Gitana 13

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Gitana 13
Gitana 13.jpg
Gitana 13 in 2010.
Other names Innovation Explorer
Kingfisher 2
Designer(s) Gilles Ollier
Builder Multiplast
Launched 2000
Racing career
Skippers Loïck Peyron
Bruno Peyron
Ellen MacArthur
Lionel Lemonchois
Displacement 20 t (20 long tons; 22 short tons)
Length 33.50 m (109.9 ft) (LOA)
Beam 17.50 m (57.4 ft)
Mast height 39 m (128 ft)
Sail area 610 m2 (6,600 sq ft) (upwind)
800 m2 (8,600 sq ft) (downwind)
Crew 10–12

Gitana 13 is an ocean-racing catamaran. She has had several names, including:[1]

  • 2000: Innovation Explorer, skippered by Loïck Peyron. She was built for the Race, a no-limits nonstop crewed circumnavigation in which she took second place.
  • 2002: Orange, won the Jules Verne Trophy with skipper Bruno Peyron in 2002
  • 2003: Kingfisher 2, skippered by Ellen MacArthur. She broke her mast in 2003, south-East Kerguelen Islands, whilst competing for Jules Verne Trophy.
  • 2006: Gitana 13 with skipper Lionel Lemonchois
  • 2010–2012: Swift

She is the sistership of Club Med, winner of The Race with skipper Grant Dalton in 2000.



  1. ^ Les maxi-multicoques
  2. ^ a b WSSRC round the world record Archived September 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
Preceded by
Sport Elec with Olivier de Kersauson
Jules Verne Trophy
Succeeded by
Geronimo with Olivier de Kersauson