Geronimo (yacht)

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Geronimo
Designer(s)VPLP
Launched2001
Racing career
SkippersOlivier de Kersauson
Specifications
Displacement20 t (20 long tons; 22 short tons)
Length33.80 m (110.9 ft) (LOA)
32 m (105 ft) (LWL)
Beam21.1 m (69 ft)
Mast height39 m (128 ft)
Sail area535 m2 (5,760 sq ft) (upwind)
925 m2 (9,960 sq ft) (downwind)
Crew10
Sodebo Ultim
Designer(s)VPLP
Launched2013 (re-launch after modification)
Racing career
SkippersThomas Coville
Specifications
Displacement13 t (13 long tons; 14 short tons)
Length102 ft (31 m)
Beam70 ft (21 m)
Mast height115 ft (35 m)
Sail area4,779 sq ft (444.0 m2) (upwind)
7,136 sq ft (663.0 m2) (downwind)
Crew1


Geronimo is a French trimaran designed to break great offshore records. It was skippered by the French yachtsman Olivier de Kersauson. It was launched on Saturday 29 September 2001 in Brest, France by Marie Tabarly.

Geronimo was purchased by Sodebo in February 2013 and renamed Sodebo Ultim. The trimaran was heavily modified with a shorter and lighter central hull, a new mast and new cockpit configuration, making it more suitable for long-distance solo sailing.[1] It is now skippered by Thomas Coville.

Records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lauching of Thomas Coville's Sodebo Ultim' trimaran". Retrieved 16 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b c WSSRC current records Archived 25 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ WSSRC historical records Archived 29 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
Records
Preceded by
Orange with Bruno Peyron
Jules Verne Trophy
2004–2005
Succeeded by
Orange II with Bruno Peyron