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
|Boat's previous names||Vento di Sardegna|
|Launch Date||01 August 2015|
|Displacement (weight)||7,5 tonnes|
|Number of foils||2|
|Mast height||29 m / mât-aile monotype IMOCA|
|Keel blade||monotype IMOCA|
|Upwind sail area||320 m²|
|Downwind sail area||570 m²|