Last night, the port foil which Sébastien Simon's IMOCA was missing was put in place by the Arkea Paprec technical team on the pontoons at Les Sables d'Olonne.
“This is our third pair of foils. The shape is the same as the V2, but this is a stronger, reinforced version which stronger on the wider and thicker part.” explained Sébastien Simon. "
“Over the past two years, we have broken three of our foils, two during the Transat Jacques Vabre, and one last July. We are in an innovative technical sport. The foils develop a lot of power. The loads we initially calculated were not the right ones. We examined this in more depth before arriving at this V3. "