Launched in 2007, Gitana Team’s former monohull was one of the latest Farr designs, sistership to Jean-Pierre Dick’s Paprec Virbac.
In addition to a wide array of innovations to the boat’s internal fit-out, this IMOCA benefits from a hull base with variable geometry, referred to as a trim tab, which regulates the boat’s longitudinal trim. Another important innovation: the sliders, two sliding panels between the mast and the aft platform, provide aerodynamic benefits and optimise the ergonomics of the monohull so as to protect the skipper.
Skippered by Loïck Peyron, the boat excelled in various events on the IMOCA race schedule in 2007 and 2008, notably securing an historic victory in The Transat. Ranking among the firm favourites in the Vendée Globe 2008, Loïck Peyron went on to become one of the main protagonists at the start of this race, but the duo was forced to retire after dismasting in the Indian Ocean.
She has been rechristened numerous times since her sale in 2009 and joined the Pure-Famille Mary team and Romain ATTANASIO in 2018. She remains a very fine boat, which is still navigating the globe’s seas.