leading French multihull design firm working with BMW Oracle Racing ahead of Deed of Gift 6/5/08

The leading French multihull design firm Van Peteghem Lauriot Prevost (VPLP) is working with BMW ORACLE Racing’s design team in developing its new mulithull boat for the America’s Cup Deed of Gift match.

Firm principals Vincent Lauriot Prevost and Marc Van Peteghem are integrated with the BMW ORACLE Racing core design team. They are the lead designers in conjunction with the racing team, led by design coordinator Mike Drummond.

“We are enjoying working with and learning from the vast experience of VPLP in multihulls,” Drummond said. “The French multihull community, in general, are leaders in these yachts and we are benefiting greatly. When we first looked at a multihull in the event of a Deed of Gift challenge, we were impressed with the record of the Groupama series of racing multihulls. Franck Cammas and VPLP designed yachts have been breaking speed records and leading this field, so VPLP was the natural choice.”

VPLP’s list of achievements include victories in almost all offshore multihull regattas including the Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, OSTAR, and Jules Verne Trophy.

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