A great bit about Soitec written in the post race write up, here's the translation-
Let us note among the starters, with great pleasure, even the beautiful proto 617. In the hands of Despres finished third and fifth in the last two Transat, which is a beautiful design, very generous with its edges, the deck wide and long and well riparatissimo seems "almost" a series rather than one of war machines that come out from the pen of Manuard and Finot, yet ... Now he leads the British Dytch. Dan has two seasons on the ground proto 312, completed without infamy and without praise the Azores 2010.Now preparing to leap and chose our seas for the debut thanked him with a big round of applause! Certainly deserves a look of respect, even the 'Scow Italian "highly anticipated debut.