A very happy new year to everyone!
"And we are back to Caen after an intense season
In 2022, the goal was to pursue an ongoing boat evolution, initiated when it was rebuilt. While a run a bad luck during the Trans-Atlantic Race Jacques Vabre 2021 hit us (demast), we kept going.
We raced the Vendée Arctique, the Drheam Cup, the Défi Azimut and the Route du Rhum, which translate into 8,000 total miles in solitary race. The goal was before anything to finish these races to qualify for the Vendée Globe: that's done!
We should get back to mid-December at the workshop with no major issue on board, which is a feat... Up till the end, we were alert on the way back: a last-minute collision could have put the project in a bad shape.
When we moored the boat in Caen, it was a relieve and a true satisfaction for the project: we were going to feel at peace during the next two years and continue to prepare the boat for our goal, the Vendée Globe 2024.
I want to thank everyone that made this project possible: the participants to the "Votre épargne autour du monde" project and - of course - all of our partners: The Veam Club, Best Energies, Lantana Environnent and the Fives Group.
2023 starts with boat maintenance and numerous evolutions, followed by a lot of races and finishing at the Trans-Atlantic race Jacques Vabre!
The Fives - Lantana Environnement boat team wishes you a wonderful year 2023!"
This season 2023 will have around 12,000 miles to race!
- May - The Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race: 1,200 miles in solitary, starting in Brest.
- July - The Rolex Fastnet Race: 600 miles in duo between Cowes, the Fastnet beacon and Cherbourg.
- September - The Défi Azimut – Lorient Agglomération: runs, a duo offshore in 24h and a circle around the Groix island, starting in Lorient.
- November - The Transat Jacques Vabre: 5,400 miles in duo between Le Havre and Fort de France.
- December - The Retour à la Base: 3,500 miles in solo between Fort de France and Lorient.
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