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Planet Sail Episode 5: Onboard the Spirit 111, Vendée Arctique and RS Pulse 58

by Matt Sheahan 12 Aug 02:30 PDT
PlanetSail Episode 5 © PlanetSail

Earlier this year in Episode 3 we went to see Spirit Yachts on the east coast of the UK. While we were there we took a look at the stunning Spirit 111 as she slipped into the water and said we'd report back once she was sailing. Well, now she's up and running and I was lucky enough to be invited aboard to have her all to myself for the day... Oh yes!

So, what is this remarkable, innovative and striking eco-friendly superyacht like and why is comparing her to a classic J Class from the 1930s is so relevant? Watch here to find out.

From cruising to flat out racing, in this episode take a look at what the IMOCA60 skippers were really saying as they hammered their way from France to Iceland before trickling their way back in what turned out to be an incredibly close race.

Plus, we find out how one of the world's leading dinghy manufacturers is leading the way in electric motorboats.

And on top of all of that there's another serving of Docktalk. So, pour yourself a cold one, sit back and enjoy!

In This Episode:

01:31 On Test - Spirit Yachts 111
14:24 Vendée Arctique - In their words
21:53 DockTalk - 11th Hour Racing, Bavaria C42, Reckmann
25:05 RS Pulse 58 - The all electric RIB

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