To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the brand, Maître CoQ has decided to take part in the Vendée Globe adventure once again. For the 2020-2021 edition, the brand based in Vendée will be alongside Yannick Bestaven. A decision which is both rational and emotional.
In 2019, Maître CoQ will be fifty. To celebrate this anniversary, they needed a project which would spotlight the company’s know-how and continue along the lines of their previous actions. Very quickly, the idea of becoming once again a partner to a competitor in the Vendée Globe seemed the obvious choice. They then needed to find a skipper corresponding to the firm’s values.
When they met Yannick Bestaven, it was clear just how much the aims of each party were the same. Yannick is not simply a professional skipper, but also an engineer and businessman. Cofounder of the firm, Watt & Sea, he contributed to the development of hydrogenerators, which today equip almost all the Vendée Globe boats. Yannick Bestaven will be racing aboard the Farr designed boat built for Vincent Riou for the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe. There is already a major event coming up: the Route du Rhum destination Guadeloupe, which will start in early November from Saint-Malo.