Ocean Data System takes a new step in its international activity by announcing a distribution partnership with the company KOHLHOFF GmbH based in Germany.
Specialized in rigging and deck equipment, the German family business wishes to diversify into the electronics market. Already distributor of NKE, Karver and Adrena brands, Peter Kohlhoff, CEO of the eponymous company, aspires to weave a strong link with major actors of Brittany (and Ligerian) nautical industry.
All Ocean Data System products are concerned by this distribution agreement. The TensEasy solution remains an important entry point. It stands out by offering a very large choice of wireless force sensors with unequalled specifications to date, as well as all the elements necessary for data exploitation.
The first presentation of this range developed by Ocean Data System was presented on the KOHLHOFF stand and met with great interest at the international BOOT DUSSELDORF trade fair last January.
Its recognized expertise in on-board control/command, safety and instrumentation solutions makes this very small company an innovative and successful enterprise in the heart of Bretagne Sailing Valley.
After 2 years of absence, the BOOT show will take place in DUSSELDORF from January 21st to 29th.
It is the largest indoor boat show in Europe. Our participation will be in partnership with the company KOLHOFF which will present a part of our range in real simulation.
Ocean Data System continues its developments to improve and secure your daily navigation.
Come and discover our solutions on a life-size model - HALL 10 - STAND 10G18 - stand KOHLHOFF.
Christophe LASSEGUE will be present at the show from January 21st to 24th. Contact him to organize your visit:
firstname.lastname@example.org - Tel : +33 6.61.00.28.23.
Aude CHAPLAIN joined ODS early November as Administrative and Commercial Manager.
In charge of development specializing in outdoor sports. Aude decided to leave mountains to join the nautical sector which she particularly loves. A true Swiss knife, she will be able to meet the demands of French and foreign customers. Her various experiences have enabled her to develop her analytical skills. She oversees the commercial and marketing aspects of Ocean Data System's activity, in France and internationally, and ensures relations with its partners.
ODS is still recruiting!
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On November 9th, 138 skippers of the 12th edition of Route du Rhum gathered to sail from Saint-Malo to Pointe à Pitre. This crossing gave them a hard time. Fluctuating weather, abandonment.
Route du Rhum is also a great performance, a mixture of technological prowess and fighting spirit.
On the starting line, 6 classes of boats (4 pro classes and 2 amateurs). Boats of different sizes but for one and the same pleasure, go through the Atlantic.
Many multihulls benefit our UpSideUp (For Security) solutions, as does SVR-Lazartigue , which opts for the Sailin' ctrl (for monitoring) solution in addition to the UpSideUp .
We are proud to be a technical partner with our UpSideUp solution on board to the WeExplore , congratulation to the skipper to his great 2nd place.
Our UpSideUp solution fits perfectly into the landscape of offshore racing.
The skippers gave of themselves, beautiful trajectories, success and beautiful supports.
Thanks for all skippers who trust us.
Crédit Photo : WeExplor
The world's tallest carbon mast, 70 meters long, 20 tons, designed to support the 1200m² #Solidsail was presented on Friday 9 December in the workshops of SMM in Lanester, near Lorient.
Ocean Data System continues its collaboration initiated in 2018, for this 4th mission, on the Solid Sail/AeolDrive project.
On this mast, Ocean Data System oversees the structural monitoring of the materials and the instrumentation of the assembly elements between the carbon part and the steel base. As critical structural elements, these are subject to extensive testing and special care.
Aware of the importance of reducing the carbon footprint, Ocean Data System works alongside companies committed to designing sustainable innovations.
Photo Credit: Chantiers de l'Atlantique - Ocean Data System
The METSTRADE is the world's largest marine equipment trade show. After 2 years off, we are glad to come back and meet our partners, customers and friends. Ocean Data System has greatly improved its solutions dedicated to instrumentation, monitoring, control/command and security. We would be delighted to catch up with you to showcase our product lines and discuss your needs. Whatever your project, there is an Ocean Data System solution which will increase safety and improve the supervision onboard!
Christophe Lassègue will attend the show over the 3 days.
You can already contact him to book an appointment at his email address email@example.com, or on his mobile at 0033.661.002.823.
On the 23rd of october, at the beginning of the 43rd edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race of Malta , 118 yachts were gathered in Malta on the starting line.
A great race, with a very good result for the Elliott 52 team RAFALE, driven by Philipp Kadelbach, just featured with the CKM (canting keel manager) from Ocean Data System.
Following up on the successful CKM installation on the Elliott 35SS Palby Marine in 2021, the TEAM RAFALE opted to integrate this solution. Intended for monohulls fitted with a canting keel, CKM met the crew’s expectations during the race and, combined with the full refit of the hydraulic system, brings a big improvment in terms of quality of the keel operation and functional level, as well as reliability and maintainability.
Congrats to the crew and good luck for the rest of the race program.
We are very proud to announce that we have joined the #WeExplore initiative, providing our UpSideUp system to ensure the safety and serenity of the skipper during the Route du Rhum and more generally of the crew during navigations.
⛵ The catamaran, built in biomaterials, aims to be the ambassador of a more sustainable world, tracing a new wake to transmit the solutions of tomorrow.
The ODS team is at Roland Jourdain', Sophie Vercelletto, Kaïros (Sailing/Environment), and the Explore' side to make the world of ocean racing and sailing that more respectful of our ecosystems.
A new step successfully taken in our collaboration with the Chantiers de l'Atlantique and the consortium of companies working on the Aeoldrive-SolidSail project.
Our solution, intended for the monitoring and structural health monitoring (SHM) of the 1st Aeoldrive-SolidSail production erected on the banks of the Loire at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique, is delivered. The demonstrator tests are being set up and ramping up.
It is also a great satisfaction for the ODS team, to participate in such projects, turned towards the energy transition of sea transport, combining expertise in sail propulsion and instrumentation with the will, to contribute to the development of virtuous solutions for the climate.
Ocean Data System maintains its position as a solution provider for offshore racing.
Our products equip most of the trimarans on the Transat Jacques Vabre, with the UpSideUp solution installed on Ocean Fifty and Ultim classes, and also CKM on a few 60' IMOCA for the control of the canting keel
Among all of them, special thinking to François Gabart and Tom Laperche on Ultim SVR-Lazartigue, equipped with both our UpSideUp (for the safety) and Sailin'Ctrl (monitoring) solutions.
The IMOCA MACSF skipped by Isabelle Joschke and Fabien Delahaye is also equipped with the Sailin’Ctrl.
Congratulations and thanks to all the skippers who put their trust in us.
Great references for our team
After 4 days, 13 hours and 38 minutes, PALBY MARINE, an Elliott 35 Super Sport, recently equipped with our CKM (Canting Keel Manager) solution, crossed the finish line of the 650mn Garmin Round Denmark Race in the first position in the 30.01-35ft class and 2nd overall. Congratulations to the crew for this result! We are proud to make our humble contribution.
Designed for monohulls equipped with a canting keel, CKM allows the safe control of the keel in an optimal way. It is a system that is both easy to use and of a particularly advanced functional level.
Michael Møllmann, Danish owner and skipper of the boat, chose CKM to replace his old system. After the installation and the remote commissioning by our technical team, Michael declares in our satisfaction survey that ODS provided him with "good support and service during installation and good follow-up", thus describing our after sales support as “solid”.
Well, with such results, pleasure working with his crew/him is shared!
We thank him for his confidence.
After having collaborated on the 2 previous #Solidsail prototypes, Ocean Data System wins the tender of the “Chantier de l'Atlantique” for the structural health monitoring of the last Solid Sail Aeoldrive prototype – scale 1, before its marketing phase.
It’s a great pride for us and it's an important step in our commitment to actively contribute to the energy transition in maritime transport. Our expertise of sail propulsion and our specific solutions linked to this subject allow us to concretely consider becoming a major actor in this field. In addition of its main activity on leisure and offshore racing, Ocean Data System is already involved in several similar projects.
At the beginning of 2021, we wish you all the best and success in your projects despite this very special context.
For Ocean Data System, this is the opportunity to celebrate its 20th anniversary!
20 years of innovation in the service of safety and performance for sail racing, boating and yachting, and today naval industry. We owe this sustainability and this development to our valuable customers, our partners and of course all our employees.
Thanks to their involvement, their know-how and their confidence, Ocean Data System is strengthening its reputation and continuing to improve its products. We warmly thank all the people and structures who have been by our side during these 20 years.
More than ever, we are continuing our efforts while respecting our core values: innovation, commitment, respect and benevolence, responsibility.
Ocean Data System is a member of the consortium as part of the sailing propulsion project Solid Sail 2.0 for the new generation of sailing ocean liners developed by the Chantiers de l'Atlantique based Saint Nazaire, France . For this concept of rigid sails made of articulated composite panels, comparative tests were conducted aboard the cruise sailing ship Le Ponant. Ocean Data System has developed appropriate specifications on its TenSeaZy solution for the instrumentation and wireless transmission of the measurments of the sailing efforts on the rigging. The data are visualized in real time on a tablet and saved in TenSeaZy recorder for post-processing.
Photo credit Chantiers de l'Atlantique
The latest Catamaran of the Gunboat shipyard, the Gunboat 68 Condor is equipped with the Ocean Data System's UpSideUp Master solution. The system developed in this project includes anti-capsize, loads control, wind gusts management and data logging functions. The commissioning and sea trials carried out, Condor left La Grande Motte - France for her first transatlantic, she arrived in St. Barth safely with a fully operational UpSideUp system that hold all its promeses.
Photo credit Gilles Martin-Raget / Gunboat
It is for its expertise in instrumentation and the quality of its solutions that Ocean Data System was chosen to ensure the supervision of the 6 sails of the Windstar, precursor passenger vessel for yachting cruises of the American shipowner Windstar Cruises. As from its own solutions, usually present in sailing and offshore racing market, Ocean Data System has specially designed and installed a complete monitoring, instrumentation and data recording system for this 4 mats and its 2000m² of sail area!
Congratulations to the whole LoveWater trimaran team (ex Prince de Bretagne) who has just won (real time), the 2020 edition of the South Atlantic race Cape2Rio*!
Another huge satisfaction for Ocean Data System, which was chosen to equip this 80 ’Ultim with its high-tech on-board monitoring and security solution UpSideUp and to carry out all the electrical, electronic and IT installation on board.
*Ref : Alex Smith Tip & Shaft newsletter #196
Impressive and already iconic superyacht SEA EAGLE II built by Dutch shipyard Royal Huisman has been performed her sea trials with the expected success.
SEA EAGLE II will be ranked among the top 10 of the world’s largest sailing yachts. Upon delivery to her Owner this spring, SEA EAGLE II will be the world’s largest aluminium sailing yacht.
Together with Dykstra Naval Architects and designer Mark Whiteley, Royal Huisman made this grand aspiration into a striking reality, keeping their promise of “If you can dream it, we can build it”.
Through our partner Carbolink , supplier of the standing rigging "CL SOLID" , Ocean Data System was able to implement its solution TenSeaZy/FO for the tensile measurement of the 24 shrouds of the 3 masts with 4 spreaders. The loads in the carbon cables, measured by optical fibres transducers, are wirelessly transmitted to the monitoring system.
We are proud, thanks to the qualities of our solutions and our expertise, to collaborate on such challenges and to be able to respond to this kind of demanding projects.
Photo : Tom van Oossanen
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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
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 ...
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!
After a 6 months refit, the trimaran "Prince de Bretagne" has been launched in June and raced the SNSM Record from St Nazaire.
Ocean Data System has been part of this refit, taking care of all the electric electronics and computing on board.
The boat's progamm for 2016 says the trimaran will be on the starting line of the "Trophée Prince de Bretagne" in Saint-Quay Portrieux from the 26th to 28th of August, and the Dream Cup between La Trinité-sur-Mer and Roscoff form the 13th to 21st of August.
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!”