CDK Technologies one of the industrial partners Chantiers de L'Atlantique

Chantiers de l’Atlantique announced today the upcoming installation of a first-of-its-kind model of Solid Sail/AeolDrive, its solution for sailing propulsion adapted to large ships, on the very heart of the shipyard,. This announcement was made during an e-event broadcasted live from the MSC Virtuosa in Saint-Nazaire. The event gathered the presidents of the Regional Concil of Brittany and Pays de la Loire as well as the local and regional industrial partners involved in the project and Jean le Cam, skipper and technical consultant on the project since its beginning.
Photo © Chantiers de l'Atlantique / Creasynth



Jérémie Beyou (Charal) 13th in the Vendée Globe

After having had to return to Les Sables d’Olonne because of technical breakdowns and restart over nine days after the fleet started on Sunday 8th November. The skipper of Charal finished at 08:15:58 hrs UTC this Saturday 6th February in an elapsed time of 89 days, 18 hours, 58 seconds. He finished 9 days, 15 hours, 12 seconds after winner Yannick Bestaven.


Clarisse Cremer (Banque Populaire X) finishes 12th, breaks female solo monohull round the world record

After a prudent, careful passage across the Bay of Biscay, negotiating one last stormy low pressure Clarisse Cremer crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe at 15:44:25 hrs UTC to take an excellent 12th place on Banque Populaire X.


Jean Le Cam 8th across the line and 4th overall on Yes We Cam!

On a wet, windy, unpleasant Thursday night it was at 19:19:55hrs UTC that Jean Le Cam crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe to take fourth place overall. Although he actually passed the line eighth, with his time compensation of 16hrs and 15minutes he moves up to fourth, in fact missing the podium by just 3hrs 19 mins 43 seconds.


Vendée Globe 2020 100% CDK Technologies podium

Yannick Bestaven’s victory on Maître CoQ IV in 80 days, 03 hours, 44 minutes and 46 seconds (including compensation), adds a new line to CDK Technologies’ list of achievements as the yard responsible for the boat’s construction. It’s the 4th consecutive time and the 5th in total (of 9 editions) that a boat built by CDK Technologies has won the Vendée Globe. What better opportunity to shine a spotlight on the unique success and exceptional know-how of a leading company located at the very heart of the “Bretagne Sailing Valley”©.


The race of Yannick Bestaven

Topping the leaderboard 157 times and proving virtually unbeatable in the south. It’s a marked contrast to his first attempt at the Vendee Globe, which ended with dismasting only hours after the start. After that experience he didn’t return to the race for more than a decade.