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First 2021 shooting at sea, in La Rochelle…

nicolas claris

OPF Co-founder/Administrator
Temperature 8°C (46° Fahrenheit), wind 15-20 knots gusting to 37 knots... Cold!!!
Imagine you're standing on the hood of a car driving at 20 km/h on a dirt road with potholes every 3 meters… On these photos one cannot see the real height of the wave, not that were really high, but enough to feel like being on a shaker!

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Waiting for the catamaran Lagoon 55 (feet) to be ready with sails up and well set

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Shoot with the 300 mm to stay out of the field of the drome shooting the video

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Close enough to be able to shoot with the 35mm

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I am not allowed to show more of the Lagoon 55 #1, I have to wait for the marketing team of the yard to give the green light...

About numbers…
One knot is 1,15078mile/hour so 37 knots is almost 43 miles/hour, but when the boat is sailing at 10 knots facing the wind, the real wind speed become 47 knots which is 54 mile/hour.
Try standing on the hood of your car driving at 54 Mph on a bumpy road... ;)
 
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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
This is crazy!

I can’t figure how you havectge strength and stamina to do this work!

Nicolas, I am amazed and worryfor you!

You are not a 23 year old Viking!

Ashef
 

nicolas claris

OPF Co-founder/Administrator
This is crazy!

I can’t figure how you havectge strength and stamina to do this work!

Nicolas, I am amazed and worryfor you!

You are not a 23 year old Viking!

Ashef
Don't worry, there is still strength and stamina left in the old Viking who is ready to challenge the 23 year olds... on his own (only! ;) ) playing field
 

Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
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Nicolas,

I hope you don’t mind me cropping to look at that very interesting set of sails more closely. The main sail is quite rectangular and there’s space for a an extra huge foresail (or is it a spinnaker?)!

Altogether it’s very handsome and must mean a lot of force is harnessed and it must have motorized winches as a crew couldn't change positions with such a grand cabin!

I love the bold and unique sail design from an esthetic point of view. What special characteristics does this have for a luxury cruising motor yacht, which this seems to be?

Asher
 

nicolas claris

OPF Co-founder/Administrator
Thank you Cem and Asher…

@Asher, sorry, I can't unveil the characteristics of the boat, it's too early!
The fore sail is named a "Code 0" somewhat in between a Genoa and a spinnaker.
 

nicolas claris

OPF Co-founder/Administrator
This wave, bigger than the others, completely submerged Romain and I as well as our cameras... After a quick but meticulous rinsing and drying of the gear, the shoot could continue...

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Asher Kelman

OPF Owner/Editor-in-Chief
Thank you Cem and Asher…

@Asher, sorry, I can't unveil the characteristics of the boat, it's too early!
The fore sail is named a "Code 0" somewhat in between a Genoa and a spinnaker.
Well this adaptable sail seems ideal for light winds. Perhaps the design for “Puff of Wind III”

I would omit or just “abstract” the cruising cabins!

Asher
 
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