Miranda MERRON

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Miranda MERRON

50 years old

Cowes

One must have quite a temper to decide to give up a promising career in advertising to engage in the passion of off-shore racing. It’s the path that Miranda Merron chose about fifteen years ago. It should be said that the navigator has serious atavism : at 9 years old, she crossed the Atlantic on the family boat for the first time, an experience that would be later renewed. With her expertise in trajectory and her rigor in analyzing, she has progressively made her way as a navigator.

 

Joining many team navigations, she participated in the Jules Verne Trophy as well as the British Isles Tour before entering the Class40 circuit alongside Halvard Mabire, her companion. Together, they share a taste for technical details, for a navigation respectful of the equipment and for particular ethics. Their achievements together succeeded in convincing their partner Campagne de France to support them on the Vendée Globe.  If Miranda steers the project, Halvard Mabire is never far away. Although she will take the start alone around the world, they are both present in this story.

Achievements

CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

IMOCA monohull

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

Designed for Swiss Dominique Wavre, Campagne de France is a reliable and classic boat which benefitted from Neo-Zealander know-how in terms of construction. In Dominique’s hands, then in American navigator Rich Wilson’s, this monohull had already sailed four round-the-worlds (two Vendée Globes and two Barcelona World Races) before being struck by lightning in 2014. After that, it underwent a major renovation program. Therefore, Miranda Merron will be in possession of a unit in very good state for her first solo round-the-world. We can trust the two partners Halvard and Miranda to prepare it with great care. In any event, the boat knows its way around.  

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denis.van-den-brink@wanadoo.fr

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