From 14th to 19th September, the Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomeration will see IMOCA skippers come together for five days of racing; a unique opportunity to showcase Brittany’s sector of excellence in the technology of competitive sailing. The whole industry is gearing up to satisfy a full order book while continuing to innovate efficiently and sustainably. Internationalization,

INVESTIGATION available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #6 – Summer 2021  When the first Jumbo and Pogo 40s were built just more than 15 years ago, who would have imagined that the numbers assigned to the new Class40s would be reaching 170? That the class would be looking at 70 places

Green Pig

Transforming pig urine into renewable hydrogen is now a reality. The GreenPig project, sponsored by a farmer in Plumieux (22), plans to transform pig urine into renewable hydrogen. The project, part of a global circular economy approach, will stabilise employment in a rural area, while respecting the animals and the environment. It is potentially replicable

Solid Sail © Creasynth / Chantiers de l’Atlantique

Seeking to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, Solid Sail/Aeol Drive, an initiative steered by Chantiers de l’Atlantique, aims to fit three-masted cruise ships with huge articulated rigid sails of 1,200 m2 each. In February, the Saint-Nazaire-based company took another step forward by announcing the installation of a full-scale demonstrator on its site by

Y.Bestaven Vendée Globe

INTERVIEW available in the last Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #5 – Spring 2021  The ninth edition of the Vendée Globe ended on March 5 with the finish of Ari Huusela, 25th and last  classified and the first Scandinavian sailor to finish the race. According to the president of the Imoca class, Antoine Mermod, this record breaking edition has spun

Bretagne Hydrogène renouvelable

Brittany is launching its 2nd call for projects: “Territorial loops for renewable hydrogen”. This process aims to boost the use of renewable hydrogen across the territory, in particular in the realms of mobility. This will enable the establishment of a first network of distribution infrastructures. Deployment of hydrogen vehicles in professional and public fleets, public

Ineos Team UK by C.Gregory

INVESTIGATING available on Bretagne Sailing Valley ® News – Newsletter #4 – winter 2020 Finally! After the dates were cancelled in the spring in Cagliari and Portsmouth, the long-awaited contest between the AC75s of the four teams taking part in the 36th America’s Cup will be happening between 17th and 20th December with the America’s

INVESTIGATING : available in the Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #3 – autumn   At 1302hrs CET on 8th November 2020, 33 solo sailors will set off at the start of the ninth Vendée Globe. Eight of them will be aboard brand new boats launched between August 2018 (Charal) and May 2020 (Corum L’Épargne),

Analysis : available in the Bretagne Sailing Valley® News – Newsletter #3 – autumn   Sponsors who are partnered with the 33 2020 Vendée Globe skippers, the solo race round the world are involved for a host of different reasons. Three of them, supporters of Sam Davies, Charlie Dalin and Isabelle Joschke, discuss the reasons