Country FR

FRA 56

Baptismal nameNo Way Back
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2015, Chantier Persico, Italie
Launch date8/18/15
Former namesVento di Sardegna, No way back, Reporter du large, Newrest - Matmut, Newrest - Art & Fenêtres


Originally, this IMOCA was designed for Italian sailor Andrea Mura, known for his results in the Route du Rhum (Vento di Sardegna). However, the skipper was unable to continue his campaign once the region of Sardinia withdrew…

The boat was later sold to Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema, who participated in the transatlantic qualifier for the Vendée Globe between the Canaries and Newport. However, in the New York-Vendée transatlantic, the solo sailor hit UFOs several times, damaging a foil in the process, the boat lamenting a minor leak. Following repairs in Newport, the monohull got back out on the racetrack, but retired in Lorient due to bad weather at the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne. 17th in the Vendée Globe 2016-2017, No Way Back was put up for sale on her return: Damien Seguin was very interested, but it was Fabrice Amedeo who carried the day. Rechristened Newrest-Art & Fenêtres, the boat competed in the Bermudes 1000 Race in 2018 (4th), then the Route du Rhum, which the solo sailor finished in 12th place despite a technical pit stop in Cascais due to a broken bowsprit. With Éric Péron, his usual crew, Fabrice Amedeo finished 9th in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2019 after the boat had undergone some ergonomic enhancement. In 2020, it takes the start of the Vendée Globe, but has to stop in Cape Town because of important electronic issues. In 2021, the boat was redesigned and launched under new colors, those of Nexans and Art & Fenêtres. Unfortunately, she hit the bottom violently at the entrance of the channel in La Trinité-sur-Mer, which led to a long refit and a shortened season, which nevertheless ended with a fine Transat Jacques Vabre (10th) with the young Loïs Berrehar. During the following winter, Fabrice Amedeo began a major refit of the boat with the installation of large C foils based on Alex Thomson's Hugo Boss (now Hublot). The skipper intends to take part in all the races of the IMOCA GLOBE SERIES 2022.

Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight7 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind320 m2
Downwind570 m2

Sailing Highlights

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 19th 
Transat Jacques Vabre - 10th
Vendée Globe - ABD
Vendée - Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne - 9th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
2019: Défi Azimut - 14th
2019: Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th
2019: Bermudes 1000 Race - 7th
2018: Route du Rhum - 12th
2018: Monaco Globe Series - 3rd


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