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Campagne de France back on the water at last!

3 juin 2020 Posted by miranda_2019a

100088208_3327009017367381_2711704778596941824_n-225x300Campagne de France has finally emerged from her lockdown-extended winter refit. Everything has been thoroughly inspected, including the keel, the mast and boom, the sails, engine, electronics etc. The boat passed measurement last week, and is now rigged and almost ready to sail.

Replacing the two cancelled transatlantic races is the Vendée – Arctique – Les Sables d’Olonne, a new solo 3600 mile race, starting and finishing off Les Sables d’Olonne, via a waypoint north of the Arctic Circle, and a waypoint near the Azores. The race start is likely to be the 4th of July. It will provide a great opportunity to get some much-needed time on the water to (re)learn as much as possible, as well as to test all the systems in preparation for the Vendée Globe which starts on the 8th of November.


The Vendée Awaits..!

11 février 2020 Posted by miranda_2019a

Miranda is the 6th competitor to officially enter the 2020 Vendée Globe, in which she will be racing the Imoca 60 Campagne de France. Her entry was validated by the race organisation on the 30th of January. Halvard commented, “The Vendée Globe...

Winter refit

3 février 2020 Posted by miranda_2019a

Winter refit – checking EVERYTHING! The keel is about to go back in. It weighs over 3 tonnes. ...

Homeward bound…

19 novembre 2019 Posted by miranda_2019a

Having arrived into Salvador de Bahia last Thursday in 23rd place within the IMOCA Class, Miranda, Halvard and Campagne de France are now about to depart the Brazilian city that has welcomed them so well. Having arrived less than a week ago the team...

Campagne de France arrive into Salvador..!

13 novembre 2019 Posted by miranda_2019a

[caption id="attachment_2336" align="alignleft" width="300"] SALVADOR DE BAHIA, BRAZIL - NOVEMBER 13: Campagne de France skippers Miranda Merron and Halvard Mabire talk to media at pontoon after taking 23rd place of the Imoca category of the Transat ...