Generation 2024 boat
Imoca Holcim-PRB
Nicolas Lunven

Nicolas Lunven

HOLCIM - PRB
1st participation

Profile

Born into a family of sailors, Nicolas has not escaped his destiny. At the age of 40, the sailor has an exceptional list of achievements, including two victories in the demanding Solitaire du Figaro and three participations in the Volvo Ocean Race alongside international sailors. But above all, it's his Vendée Globe dream that drives him. After finishing third with the crew of Team Malizia in the last edition of The Ocean Race, he joined Team Holcim-PRB to take part in this legendary non-stop solo round-the-world race for the first time. 

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    8th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race (Initiatives-Cœur)

    5th
  • The Ocean Race (Team Malizia)

    3rd

2022

  • Défi Azimut

    3rd
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    10th
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    4th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre (Initiatives-Cœur)

    5th
  • Défi Azimut (Initiatives-Cœur)

    6th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race (Initiatives-Cœur)

    5th
  • The Ocean Race Europe (VO65 Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team)

    1st

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    Abandon

2014

  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

    5th
  • Volvo Ocean Race - One leg

2013

  • Championnat du Monde de J80

    7th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race Class40

    3rd
  • Solo Concarneau (Figaro)

    2nd

2012

  • Solo Concarneau (Figaro)

    1st
  • Rolex Sydney - Hobbart

    2nd
  • La Solitaire du Figaro

    3rd
  • French Single-handed Ocean Racing Championship

    3rd

2011

  • Solo Les Sables (Figaro)

    1st
  • La Solitaire du Figaro

    4th
  • French Single-handed Ocean Racing Championship

    3rd
  • Rolex Sydney - Hobbart

    5th
  • Transat Bénodet - Martinique (Figaro)

    5th
  • Tour de France à la Voile (Figaro)

    8th

2010

  • Solo Les Sables (Figaro)

    1st
  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

    6th
  • Tour de France à la Voile (Figaro)

    9th

2009

  • Solo Quiberon

    3rd
  • Tour de France à la Voile (Figaro)

    4th
  • Tour de Bretagne

    4th
  • La Solitaire du Figaro

    1st
  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

    5th

2008

  • Tour de France à la Voile (Figaro)

    2nd
  • Tour de Bretagne (Figaro)

    1st
  • La Solitaire du Figaro

    14th - 1st Rookie

2007

  • Tour de France à la Voile (Figaro)

    4th
Imoca Holcim-PRB

HOLCIM - PRB

  • Architect : Guillaume Verdier
  • Construction : 2022, Carrington, Southampton
  • Launch date : 08 Mai 2022
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Beam : 5,5 m
  • Draught : 4,5 m
  • Mast height : 29 m

As the world leader in innovative and sustainable construction solutions, Holcim is committed to becoming a "net 0" company. In 2022, Holcim acquired PRB, the first expert in technical building cladding solutions in France to offer a range of solutions with a reduced carbon footprint. PRB started sponsoring sailing in 1992 and is the only sponsor to have twice placed its name on the top step of the Vendée Globe podium (2001 and 2005). 

Commitment

With the GO CIRCULAR message, team Holcim-PRB is sailing around the world to preserve our oceans by calling for action to accelerate the shift to a circular lifestyle.