Miranda MERRON

Miranda Merron, Campagne de France, IMOCA, Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum
© PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / IMOCA
IMOCA Globe Series46th
Points44 pts
Age50 (7/2/69)
Top performanceWinner of the Transat Quebec-St Malo 2012
Joined Imoca on2002
TeamTeam Campagne De France
BaseBarneville Carteret (Manche, Normandie, France)
PartnersCampagne de France, Maîtres Laitiers

Profile

Miranda Merron started sailing when she was 5 years old on the River Seine, south of Paris. At the age of 9 she was crewing for her father in his International 14 (the old one!). Educated in England, she graduated from Cambridge University before going to work in Tokyo in advertising, and later in Sydney and Paris

Having opted for a change of career, Miranda has been sailing professionally for the past 14 years, mainly in offshore racing, and has competed in solo, double-handed and fully-crewed races, including the Route du Rhum, the Transat, Quebec – Saint Malo and the Volvo Ocean Race. She has won the Transat Jacques Vabre and Round Britain & Ireland races. In 2009, she was navigator with the all-female team on the IMOCA 60 Aviva (Dee Caffarie), when the team set a new outright World Record for Round Britain & Ireland, taking 16 hours off the previous record. With Halvard Mabire, they have long sailed in Class40 before entering 2019 in the IMOCA class.

Sailing Highlights

2019: Rolex Fastnet Race - 15th 
2019: 
Bermudes 1000 Race - 13th
2019: Défi Atlantique - 4th Class40
2019: RORC Caribbean 600 – 4th Class40
2018: Route du Rhum – 13th
2017: Rolex Fastnet Race – 3rd Class40 
2016: RORC Transatlantic Race - 1st Class40
2014: Route du Rhum – 6th Class40 
2014: Class40 Championship – 1st overall
2013: Les Sables - Horta - 3rd Class40
2012: Transat Quebec – St Malo - 1st Class40
2009: Round Britain & Ireland World Record – Aviva (Dee Caffari)
2008: The Transat - 7th Class40
2007: Fastnet Race - 1st Class40
2002: Route du Rhum - 8th IMOCA
2002: Volvo Ocean Race - legs 4-9 from Auckland to Kiel (navigator)
2000: RORC Round Britain Race - 1st 
1999: Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st with Emma Richards
1997: Cowes - Saint-Malo - World Record with Tracy Edwards (Royal Sun Alliance) 

Boat

Campagne de France, IMOCA, Miranda Merron, Vendée Globe

Name CAMPAGNE DE FRANCE
Sail numberFRA 50
ArchitectOwen-Clarke
Construction2006, Nouvelle-Zélande
Former namesTEMENOS II, MIRABAUD, GREAT AMERICA IV
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

Team

© François Van Malleghem
© JEAN-MARIE LIOT
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© PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / IMOCA
© PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET / IMOCA
© YVAN ZEDDA
© François Van Malleghem