Built in New Zealand in 2006 for Jean-Pierre Dick, this IMOCA has already set off on five round the world races, securing a victory in the 2008 Barcelona World Race in the process.
Characterised by her ‘trim tab’, a flap on the transom, the ex-Paprec-Virbac 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 Vendée Globe (10th position), then participated in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 with the new owner, Manuel Cousin (11th). Groupe Sétin competed in the last Route du Rhum (14th), before enjoying multiple participations in 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.