The Initiatives-Coeur boat
 

Sailboat

For her new adventures, Sam Davies is at the bar of the new high-performance Initiatives-Cœur sailboat.

Built in 2010, she has competed in two Vendée Globe races (arrival in 2nd and 3rd position) Fitted with foils in 2015, she is ready to take the seven seas by storm.

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The Initiatives-Coeur

The Initiatives-Coeur is a 60-foot IMOCA racing yacht (International Monohull Open Class Association) whose length is a regulatory 60 feet i.e. 18.28 metres.
The Black Pearl, captained by the famous pirate Jack Sparrow, was nearly three times longer but not nearly as fast!
The Initiatives-Coeur has a speed of up to 30 knots, that is, 55 kph at maximum speed.

hull
length
18,28
metres
mast
height
29
metres
keel
depth
4,5
metres
Width
5,90
metres
tare
weight
7,8
tonnes
top
speed
55
kph

the different classes of racing boats

class mini

class mini

21-foot
monohull

class 40

class 40

40-foot
monohull

Imoca

Imoca

60-foot
monohull

Multi 50

Multi 50

50-foot
multihull

ultime

ultime

multihull greater than or equal to 60 feet

class mini

21-foot
monohull

class 40

40-foot
monohull

Imoca

60-foot
monohull

Multi 50

50-foot
multihull

ultime

multihull greater than or equal to 60 feet

List of awards

Built in 2010, Sam’s boat has had several famous skippers at the bar and has already won an impressive list of awards.

2012

2nd in the Vendée Globe

Armel Le Cléach(Banque Populaire)
flying the colours of Foncia

2014

2nd in the Transat
Jacques Vabre

Jérémy Beyou (Maître Coq)

2016-2017

1st in the Transat
New-york -Vendée

3nd in the Vendée Globe

Jérémy Beyou (Maître Coq)

The Initiatives-Coeur adventure
A history of sailboats

The Initiatives-Coeur in 2012

2012
a heart on its sails

Tanguy de Lamotte made his debut in the Imoca class with the Vendée Globe 2012 at the bar of a 1998 sailboat that Catherine Chabaud and Marc Thiercelin had both sailed on.

He finished his round-the-world tour in 95 days.

In 2013, he competed in the Transat Jacques Vabre with actor and humorist François Damiens.

31 children saved

Initiatives Coeur 2014 with Tanguy de Lamotte

2014
The Obed* Years

This 2006 sailboat was the craft in which Vincent Riou (PRB) saved Jean Le Cam when his boat was wrecked in the 2009 Vendée Globe.

Tanguy finished 7th in the Route du Rhum in 2014 and 5th in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 with Sam Davies.

In 2016, he withdrew from the Vendée Globe after his mast was damaged.

*Obed was operated on in 2012.

95 children saved

Initiatives Coeur 2017 with Sam Davies

2017
The Ardacha* Years

The new Initiatives-Cœur is a foiled boat launched in 2010, with which Jérémy Beyou finished 3rd in the Vendée Globe in 2017.

Transat Jacques Vabre 2017: Tanguy de Lamotte and Sam Davies arrived in 6th place in Brazil.

Sam Davies is now the official skipper of the Initiatives-Coeur.

*Ardacha was operated on in 2016.

28 children saved

sponsors K-Line Initiatives associate partners Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque