French yachtsman Loïc Peyron had intended to race the solo Route de Rhum on the bright yellow 9-metre trimaran Happy. But he has now changed his mind and is racing a 21-metre maxi-trimaran Banque Populaire VII, the Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prévost's carbon-fibre monster with the latest equipment. How does he intend to handle such a giant yacht on his own? Well, the experienced yachtsman isn't nicknamed 'Mr Multihull' for nothing...
How to cross the Atlantic on a 21-metre maxi-trimaran alone
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