The Nandor Fa design built in Hungary and launched in the spring 2014, didn’t post an entirely convincing performance initially, the crew forced to retire from her first race, the double-handed New York-Barcelona, the moment the start line was crossed.
However, Nandor Fa had the time to optimise his boat for the Barcelona World Race 2014-2015, which he competed in with Conrad Colman, finishing 7th after a technical pit stop in New Zealand to repair the mainsail traveller and a keel bolt. Unfortunately, Spirit of Hungary dismasted to the North of Madeira during the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015, before taking on her second Vendée Globe, in which she took eighth place. Denis van Weynbergh then bought her in 2018 with the aim of signing up for the Vendée Globe 2020: 17th in the Bermudes 1000 Race 2019, then 18th in the Fastnet Race, the Belgian sadly had to throw in the towel in early 2020 once he saw that he didn’t have the necessary financial means at his disposal to participate in the singlehanded round the world race. Moored dockside in Les Sables d’Olonne, Eyesea.be is not scheduled to take the start of any solo races in 2020.