Worlds Top Ocean and Speed Sailors Simultaneously in Motion to Sail Around the World, Set Atlantic and Absolute Speed Records with FABRIC Designed Sails

FABRIC sail design software, used by Incidences Sails, is providing sails to sailors out to win around the world races, or set distance speed records this year in mono-hulls, Maxi trimarans and hydrofoil trimaran Hydroptere.

La Rochelle, France, November 12, 2008 --( Francis Joyon, on his maxi trimaran IDEC, has bettered the Route de Discovery transatlantic record set by Thomas Coville (FRA). Shaving 15hrs and 15 minutes off the record, the new record stands at 9 days and 20hrs from Cadiz, Spain to San Salvador, Bahamas. This comes after having sailed around the world in 53 days and smashing Ellen Mac Arthurs around the around world record by 18 days.

The just recently launched, Bank Populaire, the largest fully crewed ocean racing trimaran in the world, built for breaking all distance ocean records, is also aiming for a Route de Discovery record for their sailing debut.

The sixth Vendee Globe, the non-stop solo around the world race, has started, November 9th 2008 from Les Sables d'Olonne, France. 20 newly constructed boats, IMOCA 60, 30 sailors from 7 nations, 13 non-French many, 16 for the first time, others having sailed several times. The one thing they have in common: they only have one set of sails for three months of sailing around the world; 14 of 30 skippers have chosen sails designed with Fabric and built by Incidences Sails.

Going for pure speed, the Hydroptere, the flying hydrofoil trimaran, currently sailing from their base in Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhone, near Marseilles, are holders of the absolute speed record over one nautical mile (average of 42.98 knots) and the 500-meter record (average of 46.30 knots). Alain Thebault and his crew are aiming for the absolute speed record over 500 meters.

Fabric Sail Design software, actively being developed by CEREALOG, gives Incidences Sails the possibility to provide fast, reliable sails, to the oceanic and speed record holders of the world, where sail failure is out of the question.


CEREALOG, growing at a rate of 50% annually, over the last 5 years, is the developer of Fabric™, a sail design and manufacturing CAD solution. In addition to FABRIC™, the company works with small to medium size businesses in setting up their computer infrastructures, (servers, networks, messaging systems) management software (SAP Business One, IFS) and website development.
Lyn Hines - International Marketing Dept
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Jerôme BURGAUD, Director