In IMOCA, there are brand new foilers and old generation boats: two philosophies and radically different budgets. The Fives – Lantana Environnement IMOCA is part of the 2nd category. It's an recycled and optimized boat. With Louis Duc, it lives a 2nd life…
Louis Duc and his team have revived Clément Giraud's former IMOCA that was damaged in a fire in 2019, just before starting the Transat Jacques Vabre.
A successful technical bet
This 2021 renovation project was a true technical challenge. The Norman and his 4/5 people team succeeded in only 10 months. The boat has been fully renovated. Each and every part has been inspected, tested, and whenever possible, repaired and reused.
Recycling AND optimizing
Alongside this big and meticulous reclycing work, everything has been studied to optimize this 2006 IMOCA, sistership of Jean Le Cam's Yes we Cam (ranking 4th in the last Vendée Globe).
2021: hull repairs, weight balance optimizations (lest, keel), bridge revision.
2022: new rigging (2nd hand mast from François Gabart, winner of Vendée Globe 2012, recut sails) and new drifts (molds from Manu Cousin's team).
2023: new optimizations to come.
For each project, the same methodology: repair and reuse everything that can be
Louis Duc: "It's my philosophy to repair boats noone wants anymore. To estimate their potential and rehabilitate them if I can see a future for them. For my very first offshore race, I retrieved a very weathered Mini. I fully repaired it to participate to the Mini Transat.
The story continues with this damaged IMOCA. From 2006, it's not too old and once repaired and optimized, it will become efficient again.
The last Vendée Globe, with the performance of several skippers maneuvering old generation boats, including Jean Le Cam's*, comforted us in our choice!"
* The IMOCA n°172 is Yes We Cam's sistership
Fives – Lantana Environnement IMOCA's first life
Vincent Riou – PRB – FRA 85
2006 Plan Farr, CDK build for Vincent Riou following his Vendée Globe 2004 victory
2007 Rolex Fastnet Race winner - Barcelona Race withdrawal on dismast
2008 Vendée Globe withdrawal on damaged boat, refiled 3rd after Jean Le Cam's rescue by Vincent Riou
Arnaud Boissières – Akena Vérandas – FRA 14
2009 Rolex Fastnet Race 6th - Transat Jacques Vabre 7th
2010 Route du Rhum 16th
2013 Vendée Globe 8th
Tanguy de Lamotte – Initiatives cœur – FRA 109
2014 Stem modification - Route du Rhum 7th
2015 Transat Jacques Vabre 5th
2016 Transat New York – Vendée 6th - Vendée Globe withdrawal on damaged boat
Yannick Bestaven – Bastide Otio puis Maître CoQ – FRA 17
2017 Transat Jacques Vabre 5th
2018 Route du Rhum withdrawal on damaged boat
Clément Giraud – Fortil – FRA 83
2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, fire started before race start, Clément Giraud forfeits.
The start of Fives – Lantana Environnement IMOCA's 2nd life
Louis Duc – Kostum - Lantana Paysage puis Fives – Lantana Environnement – FRA 172
2020 - Louis Duc and partners Marc Dewavrin et Jérôme Lepoutre buy the boat
2021 - Big repair and optimization project to give it a 2nd life
Transat Jacques Vabre 14th (and 2nd drift boat)
2022 - New rigging (2nd hand mast and recut sails), new tilted drifts: The Fives – Lantana Environnement IMOCA performs better. Louis finishes 8th on Vendée Arctique.
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