ZZW is now back in France, moored in Toulon, and eager to sail back offshore !
During the recent sailing trip with the Aureus XV Absolute the 3 crewmembers sailed about 2000 Nautical Miles, mostly upwind, between Las Palmas and Toulon, through Madeira, in approximately 10 days. It was also an occasion to confirm the excellent performance of the boat in rough seas
, even under 2 reefs on the main and staysail.
This voyage also offered a few excellent moments of sailing downwind
, on relatively calm seas. This was for instance the case at the entrance of the Mediterranean Sea, between Gibraltar and Almeria, during which the Aureus XV showed once again what she is made of. See this video
of the boat easily sailing at around 13 knots.
The rest of the trip was very pleasant with very light winds, which never exceeded 11 knots between Formentera and Toulon. We took out the ultimate asset for sailing in the Med : the 115m2 Kevlar Code 0
, mounted on an electrical furler. It allowed us to sail to Toulon at a decent speed, minimizing the engine hours.
We have planned a few sea-trials
for this summer with several magazines, such as Yachting World, Meer und Yachten, etc. You will be able to read those articles between August and October. Youâ€™ll also find the Aureus XV's trial with Italian journalist in the "Vela e Motore" March Edition.
In September, the Aureus XV Absolute will be presented once more at the Cannes Yachting Festival
. Youâ€™ll find us on the Old Harbour: Quai Saint Pierre â€“ Stand QSP055/ QSP123. Please contact us to receive an invitation or to make an appointment.