Vendee Globe dockside tour part 4

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Today Thomson and Golding contemplate Safran, her titanium keel and milled carbon fibre mast track
Our video dock tour of the Vendee Globe IMOCA 60s with Mike Golding and Alex Thomson continues, following on from part one, part two and part three. Today's a good one - we look at Marc Guillemot's Safran, which Alex believes to be "the most technologically advanced in the fleet" with her titanium keel. She also has a new rig with a milled carbon track, as well as articulating spreaders. We look at Louis Burton's Bureau Vallee (ex Delta Dore), sistership to Hugo Boss. Mike Golding discusses carbon rigging, and we look at Arnaud Boissieres' Akena Verandas and her new wingmast. Enjoy...