SVR-Lazartigue took second place

François Gabart and Tom Laperche crossed the finish line to take second place in the Ultime class aboard SVR-Lazartigue. The French pair were 7 hour 56 minutes and 55 seconds behind the winner .


Banque Populaire XI third Ultime in the Transat Jacques Vabre

About 55 minutes after SVR-Lazartigue, came the third placed Ultime, Banque Populaire XI. On board were French ocean racing veterans Armel Le Cléac'h and Kevin Escoffier. The blue and white maxi-trimaran, launched only seven months ago, managed to keep up with the pace set by her rivals throughout the course and finished less than 9 hours behind the winner.


Leyton 3rd in The Transat Jacques Vabre

Sam Goodchild is the first non-French sailor to cross the finish line of this Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 race. After a poor start a fortnight ago, the Briton and his co-skipper fought back to make the podium in the Ocean Fifty class.
After 15 days and 6,680 miles of tough and, at times, frustrating racing Goodchild and Aymeric Chappellier finished only 3 hours 48 minutes and 29 seconds behind the winner Primonial. The early days of the race proved decisive. The boats that finished ahead of Leyton were also those who managed better in the light, confused conditions of the Bay of Biscay.

Photo © JM Liot /Alea


Transat Jacques Vabre: twelve boats kitted up with CDK Technologies’ expertise!

Created back in 1993 and run biennially, this legendary race enables some of the big names in sailing, together with amateur sailors, to take on the historic trading routes for coffee, from France to South America or, as is the case this year, to the West Indies. For this 2021 vintage, as per usual, there are a number of pretenders to victory. Twelve of them (three in Ultim, seven in IMOCA and two in Ocean Fifty) have one thing in common: they benefit from both the experience and expertise of the CDK Technologies yard, a specialist in the construction of prototype yachts, whose productions have pretty much systematically made a clean sweep of the prizes in the most prestigious offshore races for the past 35 years and more.   


A new step for the sailing cruise ship project!

The 38-metre-high demonstrator mast, a freestanding rotating rig equipped with a solid 550 m2 composite sail, was stepped at the Chantiers de l’Atlantique in Saint Nazaire on Thursday.
CDK Technologies is very proud to be a part of this manufacturing adventure, which is shaping the future of tomorrow’s cruise ships. For this first stage of the project, the yard has built half of one of the two sections that make up the mast, in association with the Lorient-based companies Avel Robotic, Lorima, Multiplast and SMM.
This demonstrator model represents the top section of one of the three rigs which, by 2025, will equip a new generation of Silenseas vessels, which are designed to complete a sea passage using 30% less fuel.
The Solid Sail and Silenseas sailing cruise ship are concepts developed by Chantiers de l’Atlantique.



An exceptional example of an extraordinary boat paired up with a hugely talented crew has been the combination of Apivia with doublehanders Charlie Dalin and Paul Meilhat competing in this 49th Rolex Fastnet Race. They arrived in Cherbourg early this morning scoring a resounding win in the 13-strong IMOCA fleet. This came as some small vindication after Dalin suffered victory slipping through his fingers in this year’s Vendée Globe after he was first home only to lose the top prize when Yannick Bestaven and Maître CoQ were awarded a time compensation.
Arrivée : Le 11 aout 2021 à 5h27 HF

Temps de course : 2 jours 17 heures 2 min