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Profurl proud to equip 2020 / 2021 Vendée Globe winner



This 9th edition of the Vendee Globe has kept all its promises on a sportsmanship, technological and human
levels. The Profurl brand and all its team member wish to congratulate Yannick Bestaven, Maitre coq IV skipper
for this formidable adventure, as well as all its participants and especially Louis Burton on Bureau Vallée 2
ranking 3rd. Both of these boats are equipped with Profurl gear including swivel hooks, flying sail furlers
as well as stayfurlers.
By equipping a 3rd of the fleet, Profurl, specialised in furling systems, has demonstrated one more time its
capacity to design and manufacture reliable and well performing products, and imposed itself as a major
technical partner.
After the successive arrivals, below are the Profurl equipped IMOCA:
• Maître Coq IV (Yannick Bestaven) arrived in 1st position - WINNER
• Bureau Vallée 2 (Louis Burton) arrived in 3rd position
• Prysmian Group (Giancarlo Pedote) arrived in 8th position
• Banque Populaire X (Clarisse Cremer) still racing
• DMG Mori Global One (Kojiro Shiraishi) still racing
For this edition, Profurl has especially supplied over 40 swivel hooks destined to furl head sails. Their unique
design, as well as the level of quality provided have guaranteed high reliability during the hooking and
unhooking maneuvers of the head sails during the 25 000 miles sailed by the first skippers. This reliability and
performance have been recognized by most technical teams recently involved.
« The Profurl furlers and hooks, tested and approved during the 2020-2021 Vendee Globe on board Maitre Coq,
I deeply thank the Profurl team for supplying us with high end, super quality and reliable equipment.”
Yannick BESTAVEN – skipper Maître Coq IV - WINNER
«I had encountered many problems on the boat, but the Profurl furlers did pretty well, they just worked
perfectly. Thank you Profurl for these systems!»
Louis Burton - skipper Bureau Vallée 2
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Profurl proud to equip 2020 / 2021 Vendée Globe winner

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