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  • Writer's pictureNicolas

Today, let's dream about another clean mobility: ⛵️ sailing ⛵️

On Sunday starts the Vendée Globe: 33 skippers will sail solo non-stop without assistance around the world.

Their boats (IMOCA Class) have significantly improved last years with 2 majors evolutions:

📌 Foils: kind of wings that help boats to "flight" reducing the friction with water to increase their speed

IMOCA Sailing boat Charal with foils
© Gauthier Lebec / Charal

📌 Closed cockpits: the most one being the HUGO BOSS from Alex Thomson mainly because of the speed increase.

With those evolutions, the first ones are expected to close this race in less than 70 days using only wind.

Let's dream about other mobility evolving at the same pace (bike for example).

Other mobility news of the week:

📍 Be coached to introduce cargo bikes in your fleet with the Cairgo bike project and urbike and Bruxelles Mobilité - Brussel Mobiliteit (follow the link to apply)

📍 Bruxelles Mobilité - Brussel Mobiliteit organises a survey regarding the new bike lanes in Brussels (follow the link to answer)

📍 According to VAB of 4 people living in Flanders knows the Traffic Laws for bicycles.


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