Generation 2024 boat
Imoca V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE
Sorel Maxime

Maxime Sorel

V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE
2nd participation

Profile

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.

Achievements

2023

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    8th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    4th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    5th
  • Défi Azimut

    4th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    10th (82d 14h 30m 15s)
  • Défi Azimut

    11th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    11th

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    16th
  • Défi Azimut

    9th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    Abandon
  • Bermudes 1000 Race

    5th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    Abandon
  • Grand Prix Guyader

    10th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40

    1st
  • Rolex Fasnet Race - Class40

    1st
  • Grand Prix Guyader - Class40

    3rd

2016

  • Normandy Channel Race - Class40

    3rd
  • Transat Québec/Saint-Malo - Class40

    18th

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre - Class40

    2nd

2014

  • Route du Rhum

    23th general ranking 1st Class40 vintage
  • Trophée Guyader

    8th general ranking - 1st Class40 Vintage
  • Class40 vintage World Championship

    Winner
Imoca V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE

V AND B - MONBANA - MAYENNE

  • Architect : Guillaume Verdier
  • Construction : 2022, Mer Concept
  • Launch date : 27 Juin 2022
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,5 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Draught : 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. 

Commitment

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.