To say Jérémie Beyou’s new VPLP-designed foiler Charal made a big impression during her first competitive outing would be an understatement. And even though the team had to retire from the Trophée Azimut with electrical issues, the altitudes they reached in flight shouted at everyone watching ‘welcome to the next level’. Jocelyn Blériot talks to Vincent Lauriot-Prévost, Quentin Lucet and Daniele Capua from designers VPLP
Vincent Lauriot-Prévost: ‘The surprising thing for us was to see how the boat’s behaviour perfectly matched what our models had predicted: superimpose the digital image and the actual picture, you’ll see what I mean. We’d never seen it come that close yet with any previous boat. Ever.’ No wonder our curiosity was piqued…
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