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, Cap Agir Ensemble


This Farr design has been around the block, yet upon her launch in 2006, she was considered to be one of the most honed boats in the fleet.

Jérémie Beyou retired her from the Route du Rhum 2006 for family reasons, then dismasted during the Barcelona World Race in the Indian Ocean, offshore of Prince Edward Island with Sidney Gavignet… Finally, during the Vendée Globe 2008, a broken spreader put paid to his hopes offshore of Brazil at Recife. The ex-Delta Dore then traded liveries with Bureau Vallée, and brothers Louis and Nelson Burton racked up a blistering performance in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 culminating in 7th place. A year later, Louis retired from his first Vendée Globe on hrt after colliding with a trawler offshore of Spain. Fifth in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Guillaume Le Brec, Louis Burton also finished fifth in the Route du Rhum 2014, then 9th in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Romain Attanasio. Finally, he bagged a very honourable 7th place on her in the Vendée Globe 2016-2017. The boat was then bought by Erik Nigon (Vers un monde sans Sida) and finished 10th in the Route du Rhum 2018, then 27th in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 with Turkish sailor Tolga Ekrem Pamir. However, her skipper was unable to secure sufficient financial backing for the next Vendée Globe so he loaned his IMOCA to Clément Giraud for the round the world race. The latter finished 21st after 99 days of racing. In February 2022, Sébastien Marsset acquired this 16-year-old 60-foot boat with straight daggerboards and finished 11th in the overall classification of the Route du Rhum and first in the daggerboard IMOCA class. In 2023, the yachtsman from Nantes will be joined by the Foussier company, which will accompany him to the 2024 Vendée Globe.

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

2023 : Retour à La Base - 21th
2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 27th
2023 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 26th
2023 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 21th
2022 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 11th
2022 : Vendée Arctique - 15th
2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 13th
2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 17th
2021 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 12th
2021 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 11th
2020-2021 : Vendée Globe - 21th
2020 : Vendée Arctique - 16th
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 27th
2019 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - Abandon
2018 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 10th
2018 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - Abandon
2018 : Drheam-Cup 700 - 9th
2016-2017 : Vendée Globe - 7th
2015 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
2015 : Record SNSM - 4th
2014 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 5th
2013 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 5th
2012-2013 : Vendée Globe - Abandon le 16/11/2012
2011 : Transat B to B - 7th
2011 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th
2008-2009 : Vendée Globe - Abandon le 26/11/08
2007-2008 : Barcelona World Race - Abandon le 11/12/07
2006 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - Abandon
© Jean-Louis Carli
© Jean-Louis Carli
© Jean-Louis Carli / IMOCA