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      The Vendée Globe boats

      NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES

      Fabrice AMEDEO

      NEWREST - ART & FENÊTRES

      • Sail number : FRA 56
      • The boat’s previous names: No Way Back
      • Designer: VPLP/Verdier
      • Chantier : Persico Marine
      • Launch Date: 01 August 2015
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,85 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Displacement (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 : FRA49
      • The boat’s previous names: Gitana Eighty - Synerciel - Newrest Matmut
      • Designer: Bruce Farr Design
      • Chantier : Southern Ocean Marine (Nouvelle Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 08 March 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 280m2
      • Downwind sail area: 560m2

      TSE - 4MYPLANET

      Alexia BARRIER

      TSE - 4MYPLANET

      • Sail number : FRA72
      • The boat’s previous names: Famille Mary Etamine du Lys, Initiatives Coeur, Le Pingouin
      • Designer: Marc Lombard
      • Chantier : MAG France
      • Launch Date: 01 March 1998
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,54m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 260m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580m2

      Maître CoQ IV

      Yannick BESTAVEN

      Maître CoQ IV

      • Sail number : 17
      • The boat’s previous names: Safran - Des Voiles et Vous
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 12 March 2015
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8 t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier mécano soudé
      • Upwind sail area: 310m2
      • Downwind sail area: 550m2

      CHARAL

      Jérémie BEYOU

      CHARAL

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

      LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTISANS ARTIPÔLE

      Arnaud BOISSIÈRES

      LA MIE CÂLINE - ARTISANS ARTIPÔLE

      • Sail number : FRA 14
      • The boat’s previous names: Ecover3, Président, Gamesa, Kilcullen Voyager Team Ireland
      • Designer: Owen Clarke Design LLP - Clay Oliver
      • Chantier : Hakes Marine - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 03 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,65 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Displacement (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
      • The boat’s previous names: Banque Populaire VIII
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 09 June 2015
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,6t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600m2

      ONE PLANET ONE OCEAN

      Didac COSTA

      ONE PLANET ONE OCEAN

      • Sail number : ESP 33
      • The boat’s previous names: Kingfisher - Educacion sin Fronteras - Forum Maritim Catala - One Planet One Ocean & Pharmaton
      • Designer: Owen Clarke Design
      • Chantier : Martens Yachts
      • Launch Date: 02 February 2000
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,30m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 26m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 240m2
      • Downwind sail area: 470m2

      GROUPE SÉTIN

      Manuel COUSIN

      GROUPE SÉTIN

      • Sail number : FRA 71
      • The boat’s previous names: Paprec-Virbac2, Estrella Damm, We are Water, La Mie Câline
      • Designer: Bruce Farr Yacht Design
      • Chantier : Southern Ocean Marine (Nouvelle-Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 02 February 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,80 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Displacement (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
      • The boat’s previous names: Macif - SMA
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : CDK - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 01 March 2011
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,5m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,7 t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 340m2
      • Downwind sail area: 570m2

      APIVIA

      Charlie DALIN

      APIVIA

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

      INITIATIVES-COEUR

      Samantha DAVIES

      INITIATIVES-COEUR

      • Sail number : FRA109
      • The boat’s previous names: Maître CoQ - Banque Populaire VII- Foncia II
      • Designer: VPLP - Verdier
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 20 September 2010
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,8t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600m2

      MERCI

      Sébastien DESTREMAU

      MERCI

      • Sail number : 69
      • The boat’s previous names: Foresight Natural Energy, Maisonneuve
      • Designer: Lavanos
      • Chantier : Artech do Brasil
      • Launch Date: 15 January 2005
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,60m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,5t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 250m2
      • Downwind sail area: 650m2

      OMIA - WATER FAMILY

      Benjamin DUTREUX

      OMIA - WATER FAMILY

      • Sail number : FRA09
      • The boat’s previous names: Spirit of Yukoh - Neutrogena - Hugo Boss - Estrella Damm - Veolia Environnement - BT
      • Designer: Bruce Farr Design
      • Chantier : Offshore Challenge - Cowes
      • Launch Date: 03 July 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,85m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 700m2

      PRB

      Kevin ESCOFFIER

      PRB

      • Sail number : FRA 85
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 08 March 2010
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,50m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): NC
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27,40m
      • 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
      • The boat’s previous names: Initiatives Coeur - Akena Vérandas - PRB - Vers un monde sans SIDA
      • Designer: Bruce Farr design
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 01 September 2006
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,85m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,1t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 31m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600m2

      MEDALLIA

      Pip HARE

      MEDALLIA

      • Sail number : GBR77
      • The boat’s previous names: Armor Lux - We Are Water - La Fabrique
      • Designer: Pierre Rolland
      • Chantier : Bernard Stamm
      • Launch Date: 03 July 1999
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 9t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: carbone
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580m2

      SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

      Boris HERRMANN

      SEAEXPLORER - YACHT CLUB DE MONACO

      • Sail number : 16
      • The boat’s previous names: Edmond de Rothschild, Malizia - Yacht Club de Monaco
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 07 August 2015
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,6t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 290m2
      • Downwind sail area: 490m2

      STARK

      Ari HUUSELA

      STARK

      • Sail number : FIN222
      • The boat’s previous names: Aviva - GAES Centros Auditivos
      • Designer: Owen Clarke Design
      • Chantier : Hakes Marine - Wellington (Nouvelle-Zélande)
      • Launch Date: 06 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,5t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 270m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580m2

      MACSF

      Isabelle JOSCHKE

      MACSF

      • Sail number : FRA 27
      • The boat’s previous names: Quéguiner - Safran
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : Chantier Naval de Larros
      • Launch Date: 04 July 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,60m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,7t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 650m2

      Yes We Cam!

      Jean LE CAM

      Yes We Cam!

      • Sail number : 001
      • The boat’s previous names: Cheminées Poujoulat - Mare - Maître CoQ - Mapfre - Foncia
      • Designer: Bruce Farr design
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies
      • Launch Date: 03 January 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,90m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 620m2

      TIME FOR OCEANS

      Stéphane LE DIRAISON

      TIME FOR OCEANS

      • Sail number : FRA 92
      • The boat’s previous names: Hugo Boss, Energa, Compagnie du Lit-Boulogne Billancourt
      • Designer: Finot-Conq Design
      • Chantier : Neville Hutton
      • Launch Date: 01 June 2007
      • Length: 18,28 m
      • Beam: 5,84 m
      • Draught: 4,50 m
      • Displacement (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
      • The boat’s previous names: Great America IV, Mirabaud, Temenos
      • Designer: Owen Clarke
      • Chantier : Southern Ocean Marine, Tauranga
      • Launch Date: 04 May 2006
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,50m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,5t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 28m
      • Keel blade: carbone
      • Upwind sail area: 330m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600m2

      PRYSMIAN GROUP

      Giancarlo PEDOTE

      PRYSMIAN GROUP

      • Sail number : ITA 06
      • The boat’s previous names: Saint-Michel - Virbac
      • Designer: VPLP - Verdier
      • Chantier : Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 02 April 2015
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,80m
      • Draught: 4,5m
      • Displacement (weight): 8t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 300m2
      • Downwind sail area: 600m2

      LA FABRIQUE

      Alan ROURA

      LA FABRIQUE

      • Sail number : SUI07
      • The boat’s previous names: Brit Air, Votre Nom autour du Monde, MACSF
      • Designer: Groupe Finot-Conq
      • Chantier : Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 01 August 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,90m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 290 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

      LinkedOut

      Thomas RUYANT

      LinkedOut

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

      GROUPE APICIL

      Damien SEGUIN

      GROUPE APICIL

      • Sail number : FRA1000
      • The boat’s previous names: Comme Un Seul Homme - DCNS
      • Designer: Groupe Finot-Conq
      • Chantier : Multiplast
      • Launch Date: 10 August 2008
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,85m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8,5t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: 350m2
      • Downwind sail area: 610m2

      DMG MORI

      Kojiro SHIRAISHI

      DMG MORI

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

      ARKEA PAPREC

      Sébastien SIMON

      ARKEA PAPREC

      • Sail number : 4
      • Designer: Juan Kouyoumdjian
      • Chantier : CDK Technologies / Assemblage : Team ARKEA PAPREC
      • Launch Date: 19 July 2019
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 8t
      • 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
      • The boat’s previous names: Le Souffle du Nord - Groupe Bel
      • Designer: Verdier - VPLP
      • Chantier : Indiana Yachting (Scarlino, Italie)
      • Launch Date: 07 September 2007
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,50m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,7t
      • Number of drifts: 2
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier
      • Upwind sail area: 365m2
      • Downwind sail area: 700m2

      HUGO BOSS

      Alex THOMSON

      HUGO BOSS

      • Sail number : GBR 99
      • Designer: VPLP - Alex Thomson Racing (led by Pete Hobson)
      • Chantier : Carrington Boat
      • Launch Date: 15 August 2019
      • Length: 18,28m
      • Beam: 5,40m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,6t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 29m
      • Keel blade: acier forgé
      • Upwind sail area: NC
      • Downwind sail area: NC

      L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

      Armel TRIPON

      L'OCCITANE EN PROVENCE

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

      CORUM L'EPARGNE

      Nicolas TROUSSEL

      CORUM L'EPARGNE

      • Designer: Juan Kouyoumdjian
      • Chantier : CDK technologies - Mer Agitée
      • Launch Date: 15 May 2020
      • Length: 18,30m
      • Beam: 5,70m
      • Draught: 4,50m
      • Displacement (weight): 7,9t
      • Number of drifts: foils
      • Mast height: 27,30 m
      • Upwind sail area: 270 m2
      • Downwind sail area: 535 m2

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