Volvo Ocean winner, Franck Cammas became the first person to round Cape Horn in a foiling catamaran in 2015. Now a film has been released. Watch it in full here!
One of the most successful French sailors in the world, Franck Cammas made history in November 2015, when he rounded Cape Horn in a foiling catamaran.
As part of the Julbo Sail Session, Cammas rounded Cape Horn in a Nacra F20 Carbon FCS accompanied by German novice sailor, Johannes Wiebel.
They were sailing in 15 knots of wind with 2.5 metre waves.
Now their feat has been made into a new short film, Foiling Cape Horn.
Directed by Sébastien Laugier, the 10 minute film documents all the preparations for this unique adventure.
Watch Foiling Cape Horn below
This includes the arrival of the crew members and the dissembled boat, inspection by the Chilean military, a visit to a small school in Puerto Toro, the southernmost village in the world, and the crew waiting for the weather to improve to start tackling the journey.
There is also stunning footage as Cammas and Wiebel round the cape.
Wiebel was chosen to take part in the challenge following a competition by the sports sunglasses brand Julbo.
Cammas, 43, is one of France’s most talented sailors and is widely respected in the Ocean Racing Multihull Association (ORMA) world.
He has won the Volvo Ocean Race (2011-2012), the Jules Verne Trophy (2010), five ORMA championships, the Solitaire du Figaro (1997), Transat Jacques Vabre (2001, 2003, 2007) and Route de Rhum (2010), among other races.
In 2013, he was the winner of the International C Class Catamaran Championship (Little America’s Cup).
Cammas, who is based in Brittany, has also set numerous records.
These include the Round Britain and Ireland, on monohull, in 5 days, 21, hours, 26 minutes and 55 seconds in August 2010, and Miami to New York in 1 day, 11 hours, 5 minutes and 20 second. This was set on 4 June 2007.
Cammas is currently the skipper of the French America’s Cup team, Groupama.
Groupama Team France announced their French bid for the 35th America’s Cup at a press conference on Thursday
With the countdown to the 35th America's Cup underway, we bring you some unusual facts about the race, and the…
Land Rover BAR not only took the event but were crowned the 2015-16 America's Cup World Series champions ahead of…