My tool is an IMOCA60 best known as AVIVA. She is a 2007 Owen Clarke Design.

The boat has been patiently waiting to get back into the business. The refit will be done in January-April by Joff Brown in Endeavour Quay, UK. Then in April/May 2018 she will sail to visit her partners and friends in the Baltic Sea.

She has just arrived from France to UK in January 2018.


Last race the boat took part in was the Barcelona World Race 2010. She was originally built to Dee Caffari who skippered her in VG2008 (6th) and also in BWR.

Photo taken from the AVIVA Vendee Globe 2008 brochure. The steering wheels have been removed and she has a tiller now.

In France, July 2017

The official name of is ARIEL II but she’ll be called after her main sponsor. That would still be available.