.
The new ODSpots range is more efficient, but keeps the same outside aspect and the same dimensions !
Even if the weather refused to François Gabart the record of the crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, still detained by Francis Joyon in 5 days 2 hours 56 min and 10 s since June 2013, the skipper and the "MACIF" Ultim trimaran brought down another quite new record: the longest distance traveled in 24 hours in trimaran, with 785 miles, so more than 32 knots of average on Sunday, July 3rd, a few hours after its departure of New York.
Crazy speeds that Thomas Coville on the "Sodebo" trimaran had achieved too on the 8th ofJune, by improving the previous record with 718,5 miles traveled in 24 hours, 29,93 knots of average!
8 days 08 hours and 54 minutes, it is the time François Gabart needed to cross the finishing line of the Transat Bakerly race with his trimaran MACIF; the race even looked like a regatta as Thomas Coville, on his trimaran SODEBO, always stayed in the contact: he conceded only 10 hours. Congratulations!
These Ultimate trimarans, with their potential of speed, were able to fetch ideal conditions following a southern course, reaching speeds of more than 35kts, with an average speed of 22kts.
The UpSideUp solution, installed on both first Ultimates and most of the multihulls of oceanic races, contributes, as many other elements, to the level of commitment the skippers involve in this type of race. Except their high qualities of sports sailor, they know how to surround themselves with an irreproachable technical team, make the good choice of equipments and to use them (the equipments) in an optimal way. No doubt that the safety which the UpSideUp brings and the stress which it makes a little less omnipresent, allow them to push back the limits and to hold those stunning performances on such distances.
Congratulation to François Gabart and Thomas Coville for this beautiful duel through the Atlantic Ocean and for their phenomenal commitment.
The winner said:
“I believe that it is the hardest thing which I’ve ever made in terms of commitment. It is very demanding, up to the end. I’ve never involved myself so much physically...
I do not know how long I will need to recover from it, but it will take time. I am not able to sail two races like this one in one year!”