Louis Duc, IMOCA skipper Fives Group – Lantana Environnement: “The hook of one of the rudders has failed. Broke the tie bar between the two rudders. I was able to secure the whole thing, but if it was released, it would do a lot of damage. And given the weather conditions expected this afternoon and tonight, it is really not reasonable to continue. »

The skipper Fives Group – Lantana Environnement was in the top three of the drifting IMOCAs and was preparing to negotiate the front that sweeps the North Atlantic on Tuesday. He will do everything to reach Normandy on his own.

His Vendée Globe programme, launched three years ago, allowed him to accumulate enough miles to qualify for the Vendée Globe.

Fives Group – Lantana Environnement team Programme

  • April 28th 2024: Start of The Transat CIC
  • September 12th-14th 2024: Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération
  • November 10th 2024: start of Vendée Globe

A respectuous and circular sporting event

The Fives IMOCA is an "upcycled" boat. Thanks to Louis, it lives a 2nd life!

Louis and his team gave a new life to a very damaged IMOCA because of a fire. This refurbishment undertaking was a real technical challenge... that succeeded in only 10 months!

Louis and his team continue to apply this upcycling principle and optimization research with a constant effort on sobriety throughout this Vendée Globe program.

Louis is also very keen on respecting everyone's work and giving a chance.

The Fives Group, a major partner in this Vendée Globe program, has been seduced by such commitment and values, as it shares the same values and responsibilities.

Fives, your partner for a more virtuous industry

For over 200 years, the Group has designed the breakthrough solutions and technologies that make industry what it is. From the first railways to the Eiffel Tower, through the spatial conquest, Fives always spearheaded the industry of the future. Pioneering decarbonization, the Group is an unconditional partner of the industry's energy transition. Through digitization, the promotion of a circular economy and the development of new processes and new energy sources, Fives puts its technological leadership to its customers' service.