ACG will supply its VTM®260 and MTM®57 Series prepregs for the build of a series of up to 12 trimarans that have been designed by naval architects Marc van Peteghem and Vincent Lauriot Prevost.
The MOD 70 fleet will participate in a series of races that will culminate in a full round-the-world challenge, promoting a message of ‘Eco-Responsibility.’ Swiss firm MOD will manage the project from inception to completion, with a team comprising CEO Marco Simeoni, Executive Director Franck David, and experienced multihull sailor Stève Ravussin as Technical Director.
The racing programme for the MOD fleet will operate on a three year cycle. Main events will include short-handed transatlantic races and an annual European Tour to be hosted by six to eight European cities. Each race cycle will climax with The Oceans World Tour. A team of top European boat yards and spar makers will build up to 12 of the MOD 70s using ACG’s customised prepreg materials.
Henry Nicholson-Cole, ACG’s Marine Market Sector manager, comments: “ACG is very pleased to have been selected as Official Prepreg Supplier to the Multi One Design 70 project and looks forward to many years collaborating with Multi One Design on this exciting project.”