Country FR

FRA 83

Baptismal nameFaroha3
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2006, JMV Industries, Cherbourg
Launch date7/26/06
Former namesDELTA DORE, Bureau Vallée, Vers un monde sans sida, COMPAGNIE DU LIT / JILITI


Here’s a monohull that has been around the block, yet upon her launch in 2006, she is one of the most honed of the Farr designs signed up for the Vendée Globe.

Jérémie Béyou fails to complete the Route du Rhum on her and she later dismasts with Sidney Gavignet during the Barcelona World Race offshore of Kerguelen… Next up, in the solo round the world race 2008, spreader damage puts paid to her campaign in Recife. The ex-Delta Dore then trades liveries with Bureau Vallée for a blistering performance in the Transat Jacques Vabre by the Burton brothers, though Louis is later forced to retire from the Vendée Globe after colliding with a trawler offshore of Spain. 5th in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Guillaume Le Brec, Louis Burton prepares for the Route du Rhum 2014 (5th), then the Transat Jacques Vabre with Romain Attanasio (9th), prior to the Vendée Globe (7th). The boat is then purchased by Erik Nigon, who finishes 10th in the Route du Rhum 2018, then 27th in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 with Ekrem Pamir. However, the skipper is unable to secure sufficient financial backing for the next Vendée Globe so he lends his IMOCA to Clément Giraud for the Vendée Globe who finished 21th after 99 days of racing.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,75 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât classique
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2

Sailing Highlights

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 13th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 17th
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 12th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 11th
Vendée Globe - 21th (99d 20h 08m 31s)
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 16th
2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 27th
2019: Défi Azimut - Retired
2018: Route du Rhum - 10th
2018: Défi Azimut - Retired
2018: Drheam-Cup 700 - 9th
2016-17: Vendée Globe - 7th
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
2014: Route du Rhum - 5th
2012-13: Vendée Globe - Retired
2011: Transat B to B - 7th
2011: Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th
2008-09: Vendée Globe - Retired
2007-08: Barcelona World Race - Retired

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