Advanced Composites Group Ltd (ACG), part of the Composites Division of Umeco plc, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as Official Prepreg Supplier to the Multi One Design 70 project. ACG will supply its VTM260 and MTM57 Series prepregs for the build of a series of up to twelve trimarans that have been designed by VPLP (Naval Architects Marc van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost), world leaders in Multihull realisation.
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The MOD 70 fleet will participate in a race series that will culminate in a full round-the-world challenge, and will promote a message of 'Eco-Responsibility'.
Multi One Design SA, a new company based in Lausanne, Switzerland, will manage the project from inception to completion. With a team comprising CEO Marco Simeoni, Executive Director Franck David and experienced multihull sailor Stève Ravussin as Technical Director, the company has the collective expertise to make this dream project become reality.
The racing program for the Multi One Design fleet will operate on a three year cycle. Main events will include short-handed transatlantic races and an annual European Tour to be hosted by six to eight European cities. Each race cycle will climax with The Oceans World Tour.
A team of top European boat yards and spar makers will build up to 12 of the MOD 70's using ACG's customised prepreg materials. Henry Nicholson-Cole, ACG's Marine Market Sector manager, commented: "ACG is very pleased to have been selected as Official Prepreg Supplier to the Multi One Design 70 project and looks forward to many years collaborating with Multi One Design on this exciting project."