This boat built in 1998 is a legend: this Lombard design is none other than the frame built for Catherine Chabaud
This boat built in 1998 is a legend: this Lombard design is none other than the frame built for Catherine Chabaud and then operated by Simone Bianchetti, Marc Thiercelin and more recently Tanguy de Lamotte. The latter got the best out of it under the colours of Initiatives Cœur during the last edition of the Vendée Globe, which was completed in 98 days and 21 hours.
In February 2018, Alexia Barrier set her sights on this IMOCA and presented it to 4Myplanet, a scientific, technological and educational project to raise awareness of ocean protection.
The machine is reliable: between three Vendée Globe and two Around Alone, it has already started five round the world races and is once again preparing for the Vendée Globe 2020!