This IMOCA is a legend! She’s likely racked up the most miles of any other boat in the class and has hosted the greatest number of skippers since her launch in 2006 in the hands of Michel Desjoyeaux…
The instigator of Mer Agitée started how he meant to go on with a win in the Record SNSM, then the Transat Jacques Vabre with Emmanuel Le Borgne in 2007. And despite Foncia’s technical pit stop in the initial miles, Michel Desjoyeaux bagged the win in style in the Vendée Globe 2008-2009. Rechristened MAPFRE, Spaniards Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernandez finished 2nd in the Barcelona World Race 2011, before Jérémie Béyou adorned her in a Maître CoQ livery in 2012. Unfortunately her keel head was broken and her race came to an end at Cape Verde.
Jörg Riechers was next to buy her in 2013 and modified the bow of this Farr design. With sponsor Mare out of the picture, Bernard Stamm took over the helm with Jean Le Cam, securing victory in the Barcelona World Race 2015.
The Finisterian then took possession of it to further optimize it and finish 6th in the last Vendée Globe. Hubert, then Finistère Mer Vent or Yes We Cam! served as a training ground for Nicolas Troussel under the colors of CORUM L'Epargne who finished 13th in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre. The following year, Jean Le Cam completed his fifth Vendée Globe on Hubert with a fourth place. In 2022, Eric Bellion will take the helm of the 60-foot boat for the four races of the season!