KATTAN

Country FR

FRA 20

Baptismal nameKarakoram
ArchitectMarc Lombard
Construction2004, JMV, Cherbourg
Launch date4/26/04
Former namesSILL 2, SILL et VEOLIA, VEOLIA Environnement, VE 1, NEUTROGENA, SAVEOL, ETHICAL POWER, VIVO A BEIRA

Presentation

This 2004 Marc Lombard design IMOCA has had a long career in the hands of Roland Jourdain, who competed in the Vendée Globe the year it was launched.

At the front of the pack throughout the race, the skipper had to throw in the towel after suffering keel damage. Four years later, fate had a hand in it, as 'Bilou', who was in second place during the Atlantic crossing, had to abandon in the Azores, as the keel had sunk to the deep seas... The boat was then sold to Boris Herrmann who finished 5th in the double-handed Barcelona World Race in 2010-11. She then went to the British sailor Samantha Davies who was racing under the colors of Savéol. Unfortunately, the sailor will dismast in the west of Madeira, during the first days of the Vendée Globe 2012-13. The skipper Yoann Richomme then set his sights on this boat, aiming for a first participation in the Vendée Globe in 2016-17, but had to give up due to lack of funding. The boat and its skipper nevertheless race on the IMOCA circuit, notably in the 2017 Transat Jacques Vabre with a certain Pierre Lacaze, the current new owner of the monohull, which is distinguished by this mainsail painted by the start artist JR.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMat Aile
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind270 m2
Downwind380 m2

Sailing Highlights

2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - 10th with Johann Richomme and Pierre Cacaze
2017: Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 7th
2017: Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th
2012-13: Vendée Globe - Sam Davies dismasted
2010-11: Barcelona World Race - 5th with Boris Herrmann and Ryan Breymaier
2008-09: Vendée Globe - Broken keel with Roland Jourdain

2004-05: Vendée Globe - Broken keel with Roland Jourdain