YES WE CAM !

Country FR

FRA 01

Baptismal nameFONCIA
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2006, Port La Forêt
Launch date5/29/07
Former namesFONCIA, TC2, MOVISTAR, MAPFRE, Maître CoQ, Mare, Cheminées Poujoulat, Hubert, Finistère Mer Vent, Yes We Cam !, CORUM L'Epargne

Presentation

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 latter sailor from Finistère then took possession to further optimise her and finished 6th in the last Vendée Globe. Renamed Hubert, then Finistère Mer Vent and YesWeCam she was used for Nicolas Troussel to train on in the colours of Corum l’épargne, which finished 13th in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019. Jean Le Cam has since validated his registration for the Vendée Globe 2020 with this boat.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,90 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2