Tanguy DE LAMOTTE

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Greatest distance covered in 24h since the start :
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Distance to finish :
24191 nm 44801 km
Distance covered since the start :
309 nm
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  • Initiatives Coeur, skipper Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeInitiatives Coeur, skipper Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) au départ du Vendée Gl

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  • Sailing images of the IMOCA boat Initiatives Coeur, skipper Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA), during solo training for the Vendee Globe 2016, off Belle Ile in South Brittany, on September 25, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeImages d'action de I

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  • Initiatives Coeur, skipper Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeInitiatives Coeur, skipper Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) au départ du Vendée Gl

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Tanguy DE LAMOTTE

38 years old

Lorient, Morbihan

Originally from Versailles, but has since set up home in Brittany, Tanguy de Lamotte had his first sailing trips with his grandfather around St. Malo, before following a relatively classic sailing career, particularly in First Class 8. He saw boats and the sea as some sort of adventure and that still remains the case today, even if he has become a real competitor. Later on, he learnt a lot in the Tour de France sailing race, when this involved monohulls (JOD35 and M30s).

Like some other great sailors, Tanguy de Lamotte is also a boat designer, who qualified from Southampton. He discovered the Vendée Globe as a professional when helping Ellen MacArthur in the 2000 race and went on to do a wide range of things from big multihulls to small Mini monohulls. Fascinated by the technical aspects, Tanguy is also well known for building his own boats, particularly his Mini 6.50, and the Class 40 aboard which he won the first Solidaire du Chocolat.

In the last Vendée Globe, he was one of the public’s favourites. Firstly, because he was sailing for a good cause, supporting the Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque charity, which enables children around the world to undergo cardiac surgery… and also because he is an excellent communicator, able to win everyone over with his videos, which were emotional or hilarious. But Tanguy is much more than a champion air guitarist… For his second attempt at the Vendée Globe, he is changing boats and sailing a tried and tested one, which has undergone some major modifications (the former Akena Vérandas, and ex PRB). He will certainly wish to show off his racing ability. He took part in the 2015 Transat Jacques Vabre with another star from the Vendée Globe, the British sailor, Samantha Davies. His goal in the Vendée Globe is to sail around the world in less than 84 days, which was the time set by Desjoyeaux in 2009 on a boat that was identical to his new Initiatives-Coeur. It is an ambitious goal, but can be achieved.

Achievements

INITIATIVES COEUR

IMOCA monohull

INITIATIVES COEUR
  • Sail number : FRA 109
  • The boat’s previous names: Akena Vérandas, PRB
  • Designer: Bruce Farr
  • Chantier : CDK
  • Launch Date: 01 September 2006
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,85 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Displacement (weight): 8,5 tonnes
  • Mast height: 28,10 m
  • Keel blade: Acier
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m²
  • Downwind sail area: 500 m²

Initiatives-Coeur

The boat knows her way around as she has already done it twice. Tanguy is setting off this time on the former Akena Vérandas sailed by Arnaud Boissières in the last race… which is none other than the former PRB that Vincent Riou sailed in 2008/2009. A much newer boat (ten years younger) and so a better performer than the “Penguin”, he raced last time. On top of that, the new Initiatives-Cœur has undergone some important modifications. The first eight metres of the bow have been completely replaced to offer greater volume and to offer her more power. Tanguy obviously came up with this idea and monitored the work closely. He is after all a boat designer…

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Agence Liliane Fretté Communication / Lucie HARDY
+33 (0)6 13 97 19 43
lhardy@frettecommunication.com

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