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Initiatives Coeur

Initiatives Coeur
Sail number : FRA 109
Architect : VPLP - Verdier
Year of construction : 2010
Date of first launch : 20th Sept 2010
Main(s) skipper(s) : Samantha DAVIES
Tanguy DE LAMOTTE
The fifth creation of the VPLP/Verdier yacht design firm, the monohull raced in the 2010 Route du Rhum and in the latest Barcelona World Race skippered by Michel Desjoyeaux. Since 2011, the boat claimed several podium finishes under the colours of Banque Populaire: 3rd place in the 2012 Europa Warm’Up, 3rd place in the Transat Jacques Vabre, 2nd place in the 2011 Transat B to B and of course 2nd in the latest Vendee Globe.
Now skippered by Jérémie Beyou, the boat races under the colours of Maître CoQ.

• Former names: Foncia and Banque Populaire
• Designer: VPLP-Verdier
• Construction: CDK, JMV, Green Marine
• Launch date: septembre 2010
• Length: 18.28 m
• Beam: 5.90 m
• Draught: 4.50 m
• Displacement (weight): 7.8 tons
• Centreboards: 2
• Mast height: 27 m
• Keel Blade: Stainless steel
• Sail area upwind: 300 sq metres
• Sail area downwind: 660 sq metres

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