Many ways to skin a cat

Following our previous look at VPLP’s own long-established commercial wing project Patrice Carpentier crosses the road to talk to Multiplast CEO Yann Penfornis and some of the other principal players in their rival Solid Sail programme

The Chantiers de l’Atlantique, based in St- Nazaire at the mouth of the Loire River on the French Atlantic coast, has also been working on its Solid Sail project for several years now – an original ‘wind propulsion device’ that is primarily being developed to significantly reduce the consumption of conventional fuels on large liners and merchant ships. Work is now well enough advanced to anticipate the first Solid Sails being installed on a large commercial ship in early 2025.

We invite you to read on and find out for yourself why Seahorse is the most highly-rated source in the world for anyone who is serious about their racing.

To read on simply SIGN up NOW
Take advantage of our very best subscription offer or order a single copy of this issue of Seahorse.

Online at: and use the code TECH20

Or via email:

Or for iPad simply download the Seahorse App at the iTunes store