The Multi One Design 70 (MOD7o) one design trimarans will begin racing in the KRYS Match from the 6th to the 8th of October. Written like that, it sounds like they sail themselves. So let’s start again.
Michel Desjoyeaux, Sébastien Josse, Roland Jourdain, Stève Ravussin and Sidney Gavignet will headline the KRYS Match from the 6th to the 8th of October. The weapon of choice for this sail racing – the MOD70.
The KRYS Match is a kind of warm-up for the KRYS Ocean Race which will launch the Multi One Championship in July 2012. The exhibition racing in La Trinité is a bit like the Cascais round of the America’s Cup World Series – a dry run to test some of the systems.
KRYS MATCH: sport, spectacle and live footage…
Franck David, Executive Director of Multi One Design Ltd has three target objectives, which show how sailing at the high end has changed from being about participants to being about creation of content with an audience in mind.
David wants to produce top quality content to be able to promote the series through educating stakeholders.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity that our title partner Krys Opticians, is offering us. Through bringing together the competitors of the circuit in the build-up to an. This opportunity provided by the KRYS MATCH event will enable us to create top quality audiovisual content (images, photos, audio…), which is essential for communicating this new, international MOD70 class in a clear, effective manner.”
Secondly, the event will be used to validate the race formats
“Exploiting the potential of the crews during the coastal courses around the Baie de Quiberon is a great opportunity to demonstrate to all the potential of these one-design, ultra-sophisticated machines. Together with Jean Maurel, our race director, we’ve scheduled in three types of courses and each of them has its own unique features. The aim of these KRYS MATCH is to introduce formats to the skippers so that, together, we can validate these formats for the whole of the Multi One Championship circuit 2012-2014.”
Formats will include
- The Speed Matches – 10 minute runs in duel configuration
- The Treks – longer courses more reminiscent of a coastal course
Finally, the first event will test the ability to produce great audiovisual content.
“In order to tell some fine stories and make our MOD70 circuit comprehensible, we believe in the power of images, audio and live production. Our City Races are an opportunity to bring to life the experience of sailing aboard an MOD70 for as many people as possible, so they feel as if they’re actually there. As such we’ve designed an onboard technological pack with a camera and audio sensors. The content broadcast from onboard will be further enriched via 3D tracking and virtual images. This live feed will be broadcast on the official website and within the race village, so as to enable guests to track the races in the very thick of the action.”
Like the Optimist Worlds and almost every other sailing event, a potential global audience will be able to tune into the racing remotely via the web. So far, the social audience is small – very small – around 183 people on Facebook and 91 Twitter followers.
But like the America’s Cup and World Match Racing Tour, the MOD70 series is investing in the technology to deliver live content. Thanks to the installation of a substantial audiovisual production plan and a partnership with the AMP Visual TV group, it will be possible to follow the KRYS MATCH live with commentary from an expert, virtual 3D images and the opportunity to go aboard a MOD70 to see and hear what happens live within the crews.
MOD 70 Calendar
Krys Ocean Race
- 6 to 8 October 2011: KRYS MATCH (MOD70 Exhibition)
- 7 July 2012: Start from New York
- 13 July 2012: Arrival in Brest
Multi One Championship 2012-2014
- 4 to 14 July 2012: KRYS OCEAN RACE
- September 2012: European Tour
- June 2013: European Tour
- October 2013 – April 2014: Ocean World Tour
- August 2014: KRYS OCEAN RACE