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Yannick's Newest IMOCA 60' Splashes


  • Yannick's Newest IMOCA 60' Splashes

    An emotional sequence this Monday August 29 in Port-la-For?t when the sailing team, led by Yannick Bestaven, slowly pushed the monohull in the colors of the Vend?e poultry maker, Ma?tre CoQ, to get it out of the CDK yard.

    Focused on the task but with joy in their eyes, the men and women of the team shared this highlight with a delegation of representatives from Ma?tre CoQ.

    “What an incredible moment! See the curves take shape as the boat moves forward and our colors appear. It's strong and moving, especially when you know the work done by the teams over the past 14 months. The Master CoQ V is the first boat we build. It is the result of a common will, inspired by the desire to promote the “employer brand” to a wide audience. Whether externally with an attractive and unifying project, or internally by seeking a new victory that we can really share together, in Les Sables d'Olonne, in Vend?e, which was not possible in 2021 due to pandemic! The Ma?tre CoQ V is the result of a great collaboration between the sailing team and us. We are proud of it. Very quickly, the boat is going to sail so that Yannick takes it in hand. The promise of a great story until the arrival of the next Vend?e Globe,”Chantal Philippe, Marketing and Commercial Director of Ma?tre CoQ

    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is mystery and today?

    Yannick Bestaven: “Today is a great gift and a great first both for my partner Ma?tre CoQ and for me. A new IMOCA, built together. I look forward to this day. It's a beautiful delivery even if our baby took a little longer than expected to get out of the construction site. This Ma?tre CoQ V is the result of a collective effort that began 17 months ago when the management of Ma?tre CoQ asked me what I wanted to do after winning this Vend?e Globe. “And, why not win it a second time” I offered them. “Banco…” they replied. What could be more beautiful than taking up challenges?

    Dream together, share with as many people as possible, inspire, inspire... It's all in the process. The enthusiasm of the last Vend?e Globe proves that our society needs these spaces. If, with Ma?tre CoQ, we inspire and allow some to come true, the Vend?e Globe 2024 is won. The final victory is the consequence of a multitude of acts, decisions... The first stone was to take the audacious decision to return there when the comfort would have been, for Master CoQ as for me, to stop there. . Then it was 14 months of work. Today we present our boat to you. Tomorrow will be the time for fine-tuning and reliability. Then, that of the competition. ?

    Precisely, the first major confrontation is in less than two months...

    “All the intermediate stages are important and focused on the sole objective of the start on Sunday November 10, 2024. The questions have already been asked of me: “But, Yannick, the Route du Rhum? Of course, as a competitor, I want to perform on this fine solo transatlantic race. Next November, I will give everything. The ranking is what we run after and what is visible. But as a project manager and athlete, I also know that the experience gained is worth its weight in gold. With a little hindsight and work on myself, I know how much patience is the mother of wisdom…”

    A delayed launch of Ma?tre CoQ V, why?

    "The construction of a boat is a collective work with the intervention of several service providers. While certain tasks follow one another, others can be done jointly... At certain times during the composite shipyard, there were defections of personnel mainly due to to the Covid. Which caused the delay. In addition, I wanted to change the architects' plans to adapt Maitre CoQ V to solo use, while the 1th Hour Racing Team-Malamā plan is designed for the crew. there and back and adjustments also took time. It should also be noted that our team has remained, in terms of the number of people to work on a daily basis, identical to that of the previous campaign. This launch is not late in terms of the start of the Vend?e Globe in 2024. I prefer that our IMOCA be well finished in a shipyard,rather than afloat where everything is more complicated, especially for the technical team... Let's not get the wrong objective!"

    Master CoQ V versus Master CoQ IV?

    "The cockpit is more closed than on our previous boat. Which is real additional protection for the skipper. The hull of the Ma?tre CoQ V is narrower. The rudders have more elongated profiles. The major change is mainly in the foils which are larger. In developed length, these new foils are 7 meters where, on the previous Master CoQ, they were only 4.5 meters. This generation of foilers flies rather, faster and is faster in the transition phases. The performances are in theory superior. In terms of the interior, I learned the lessons of the last Vend?e Globe. I can do everything from my well-set seat."

    What were the main stages of the project?

    did rough-editing, etc., so that everything would fit together perfectly when she was able to recover the boat at the beginning of August. An essential work of anticipation in order to save time at a time when we generally don't have any.

    I would like to salute each of the members. Huge hats off to them. I know how much they invested. They generously gave their time, their energy and shared a lot of good ideas to make our proud ship perform well. THANK YOU.

    Thank you also to the CDK shipyard teams who have worked hard over the past few months as well as to all our service providers."


    The technical characteristics of the IMOCA Ma?tre CoQ V
    Architect: Guillaume Verdier
    Shipyard: CDK Technologies Launch
    date: Monday August 29, 2022
    Length: 18.28 m
    Beam: 5.80 m
    Carbon wing mast height: 29 m Keel sail
    : Steel
    Canting keel, 2 foils, double rudders suspended
    Upwind sail area: 300 m2
    Downwind sail area: 500 m2

    The 2022 sports program with Ma?tre CoQ V
    Launch - Monday August 29, 2022
    September - Qualification Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
    September - Azimuth Challenge
    November - Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe

    The team around Yannick
    Anne Combier - Team manager
    Jean-Marie Dauris - Technical and sports director
    Stanislas Delbarre - Boat Captain
    Arnaud Chaigne - Design office
    Adrien Bernard - Technical
    preparer - Fittings Hyana Tesniere - Design office

    Ludovic Bosser – Composite
    Ronan Le Goff – Fittings and winch
    Luis Guervos – Electronics and electricity
    Yvan Joucla - Seamanship
    Quentin Milleret - Technical assistant

    Ana?s Lepers – Administration and logistics
    Christophe Bouvet – Sailor
    Pascal Mas - Sports coach
    Eric Blondeau – Mental coach

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