Country FR

FRA 71

Baptismal nameTrimtastic
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2007, Southern Ocean Marine, Nouvelle-Zélande
Launch date2/3/07
Former namesPaprec-Virbac 2, W Hotels, ESTRELLA DAMM, WE ARE WATER, Le Bateau des Métiers by Aerocampus, La Mie Câline, La Mie Câline – Artipôle, Groupe Sétin, Giffard Manutention - Coup de Pouce


Built in New Zealand in 2006, this IMOCA already has five round the world races to her credit, securing victory in the 2008 Barcelona World Race with Jean-Pierre Dick and Damian Foxall.

Characterised by her ‘trim tab’, a flap on the transom, the ex-Paprec-Virbac 2 boasted bow ‘moustaches’ prior to the Vendée Globe 2008, which the skipper had to retire from after breaking both rudders offshore of Australia. Next, Spaniards Pepe Ribes and Alex Pella finished 5th in the Transat Jacques Vabre, then 4th in the Barcelona World Race 2010. The baton was then passed to their compatriots Willy and Bruno Garcia who finished 5th in Barcelona four years later. Arnaud Boissières bought the Farr design in 2015 for his third consecutive Vendée Globe, then participated in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 with new owner, Manuel Cousin. Groupe Sétin competed in the Route du Rhum 2018 (14th), before participations in multiple IMOCA races in 2019: GP Guyader, Bermudes 1000 Race, Armen Race, Fastnet Race and Défi Azimut, rounding off her season with the Transat Jacques Vabre accompanied by Gildas Morvan. In 2020, Manuel Cousin set off on the solo round-the-world race, his very first circumnavigation of the globe, which he finished in 23rd position. After the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021 contested with Alexia Barrier, the Norman sailor carried out a major refit at Mer Agitée, the structure managed by Michel Desjoyeaux in Port La Forêt, north-west Brittany. On the menu, a reduction and redistribution of weight, optimisation of the deck layout and a new livery in the colours of her trusty partner. In April 2022, Manuel Cousin relaunched his IMOCA and competed in the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race, finishing 18th and qualifying for the Route du Rhum, before choosing, as a prudent sailor, to withdraw from the Vendée Arctique Les Sables so as not to put his boat through the wringer in bad weather. After the season, Manu Cousin announced the end of his partnership with the Sétin Group, but not the end of his plans to be on the starting line for the next Vendée Globe. In 2023, Manu Cousin chose Clément Giraud to accompany him in double-handed races. Henceforth, his IMOCA will bear the name of "Coup de Pouce", an association that works to help young children drop out of school, of which he has been the patron since 2018.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height27,80m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Downwind560 m2

Sailing Highlights

2024 : New York Vendée - Les Sables d'Olonne - 23th
2023 : Retour à La Base - 25th
2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 25th
2023 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 24th
2023 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 23th
2022 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 30th
2022 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 22th
2022 : Vendée Arctique - ABD
2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 18th
2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 18th
2021 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - Abandon
2020-2021 : Vendée Globe - 23th
2020 : Vendée Arctique - 15th
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 22th
2019 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 18th
2019 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 11th
2019 : ArMen Race - 4th
2019 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 12th
2018 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 14th
2018 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 13th
2018 : Drheam-Cup 700 - 8th
2018 : Monaco Globe Series - 6th
2018 : Bermudes 1000 Race – Douarnenez / Cascais - 5th
2017 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 11th
2017 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 9th
2017 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th
2016-2017 : Vendée Globe - 10th
2015 : Transat Jacques Vabre - Abandon le 28/10
2014-2015 : Barcelona World Race - 5th
2010-2011 : Barcelona World Race - 4th
2009 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 5th
2008-2009 : Vendée Globe - Abandon le 01/01/09
2007-2008 : Barcelona World Race - Winner