Astronaut christens Sam Davies' new boat
The French astronaut, Thomas Pesquet and French news reader, Nathalie Renoux christened the British sailor’s new IMOCA, Initiatives-Cœur, which was launched on 30th July.
French actor François Damiens and the winner of the 1990 Vendée Globe, Titouan Lamazou were also present. Pesquet and Renoux did not however smash the usual bottle of champagne. It was a young child saved by the Chirurgie Cardiaque charity, Dibi, who smashed a balloon full of water on the boat.
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TR Racing – a new boat, a new base and a new standard for team organisation in the IMOCA Class
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