Maxime Sorel V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE
2024 2nd Participation
37 years old
Maxime Sorel is the entrepreneur of his dreams! Maxime has a degree in civil engineering and is passionate about project management. He uses this passion to pursue his dream: offshore racing. After 5 years in Class40, then 4 years on the IMOCA circuit, he achieved the feat of finishing 10th in the 2020 Vendée Globe. Maxime has surrounded himself with people who, like him, share the desire to go ever higher... In 2021, with his partners, he launched the construction of a new foiling IMOCA with which he should compete in the 2024 Vendée Globe.
Rolex Fastnet Race - 4th
Route du Rhum - 5th
Défi Azimut - 4th
Vendée Globe - 10th (82d 14h 30m 15s)
Défi Azimut - 11th
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 11th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 16th
Défi Azimut - 9th
Rolex Fastnet Race : Abandon
Bermudes 1000 Race - 5th
Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Abandon
Grand Prix Guyader - 10th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st Class40
Rolex Fasnet Race - 1st en Class40
Grand Prix Guyader - 3rd Class40
Normandy Channel Race - 3rd Class40
Transat Québec/Saint-Malo - 18th Class40
Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 - 2nd Class40
Route du rhum destination Guadeloupe - 1st Class40 vintage and 23th general ranking
Trophée Guyader - 1st Class40 Vintage and 8th general ranking
Class40 vintageWorld Champion
V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE
- Architect: Guillaume Verdier
- Construction: 2022, Mer Concept
- Launch Date: 27 June 2022
- Length: 18,28 m
- Beam: 5,5 m
- Draught: 4,5 m
- Weight: NC
- Mast height: 29 m
- Upwind sail area: NC
- Downwind sail area: NC
The alliance between V and B, Monbana and La Mayenne is a perfect match!
V and B, number 1 in the cellar and bar concept, has been working alongside Maxime since 2014. They share common values that have bound them together for almost 10 years! In 2019, it is the Department of La Mayenne which is committed to Maxime as part of an attractiveness initiative for the area. Together they have completed their first round-the-world race, the Vendée Globe 2020.
Encouraged by this success and driven by common values, the Mayenne chocolate factory Monbana has joined the adventure to support this new ambitious project for 2024.
Vaincre la Mucoviscidose
During his childhood, Maxime participated with his family in the "Virades de l'Espoir". In 2014, for his first Route du Rhum, he asked Alex, a childhood friend and cystic fibrosis patient (now deceased), to symbolically hoist the flag of the association "Vaincre la Mucoviscidose" in his sails. The skipper is now the national standard bearer of the association and brings his community and partners with him in this cause.