Miranda MERRON CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

Miranda MERRON

1st participation

UK

51 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.

Achievements

2020

Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne, 17th

2019

Fastnet Race, 15th
Bermudes 1000, 13th
Class40 :
Défi Atlantique, 4th
RORC Caribbean 600, 4th

2018

Class40 :Route du Rhum, 13th
Normandy Channel Race, 6th

2017

Class40 : Rolex Fastnet Race, 3rd
Caribbean 600, 2nd
Normandy Channel Race, 5th

2016

Class40 : RORC Transatlantic Race, 1st

2014

Class40
Route du Rhum, 6th
Championnat Class40, 1st

2013

Class40 : Les sables – Horta – Les Sables, 3rd

2012

Class40 : Québec – Saint-Malo, 1st

2009

Round Britain & Ireland, record

2002

Route du Rhum, 8th

Portrait

Miranda MERRON

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.

IMOCA monohull

CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

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.  

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

Press contact

Denis van den Brink

denis.van-den-brink@wanadoo.fr

tel : 06 07 91 65 66

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