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2016-2017
NO WAY BACK

No Way Back, a brand new VPLP-Verdier foiler
No Way Back is the former Vento di Sardegna, a VPLP-Verdier designed boat from the latest generation, built originally for the Italian skipper, Andrea Mura, before his sponsors were forced to throw in the towel due to the economic crisis in Italy.
Consequently, she is a brand new boat with foils. Built at the Persico Marine yard in Italy and launched August 2015, this 60-foot boat was designed and built to be capable of winning the Vendée Globe.
No Way Back with the skipper Pieter Heerema crossed the finish line after 116 days 9 hrs, 24 mins and 12 secs at 21:26:12 UTC on 02/03/2017



NO WAY BACK MAIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Technical specifications
Details
Boat's previous namesVento di Sardegna
DesignerVPLP-Verdier
ChantierPersico Marine
Launch Date01 August 2015
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,50 m
Displacement (weight)7,5 tonnes
Number of foils2
Mast height29 m / mât-aile monotype IMOCA
Keel blademonotype IMOCA
Upwind sail area320 m²
Downwind sail area570 m²