GROUPE SETIN

Groupe Sétin, IMOCA, foiler, Manuel Cousin, Vendée Globe
© François Van Malleghem
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

Presentation

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.

Groupe Sétin, IMOCA, Manuel Cousin, Vendée Globe© Groupe Sétin

Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsNo
Surface voile max.
Près270 m2
Portant560 m2

Sailing Highlights

2019 - Transat Jacques Vabre - 22nd
2019 - Défi Azimut - 18th
2019 - Rolex Fastnet Race - 11th
2019 - Bermudes 1000 Race - 12th
2018 - Route du Rhum - 18th
2018 - Monaco Globe Series - 6th

© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin
© © François Van Malleghem | Groupe Setin