"It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; it's because we don't dare the things are difficult." Seneca

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." american native

Air

"I do not know if these are the views of Saint Exupery or Mermoz who gave me the desire to know the places they had developed their image and feelings they described in their books ... But need to join Brazil in flight on a microlight led me into one of the most dangerous adventures that I have been given to achieve "

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Sailing

"After 15 years traveling the oceans on my sailboat charter and my big multihull racing, following a trail of 350 000 miles and several dozen Atlantic crossings, I always run to the far horizon curves continue fleeing constantly behind the waves. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian are all maritime areas that have haunted and that always attract me with the same force! "

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1985 - The proa Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon

 

The proa "Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon" used construction techniques and advanced revolutionary composite rigging. Its rigging has just been “copied” by the America’s cup winner of 2010, BMW Oracle trimaran !!!! In fact the engineer who calculate it was also the engineer of the BMW Oracle team, Herve Devaux

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  • Length: 21 m
  • Width: 15 m
  • Weight: 5.5 t
  • Sail area: 160 m²
  • Construction sandwich vinylester - Airex - glass and foam methacrylate - glass - vinylester. The rig is sandwich carbon - epoxy - Honeycomb

Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon is the first ocean sailing including rigging was replaced by a true wing fitted with flaps. His performance was breathtaking and its extraordinary ease of use.

The project was halted by the mayor of Montpellier following the change in the majority of the Regional Council and a mast breaking consecutive of a defective part. The sailboat was discreetly destroyed by mayor of Montpellier four years later for electoral reasons.

Innovations: rigging wing studied by aeronautical schools in Toulouse (ENSICA) and validated in wind tunnel (CEAT) . Prao Pacific for open race (the first in the world), ballast system (dynamic pressure of the water).

THIS RIGGING DESIGN IS USED THIS YEAR BY AMERICA CUP BOAT BMW ORACLE !

Main Sponsor:
Mairie de Montpellier
Languedoc Roussillon Regional Council
Nicolin
Canal du Rhone
GTM

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Ocean

Ocean "My relationship with water and ocean is truly carnal.”

Born in the depths of the Champagne countryside, nothing predisposed to do that Guy Delage will love the ocean dumping ... yet it is one of them who will make known at 18, crossing the Channel by swimming alone and without assistance...

1973 Le Conquet – Ouessant with fin still alone and without assistance
thousands of hours diving and snorkeling
In 1994, Guy Delage crossed the Atlantic alone, drifting and swimming
In 1998, he embarked on a voyage across the Indian Ocean drifting in a passenger submarine to 7 meters depth.

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