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M36 GROUPAMA 2, Tri 24
à jour au: 2023
2004 Van Pétéghem-Lauriot Prévost,

2002 20 décembre, Groupama 2 en test en bassin de carène.

2003 Septembre, les bras du trimaran, construits en Suisse par le chantier Décision S.A, sont arrivés jeudi au chantier CDK de Port-la-Forêt. Ils rejoignent ainsi la coque centrale.
Décembre "Course au Large",

2004 Budget de construction (prêt à naviguer) : 2.900.000 euros dont 15 % en Recherche et Développement.
10 juillet, Premiéres photos.
Septembre "Voiles et Voiliers"

GP Fécamp: 3 - 5 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 4 = 2e/11, 18 pts, ex æquo avec le 3e. Frank CAMMAS
GP Corse: 1 - 1 - 11 - 1 - 4 = 3e/10, 18 pts
29 septembre, GP de Marseille : Franck Cammas accueille Russell Coutts son Groupama flambant neuf
GP Marseille: 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1er/9, 7 pts
1er au Championnat du Monde des Multicoques Orma 2004, avec 2 bateaux.
25 novembre, Franck Cammas multiplie les sorties pour apprendre encore sur le bateau, tester les appendices et valider les prochaines modifications hivernales.

2005 Lundi 21 mars, Franck Cammas remet à l’eau son trimaran de 60 pieds équipé d’un nouveau mât
1er avril, Russell Coutts teste le trimaran: "C’était une expérience fantastique. Ces bateaux sont spectaculaires !"
Prologue: 1er/6 en 1h54'.
IB Group Challenge, Lorient-Nice: DNF. Frank CAMMAS
Juin "Course Au Large",

Alors en tête, Cammas est contraint à l’abandon suite à une avarie sur le bras arrière tribord de Groupama 2.
18 mai, Groupama 2 en chantier à La Ciotat
1er juin, Groupama 2 est réparé.
GP Calvi: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1er/7, 7 pts
16 juin: Giraglia: 1er/187 ttc
GP Marseille: 1 - 1 - 4 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1er/7, 12 pts
8 juillet, "Groupama 2" qualifié pour la Jacques Vabre, Franck Cammas : "Nous sommes partis de La Ciotat dans du petit temps pour arriver à Cascais dans du petit temps. Entre les deux, nous avons eu de tout et rarement ce qui était annoncé par la météo. Au passage de Gibraltar, nous avons cassé deux lattes lors d´un empannage que j´ai mal négocié. Cela nous a permis de réviser notre leçon "changement de lattes dans trente noeuds de vent" et de nous apercevoir qu´il nous manquait quelques outils".
GP Galice: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 1 = 1er/7, 7 pts
GP Fécamp: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 1 = 1er/6, 10 pts
GP Lorient: 1 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 2 - 3 = 1er/6, 17 pts
Octobre "Voiles et Voiliers",

Novembre "Voiles et Voiliers",



Transat J. Vabre: DNF
. Éq: Franck PROFFIT
Vendredi 11, Le trimaran a chaviré en repartant des Canaries, aprés une escale de 5 heures pour réparer sa barre cassée et un palonnier de safran. Franck Proffit, souffre du dos et a peut-être des côtes cassées. (récit dans le livre d'Eric Loizeau "Chavirés" paru en 2011)
14 novembre, Franck Proffit est rapatrié en France aujourd’hui et sera hospitalisé à Nantes. Son état est en nette amélioration.
Décembre "Course Au Large",

9 décembre, Groupama 2 entre en chantier pour une remise en état

2006 Janvier "Voiles et Voiliers",

5 janvier, Team Groupama : Réparations et Evolutions en vue de la Route du Rhum sur le 2
21 mars, bateau est remis à l'eau.
Avril "Course Au Large",

Mai, Londres-Alpes Maritimes: 1er/6 en 6j 21h. Franck CAMMAS
Equipage: Jean-Baptiste Levaillant, Franck Proffit, Lionel Lemonchois, Bruno Laurent, Jacques Caraës.
 Trophée Alpes Maritimes: 2 - ? ...= 1er/4
GP de Trapani : ... - 1 - 1 - ??? = 1e/3
GP de Marseille : 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 1 - 1 = 34 pts, 1er/4
GP du Portugal-Portimao : 1 - ??? - 1 = ? pts, 1er/4
Aout "Course Au Large",


GP de Fécamp : 1 - 2 - dnf - 1 - 1 = 24 pts, 1er/4
Novembre "Voile Magazine",



Largeur: 18,0m; mat: 28,54m; dépl: 6t; TE: 4,9m; au prés: 324m2, le plus toilé; portant: 449m2.
Route du Rhum: 5e/12 en 8j18h à 24h. Franck CAMMAS

2007 Avril "Course Au Large",

AS Lease Challenge
: 1er/4 en 2j11h09'. Franck CAMMAS
T
rophée des Multicoques, Lorient: 1er/4
Record SNSM: 2e/4 en 16h17'20" à 3 minutes.
14-15 juillet, GP Orma de Douarnenez: 4 manches, 4pts = 1er/4
14-15 juillet, Défi Petit Navire, Douarnenez: 4e meilleur temps en 7m 46s (30,90 nœuds) = 2e/4
12 aout, Fastnet Race: les tris ORMA décident de ne pas participer après le report du départ de 24h.

Lorient: les 2 Groupama
Novembre "Voiles et Voiliers",


Transat J. Vabre: 1er/5 60 ORMA en 10j00h39', moyenne 18,04nds. Éq: Steve RAVUSSIN, Franck CAMMAS
Décembre "Course Au Large",

2008 Janvier, inscrit à Quebec-St Malo en équipage. Puis inscription annulée.
Navigations avec l'équipe de Oracle-BMW et essais de match racing avec Banque Populaire.
Juin "Course Au Large",

Juin, Record SNSM: 1er/2 en 2j02h

2010 15 juin, information du journal "Télégramme de Brest": le bateau est engagé dans des opérations de relations publiques.

2011 16 juin, à Lorient avec le grand No 3:

2012 18 février, à Lorient, à vendre...


21 septembre, Hennebont:

2013 24 juillet, à Lorient, le bateau est toujours à vendre, mais en attendant un repreneur, il continue de faire des sorties Rep:

Le bateau a été racheté par H. L. ENLOE, le propriétaire américain du trimaran de 60' "Loe Real", le trimaran qui avait été construit pour le film "Waterworld".
New Owner H. L. ENLOE, she will sail in San Diego Area.

Mighty Merloe, USA 2
2014
19 mars, Long Beach by Anarchist:

7 March, Islands Race: 1st/2, elapsed time 13h36'
22 March, San Diego - Puerto Vallarta Race: 2e/2 Multi elapsed time 2d13h41' Rating: 1.7826
April, Newport-Ensenada race: 2e à 2' elapsed time 7h42' & 2e/11 ORCA. H. L. ENLOE
29 August, Bishop Rock Race: 1st/2 Maxi elapsed time 11h21'

2015 22 March, Newport-Cabo San Lucas, 800': 1st/?? elapsed time 1d16h14', new record, H. L. ENLOE

2016 February, Puerto Vallarta: 1st/1 Division 0 elapsed time 2d19h49'
11 March, Island Race: elapsed time 3h50'', 1st/3 multis, TCF: 1,8534, H. L. ENLOE
22 April, 69e Newport to Ensenada: 5h37' elapsed time, 2e/3 Multis

Mighty Merloe, USA 7230
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24 February, Island Race, 134 NM rounding Catalina and San Clemente Islands: elapsed time 10h47', 1er/24 elapsed overall, TCF: 1,8624, H. L. ENLOE
Picture from Island race website,

12 March, Cabo race: 2e/3 Multihull
28 avril, Newport to Ensenada Race: 1st/2 Multihull, elapsed time: 5h49'
End of May, SoCal 300: 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 = 1st/1 Multihull
July, Transpac Honolulu Race: 1st/5 Multihull, elapsed time: 4d06h32', new record, rating: 2,1930, with Loic Peyron,

2018 3 March, San Diego - Puerto Vallarta Race: 1st/2 Multi elapsed time 2d03h58', new record. Rating: 2,059
27 April, Newport to Ensenada Race: 1st/2 ORCA Maxi, elapsed time: 6h31'
27 May, SoCal 300: 2 - 2 - 2 = 2e/2 Multihull

2019 June "Seahorse", For Sale 2014 Mighty Merloe - Orma 60. 1,500,000 USD. Located in San Diego, CA. Mighty Merloe is turn-key and race ready. Not only did she win the Transpac in July 2017 but she crossed the finish line in only 4 days, 6 hours and 33 minutes, shattering a 20 year old record by more than a day. A complete refit of the boat was completed in the winter of 2018 including a full structural ultrasound inspection of the boat and appendages.

2022 1st of April, New owner, Captain Donald Lawson and new name,
Defiant, US ???
8 April, Captain Donald Lawson is in San Diego, Instagram : "Well the worse kept secret is finally official! We have acquired our 60ft record breaking trimaran!" ·
"I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MY SUPPORTERS, DONORS, AND PARTNERS FOR HELPING US MAKE THIS A REALITY! THIS ORMA 60 TRIMARAN HAS BROKEN TONS OF CREWED RECORDS, WON MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS AND HAS GONE BY 2 DIFFERENT NAMES UNDER 2 HISTORIC SAILORS. SHE WAS BUILT AS GROUPAMA 2 AND WAS SAILED WITH DISTINCTION BY THE FRENCH SAILOR OF THE DECADE, FRANK CAMMAS. SHE WAS THEN PURCHASED BY THE LEGENDARY SAILOR, HOWARD ENLOE. ENLOE AND HIS ALLSTAR TEAM, MIGHTY MERLOE, DOMINATED THE WEST COAST CIRCUIT FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS SETTING RECORDS EVERYTIME THEY HAD THE RIGHT WEATHER! ENLOE'S ALLSTAR TEAM OF SAILORS SET THE TRANSPAC RACE RECORD AT JUST OVER 4DAYS!! THE FUN FACT ABOUT THEIR RUN IS THEY REGULARLY BEAT THE MOD 70S WHICH ARE 10FT LONGER. WHEN I DECIDED THAT I WANTED TO COMPETE FOR WORLD RECORDS ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE FRENCH AND THE GREATEST AMERICAN SOLO SAILORS, I KNEW I NEEDED A BOAT I WAS FAMILER WITH, ONE THAT WAS FAST, AND ONE THAT HAD A HISTORY OF DOMINATING. I TRIED TO GET THIS BOAT IN 2011 BUT GOT BEATEN OUT BY ENLOE. NOW, I AM MORE READY SKILLWISE AND MENTALLY FOR A PLATFORM THAT HAS ONLY KNOWN SUCCESS. MY GOAL IS TO CONTINUE THE LEGACY STARTED WITH FRANK CAMMAS AND MAINTAINED BY ENLOE. WE WILL BEGIN A WEST COAST TOUR IN MAY STARTING IN NEWPORT, CA ENDING UP IN SEATTLE IN MID JUNE. IF YOU ARE ON THE WEST COAST AND WANT TO MEETUP, LET ME KNOW AS WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU VISIT US AND GET A TOUR OF THE BOAT. WE WILL ANNOUNCE OUR RECORD PROGRAM LATER IN THE SUMMER BUT FOR NOW, WE PLAN TO CONTINUE WITH THE TOURS. A SPECIAL SHOUTOUT TO TWO OF OUR PARTNERS: @ERIC ECKENBERGER OF @crooked_halo_clothing AND @adamc.erickson Princeton Strategies YOU GUYS CAME ONBOARD AND HELPED GET US TO THE BOAT. THANK YOU TO @scottmarshall20 FOR ALL OF HARDWORK AND DEDICATION OVER THE LAST 2 YEARS. THANK YOU TO HOWARD ENLOE FOR BELIEVING IN ME AND SUPPORTING OUR PROGRAM. AND FINALLY THANK YOU TO MY PARENTS, ENLAWS, US SAILING AND MY WIFE, TORI @journi11seas FOR BEING MY ROCK AND SUPPORT. IT HASN’T BEEN EASY FOR US TO GET HERE, BUT WE HAVE GOTTEN THIS MAJOR STEP COMPLETE"
"In 2009, Lawson set out to find sponsorship that would allow him to acquire his own boat. This year it finally happened, in the form of a 60-foot trimaran, one of the world’s fastest sailing vessels. Starting in September, weather permitting, he’ll kick off a campaign to break 35 solo world records over ten years, beginning with a record attempt of the California-to-Hawaii transpacific route; in January 2024, he’ll attempt the solo nonstop circumnavigation. For the sailing class that Lawson’s journey will fit into, the current world record is 74 days. Lawson will attempt to do it in 70."

25 May, "Latitude 38°": "‘Mighty Merloe’ Visits San Francisco Bay", "Captain Lawson is starting his tenure with Mighty Merloe by sailing her from her former Southern California home up to Seattle, via San Francisco, as a way of introducing the boat and his Dark Seas Project to West Coast sailors. His primary mission for the boat is to take on some of the world’s great solo course records. An African American sailor, he is also chairman of US Sailing’s DEI committee and is carrying the message of diversity, equity and inclusion as well as environmental stewardship while he pursues his record-setting dreams."
Pictures received from Richard,


18 June,

24 June,

6 July,

19 July,

23 June,

July-August, West Coast tour
1st of August, Captain Donald Lawson "The target for departure for the Transpacific Solo Record is early October"

2023 January, Acapulco anchorage, Mexico, from Sailing Anarchy "... with tattered headsails, no bowsprit, visible hull damage all around, and the mainsail haphazardly dumped in the cockpit"

5 July, Leaving Acapulco, to Panama Canal, Captain Donald LAWSON
13 July, last contact with the skipper
28 July, The ORMA trimaran Defiant (former Mighty Merloe) has been found capsized in Mexican waters. The skipper (Donald Lawson) was singlehanding at the time and was not found on board when a U.S Coast Guard ship located it and investigated.

 

 

 

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