This Whitbread Round the World Racer (ex Rucanor) is the only Belgian sail racer ever to have participated twice in the mentioned prestigious race (1985/1986 with skipper Staf Verluys and 1989/1990 with skipper Bruno Dubois).
She was designed at the end of 1984 by the French architect Guy Ribadau-Dumas, built as a one-off WRTWR 85/86 at Frans Maas/Standfast Yachts and first launched in February 1985 at Breskens.
The ship’s length overall is 17.54m, the overall beam is 4.85m, her maximum draft is 2.95m and the ship has a displacement of 17 metric tonnes.
Country of Registration Belgium
Year built 1985
Rig Bm Sloop