IN just A FEW MEETINGS WITH PIXEL SUR MER, they came up with something and I think we gained just as much as changing foils!
« Working on a pilot means translating on autopilot what the helmsman does intellectually when he's steering.
We managed to do that very quickly. In just a few meetings with Pixel sur Mer, they came up with something and I think we gained just as much as changing foils. In other words, it's not the same price.
We realised in the final training sessions this year against some of the competitors that when everyone's at the helm, the boats are pretty close. But we've done some tests, and when we both put on the auto pilot, one of them starts to lose 2-3 knots in relation to the other. It's not a small knot (...) »
Franck Cammas at the time when he was co-skipper of the Ultim Groupe Edmond de Rothschild - Extract from the podcast Tip & Shaft Into The Wind from 13 January 2023