The Crosscall Sailing Team and Aurélien Ducroz unveiled the lines of the future Crosscall monohull designed in collaboration with the architects and engineers of Marc Lombard Design Group. As the first prototype to take advantage of the new class standards, the Crosscall Class40 will have an innovative style and will be optimized to play at the forefront of the major offshore races that are on Aurélien's program for the next two years.
"I am proud of this new great step in my life as a sailor. Creating a new boat gives me the freedom to make my own choices and to be at the heart of the design, just as I have been during my skiing career with several ski designs and constructions. I am happy to build this incredible boat with my historical mountain partners and to be able to continue projects in both universes in this way. The objective of the Route du Rhum in 2022 is a big step towards my dream of the Vendée Globe''. Aurélien Ducroz, Skipper Crosscall Sailing Team
"This is also another big step for Crosscall as this class40 will be our first boat as title partner. An adventure in which all our teams are passionately involved and which demonstrates the reliability of our smartphones and tablets to sailing professionals and boaters. They will be integrated as navigational aids and will allow Aurélien to film and share his adventures''. Cyril Vidal, President and founder of Crosscall
THE FUTURE CLASS40 CROSSCALL
Innovative style, optimal performance
Aurélien called on the Lombard architecture firm, whose Lift V1 won the Route du Rhum in 2018, a choice that matched the skipper's ambitions. "Aurélien Ducroz's future boat will be truly different from the other Class40s: it will be the first boat in the category to exploit the limits of the new 2020 class. In addition to the calculated performance gains, this Lift V2 will stand out in terms of aesthetics. We are used to say that what is beautiful goes fast, and this one will have a different and rather stealthy look''. Éric Levet, Marc Lombard Yacht Design Group.
The hull: a cut section to gain in lightness
The power of the hull, its hydrodynamic drag and its attitude in the sea were the 3 axes of development and optimization. The result is an original hull, which will allow significant speed gains with a very healthy behavior of the boat at all speeds, especially downwind in rough seas.
The bow: a highly optimized front shape
The general aesthetics of the shape is thus new: the upper part of the bow is inverted, and it is associated with a marked frigatage at the bow of the boat.
The cockpit: designed for solo sailors
Aurélien wanted to have a cockpit with all the controls within easy reach and as far back in the boat as possible in order to center the weight on the stern and protect it from the elements.
"I've almost always sailed on Lombards and I'm convinced of their performance. We have gone very far in the details to optimize each part to the maximum. The result is an extremely accomplished boat with innovative lines that will clearly allow us to challenge the latest arrivals in the Class40! "Aurélien Ducroz
HE ADVANTAGES OF THE CLASS40 CROSSCALL
Crosscall technology at the heart of the design: Core-T4 smartphones and tablets are integrated as navigational aids on board the future boat.
Building with common sense : Aurélien opted for French manufacturing and short circuits with the boat being built in Caen. He also wants to favor sustainable materials: the non-structural parts will be made of biocomposites with the use of flax and biosourced resins.
Reinforced safety: a maximum of controls are brought back in the cockpit to minimize the time at the front of the boat and the life raft is integrated in the transom.
Source: Crosscall Sailing Team