Initiatives-coeur

Initiatives-Coeur

Boat specifications:

Class:
Sail number: FRA 72
Length: 18m28
Beam: 5m40
Draught: 4m50
Home port: Lorient
Designer: Marc Lombard
Yard: Mag France
Materials: Sandwich carbon nomex
Year of launch: 1998
Displacement: 9 tonnes
Ballast weight: 3 t
Type of rig: Fixed mast, two spreaders
Daggerboard: 2 asymmetrical
Type of keel: Welded steel
Ballast tanks: 2x750L forward and 2x350L aft
Upwind sail surface: 300 m2
Downwind sail surface: 560 m2
Source of onboard energy: 2 hydrogeneators + solar panels

Skippers

  • Tanguy de Lamotte

    Tanguy de Lamotte

    Portrait

    Place of residence: Lorient (56)
    Place of birth: Versailles (78)
    Date of birth: 6/05/1978
    Nationality: French
    Marital status: Couple
    Profession: yacht designer, skipper
    Pastimes, hobbies apart from sailing: Triathlon, ski, travel

    • Your objectives in the 2013 TJV:

      Keeping pushing the positive message of Initiatives Coeur

    • Greatest memory of the TJV:

      The finish in Salvador in 2007

    • Worst memory of the TJV:

      Loosing the keel in 2011

    • Commitment to sustainable development:

      Every day

    • Number of transatlantic sailings:

      8

    • Number of previous Transat Jacques Vabre races

      2

    Skipper's achievements:

    2012-2013
    Vendée Globe, 10th 

    2011
    Transat Jacques Vabre  Class 40: abandon,
    Normandy Channel Race (with Sébastien Audigane) Class40 : 1st

    2010
    La Route du Rhum – La Banque Postale Class40, 14th

    2009
    Solidaire du Chocolat (with  Adrien Hardy – Class40), 1st

    2008
    Class40 Worlds, 1st
    Transat Québec – St-Malo: 3rd

    2007
    Transat Jacques Vabre ( with  Nick Bubb – Class40)

    2005
    Med crossing record on Orange 2
    Sydney Hobart race

    2002
    Roma per Due, 1st

    2001
    1er 

  • François Damiens

    François Damiens

    Portrait

    Place of residence: Belgique
    Place of birth: Uccle (Belgique)
    Date of birth: 17/01/1973
    Nationality: Belgian
    Marital status: Couple
    Profession: Comedian, humorist
    Pastimes, hobbies apart from sailing:

    • Your objectives in the 2013 TJV:

    • Greatest memory of the TJV:

    • Worst memory of the TJV:

    • Commitment to sustainable development:

    • Number of transatlantic sailings:

      1

    • Number of previous Transat Jacques Vabre races

      0

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