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!