Nicolas Boidevézi

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He comes from Alsace and is not lacking boldness, coming from so far away-from the sea and with the Vendée Globe seeming like an inaccessible dream, Nicolas Boidevézi has found the means to knock on the door of the Vendée Globe.

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33 years old - FRANCE

He comes from Alsace and is not lacking boldness, coming from so far away-from the sea and with the Vendée Globe seeming like an inaccessible dream, Nicolas Boidevézi has found the means to knock on the door of the Vendée Globe. The decision came back in 2011, when he sailed on an  IMOCA for the first time aboard Arnaud Boissières’s former Akena Verandas (currently Tanguy de Lamotte’s Initiatives-Cœur). Far from being overwhelmed, he discovered that day a boat on which he felt at ease and which seemed to suit him. His round the world project began to take shape.

But first of all it was as a freeride skier that Boidevézi built a reputation as a strong competitor. It was via the 6.50 Mini circuit that he entered the world of ocean racing in 2008. In six seasons in the prototypes, he raced more than 30,000 miles, which is more than for a round the world race. In particular, he has taken part on three occasions in the Mini Transat, the big event in the Mini circuit. Liking a challenge, Nicolas Boidevézi has no fear of the unknown and risk taking. One of his main character traits is his curiosity. That is why, even if he was doing well in the Mini 6.50, he wanted a change and aimed to set up an innovative project. He left the Mini circuit with one final success by winning the second leg of the 2014 Les Sables-Azores-Les Sables. Entering the harbour entrance channel as the winner in les Sables-d’Olonne may be a symbol for the skipper hoping to compete in the Vendée Globe.

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Prizes

2009
  • Mini Transat – 7th
2010

Season in Mini 6.50

  • Les Sables – Les Acores – Les Sables – 7th
  • Mini Pavois – 3rd
2011

Season in Mini 6.50

  • Mini Transat – 11th
  • Transgascogne 6.50 Solo – 3rd
  • Mini Fastnet – Winner
  • Demi-Clé 6.50 – Winner
2012

Saison en Mini 6.50

  • Les Sables – Les Acores – Les Sables – 2e
  • Chrono 6.50 – Vainqueur
  • Mini Fastnet – 6e
  • Pornichet Select – 2e
2013

Season in Mini 6.50

  • Mini Transat – 7th
  • Transgascogne 6.50 Solo – 4th
2014
  • Les Sables – Les Acores – Les Sables – 2nd
  • ArMen Race – 3rd
2015
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – Retired
Nicolas Boidevézi

Monocoque IMOCA

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Since her launch in 2007, this 60-foot boat has been in the hands of some expert sailors: Sébastien Josse for the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe, Roland Jourdain for his victory in the 2010 Route du Rhum, Allex Thomson for the 2012-2013 Vendée (3rd place) and more recently, Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz in the Barcelona World Race (2nd place). She is therefore one of the older boats with the longest list of successes. She is a good performer and reliable. A Farr designed boat without any excesses, where efficiency was the watchword. An ideal boat for a sailor discovering 60-foot boats…

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Boat

Technical Sheet

Boat's previous names : BT, Veolia Environnement, Estrella Damm, Hugo Boss, Neutrogena
Designer : Bruce Farr Yacht Design
Launch date : 14 juillet 2007
Length : 18,28 m
Beam : 5,85 m
Draught : 4,50 m
Displacement (weight) : 8 tonnes
Mast heigh : 27,50 m
Upwind sail area : 300 m²
Downwind sail area : 560 m²

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