TEAMWORK

Country FR

FRA 08

Baptismal nameCHARAL
ArchitectVPLP
Construction2018, CDK Technologies - Port La Forêt
Launch date8/20/18

Presentation

Launched in August 2018 by Team Charal, the VPLP design initially struggled to contain its fire, but gradually the team tamed this mile-swallowing machine.

The 2019 season has been more in line with Jérémie Beyou's ambitions. Back from a first full season of sailing, the Charal team had carried out a major overhaul and above all adopted a new foil configuration with new shafts: the aim is now to focus on crosswind and downwind performance since the Vendée Globe announces nearly 80% of these points of sail. On November 8, 2020, Charal set off on the Vendée Globe and finished 13th in the famous round-the-world race after a journey marked by an early return to Port Olona to repair various damages only a few days after the start. In 2021, the team made various changes to the boat, including a modification of the bow, which is now spatulated. In 2022, Justine Mettraux, accompanied by Teamwork, will take the helm of the IMOCA with a view to a first participation in the Vendée Globe in 2024!
Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind320 m2
Downwind600 m2

Sailing Highlights

2022: Vendée Arctique - 2nd
2022:
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 2nd
2021: 
Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
2021: 
Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd
2020-21:
Vendée Globe - 13th (89d 18h 55m 58s)
2020:
Défi Azimut - 1st

2020: Vendée - Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne - 1st 
2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
2019: Défi Azimut - 1st
2019: Rolex Fastnet Race - 1st
2018: Route du Rhum - Retired
2018: Défi Azimut - Retired

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