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      The Vendée Globe boats

      NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES

      Fabrice AMEDEO

      NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES

      • Sail number : FRA 56
      • Former names: No Way Back, Vento di Sardegna
      • Architect: VPLP/Verdier
      • Construction: Persico Marine
      • Launch Date: 01 August 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: monotype
      • Upwind sail area: 320 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 570 m2

      PURE - Best Western®

      Romain ATTANASIO

      PURE - Best Western®

      • Sail number : FRA 49
      • Former names: Gitana Eighty, Synerciel, Newrest-Matmut
      • Architect: Bruce Farr Design
      • Construction: Southern Ocean Marine (Nouvelle Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 08 March 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Weight: 9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 280 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 560 m2

      TSE - 4MYPLANET

      Alexia BARRIER

      TSE - 4MYPLANET

      • Sail number : FRA72
      • Former names: Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys, Initiatives Coeur, Le Pingouin
      • Architect: Marc Lombard
      • Construction: MAG France
      • Launch Date: 01 March 1998
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,54m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Weight: 9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 260 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      Maître CoQ IV

      Yannick BESTAVEN

      Maître CoQ IV

      • Sail number : 17
      • Former names: Safran 2 - Des Voiles et Vous
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 12 March 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier mécano soudé
      • Upwind sail area: 310 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 550 m2

      CHARAL

      Jérémie BEYOU

      CHARAL

      • Sail number : 08
      • Architect: VPLP
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 18 August 2018
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 320 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTISANS ARTIPÔLE

      Arnaud BOISSIÈRES

      LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTISANS ARTIPÔLE

      • Sail number : FRA 14
      • Former names: Ecover3, Président, Gamesa, Kilcullen Voyager-Team Ireland
      • Architect: Owen Clarke Design LLP - Clay Oliver
      • Construction: Hakes Marine - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 03 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,65 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,9 tonnes
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: basculante avec vérin
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m²
      • Downwind sail area: 610 m²

      BUREAU VALLEE 2

      Louis BURTON

      BUREAU VALLEE 2

      • Sail number : 18
      • Former names: Banque Populaire VIII
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 09 June 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,6 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      ONE PLANET ONE OCEAN

      Didac COSTA

      ONE PLANET ONE OCEAN

      • Sail number : ESP 33
      • Former names: Kingfisher - Educacion sin Fronteras - Forum Maritim Catala - One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton
      • Architect: Owen Clarke Design
      • Construction: Martens Yachts
      • Launch Date: 02 February 2000
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,30 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,9 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 26 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 240 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 470 m2

      GROUPE SÉTIN

      Manuel COUSIN

      GROUPE SÉTIN

      • Sail number : FRA 71
      • Former names: Paprec-Virbac2, Estrella Damm, We are Water, La Mie Câline
      • Architect: Bruce Farr Yacht Design
      • Construction: Southern Ocean Marine (Nouvelle-Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 02 February 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 9 t
      • Number of drifts: 2 asymétriques
      • Mast height: 28,50
      • Keel blade: basculante sur vérin hydraulique
      • Upwind sail area: 270 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 560 m2

      BANQUE POPULAIRE X

      Clarisse CREMER

      BANQUE POPULAIRE X

      • Sail number : FRA30
      • Former names: Macif - SMA
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: CDK - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 01 March 2011
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,5 m
      • Weight: 7,7 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 340 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 570 m2

      APIVIA

      Charlie DALIN

      APIVIA

      • Sail number : FRA 79
      • Architect: Verdier
      • Construction: CDK technologies - MerConcept
      • Launch Date: 05 August 2019
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 350 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 560 m2

      INITIATIVES-COEUR

      Sam DAVIES

      INITIATIVES-COEUR

      • Sail number : FRA109
      • Former names: Maître CoQ - Banque Populaire VII- Foncia II
      • Architect: VPLP - Verdier
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 20 September 2010
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      MERCI

      Sébastien DESTREMAU

      MERCI

      • Sail number : 69
      • Former names: Foresight Natural Energy, Maisonneuve
      • Architect: Lavanos
      • Construction: Artech do Brasil
      • Launch Date: 15 January 2005
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,60 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 250 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 650 m2

      OMIA - WATER FAMILY

      Benjamin DUTREUX

      OMIA - WATER FAMILY

      • Sail number : FRA09
      • Former names: Spirit of Yukoh, Neutrogena, Hugo Boss, Estrella Damm, Veolia Environnement, BT
      • Architect: Bruce Farr Design
      • Construction: Offshore Challenge - Cowes
      • Launch Date: 03 July 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 700 m2

      PRB

      Kevin ESCOFFIER

      PRB

      • Sail number : FRA 85
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 08 March 2010
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,50 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: NC
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27,40 m
      • Keel blade: Acier mécano soudé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      Compagnie du Lit / Jiliti

      Clément GIRAUD

      Compagnie du Lit / Jiliti

      • Sail number : FRA83
      • Former names: Delta Dore, Bureau Vallée, Vers un Monde sans Sida
      • Architect: Bruce Farr design
      • Construction: JMV Cherbourg
      • Launch Date: 26 July 2006
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,75 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 620 m2

      MEDALLIA

      Pip HARE

      MEDALLIA

      • Sail number : GBR77
      • Former names: Armor Lux, We Are Water, La Fabrique
      • Architect: Pierre Rolland
      • Construction: Bernard Stamm
      • Launch Date: 03 July 1999
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 9 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: carbone
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

      Boris HERRMANN

      SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

      • Sail number : 16
      • Former names: Edmond de Rothschild, Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 07 August 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,6 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 290 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 490 m2

      STARK

      Ari HUUSELA

      STARK

      • Sail number : FIN222
      • Former names: Aviva, GAES Centros Auditivos
      • Architect: Owen Clarke Design
      • Construction: Hakes Marine - Wellington (Nouvelle-Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 06 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 270 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      MACSF

      Isabelle JOSCHKE

      MACSF

      • Sail number : FRA 27
      • Former names: Quéguiner, Safran
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: Chantier Naval de Larros
      • Launch Date: 04 July 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,60 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,7 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 650 m2

      Yes We Cam!

      Jean LE CAM

      Yes We Cam!

      • Sail number : 001
      • Former names: Cheminées Poujoulat, Mare, Maître CoQ, Mapfre, Foncia
      • Architect: Bruce Farr design
      • Construction: CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 03 January 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,90 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 620 m2

      TIME FOR OCEANS

      Stéphane LE DIRAISON

      TIME FOR OCEANS

      • Sail number : FRA 92
      • Former names: Hugo Boss, Energa, Compagnie du Lit-Boulogne Billancourt
      • Architect: Finot-Conq Design
      • Construction: Neville Hutton
      • Launch Date: 01 June 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,84 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: monotype
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 550 m2

      CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

      Miranda MERRON

      CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

      • Sail number : FRA50
      • Former names: Great America IV, Mirabaud, Temenos
      • Architect: Owen Clarke
      • Construction: Southern Ocean Marine, Tauranga
      • Launch Date: 04 May 2006
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,50 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: carbone
      • Upwind sail area: 330 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      PRYSMIAN GROUP

      Giancarlo PEDOTE

      PRYSMIAN GROUP

      • Sail number : ITA 06
      • Former names: Saint-Michel - Virbac
      • Architect: VPLP - Verdier
      • Construction: Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 02 April 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,5 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      LA FABRIQUE

      Alan ROURA

      LA FABRIQUE

      • Sail number : SUI07
      • Former names: Brit Air, Votre Nom autour du Monde, MACSF
      • Architect: Groupe Finot-Conq
      • Construction: Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 01 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,90 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: nc
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27 m
      • Keel blade: carbone
      • Upwind sail area: 290 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      LinkedOut

      Thomas RUYANT

      LinkedOut

      • Architect: Verdier
      • Construction: Persico
      • Launch Date: 03 September 2019
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 350 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 560 m2

      GROUPE APICIL

      Damien SEGUIN

      GROUPE APICIL

      • Sail number : FRA1000
      • Former names: Comme Un Seul Homme, DCNS
      • Architect: Groupe Finot-Conq
      • Construction: Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 10 August 2008
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8,5 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 350 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 610 m2

      DMG MORI Global One

      Kojiro SHIRAISHI

      DMG MORI Global One

      • Sail number : JPN 11
      • Architect: VPLP
      • Construction: Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 05 September 2019
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 320 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      ARKEA PAPREC

      Sébastien SIMON

      ARKEA PAPREC

      • Sail number : 4
      • Architect: Juan Kouyoumdjian
      • Construction: CDK Technologies / Assemblage : Team ARKEA PAPREC
      • Launch Date: 19 July 2019
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foiler
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: Inox usiné
      • Upwind sail area: 260 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600 m2

      V and B-MAYENNE

      Maxime SOREL

      V and B-MAYENNE

      • Sail number : FRA53
      • Former names: Le Souffle du Nord, Groupe Bel
      • Architect: Verdier - VPLP
      • Construction: Indiana Yachting (Scarlino, Italie)
      • Launch Date: 07 September 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,50 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,7 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 365 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 700 m2

      HUGO BOSS

      Alex THOMSON

      HUGO BOSS

      • Sail number : GBR 99
      • Architect: VPLP - Alex Thomson Racing (led by Pete Hobson)
      • Construction: Carrington Boats
      • Launch Date: 15 August 2019
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,40 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,7 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 330 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 630 m2

      L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

      Armel TRIPON

      L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

      • Sail number : 2
      • Architect: Samuel Manuard
      • Construction: Black Pepper©
      • Launch Date: 31 January 2020
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,50 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 28 m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 270 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 535 m2

      CORUM L'EPARGNE

      Nicolas TROUSSEL

      CORUM L'EPARGNE

      • Sail number : FRA 6
      • Architect: Juan Kouyoumdjian
      • Construction: CDK technologies - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 15 May 2020
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,70 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Weight: 7,9 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27,30 m
      • Upwind sail area: 270 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 535 m2