CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE

Country FR

FRA 50

Baptismal nameSARNIA
ArchitectOwen-Clarke
Construction2006, Nouvelle-Zélande
Launch date5/1/06
Former namesTEMENOS II, MIRABAUD, GREAT AMERICA IV

Presentation

Launched in 2006, this Owen Clarke plan launched the Route du Rhum the same year with Dominique Wavre on board. Two years later, after a general inspection, a lightening and the installation of a new mast, new rudders and a new carbon keel, Temenos II leaves for the Vendée Globe 2008-09 which it will not finish following a damage.

In 2010, the boat was taken over by Mirabaud for participation in the Barcelona World Race 2010-11, the Transat Jacques Vabre 2011 and the Vendée Globe 2012-13. Then 6th in the Barcelona World Race in Cape Horn, the boat lost its mast, it was then forced to reach Mar del Plata with a makeshift rig and after refuelling with diesel by an Argentine Navy ship. On August 4th, Dominique Wavre takes Michèle Paret on board for the Transat J. Vabre.
 On 20 September, Mirabaud had a new mast, new sails and a new deck layout. He then came in 8th. In 2014, Rich Wilson became the new skipper of the boat. GREAT AMERICA IV is back in line at the start of the Vendée Globe 2015-16 where he finished 13th. It was then bought by Enda O'Coineen in October, Nicholas O'Leary is the new owner of the boat with the Route du Rhum 2018 as its first objective. In 2019, Miranda Merron's objective is to participate in the Vendée Globe 2020. Under the colours of Campagne de France, this IMOCA has already participated in several races of the IMOCA Globe Series and will start next year for its fifth round the world race.
Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height28 m
Mast typeMât classique
FoilsNo
Surface voile max.
Près330 m2
Portant600 m2
© François Van Malleghem
© François Van Malleghem
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