SAUDADE / MADE BY LUCA BASSANI / WALLY Revolutionary is a word often overused in yacht design, but, when it comes to the Monaco-based Wally yachts organisation, it is genuinely apt. Please use the sharing tools found via the email icon at the top of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/bbd6ae88-882e-11dd-b114-0000779fd18c And this is what has really spurred on the marque. Owners such as Claus Peter Offen, the German shipping magnate, Sir Lindsay Owen-Jones, one-time head of L’Oreal, Irvine Laidlaw, who sold conference giant IIR in 2005 and Jean Charles Decaux, the advertising mogul, all compete hard in the class that meets in glamorous resorts like St Tropez, Monaco, Portofino and Cannes. They compete as a fleet with their own rules – the thirst for first place is extreme.