After two exciting years, Groupe Dékuple is delighted to announce the renewal of its partnership with skipper William Mathelin-Moreaux. This third year of union is illustrated by a new Class40 proudly bearing the sporting and human ambitions driven by their shared values of respect, mutual aid and the spirit of conquest!
Support from the start, Groupe Dékuple is proud to announce the renewal of its commitment to William Mathelin-Moreaux after two fruitful years, notably marked by a fine 2nd place in the Rolex Fastnet Race and 16th place in the Route du Rhum 2022.
“We’re very proud to continue the adventure with William, who, through his talent and sense of sharing, is now a member of our Group and a perfect ambassador for our values“, explains Philippe Le Meau, Director of Strategy, Marketing and Communications at Dékuple.
“It’s a great pleasure to see the loyalty and trust of this fine European company. It shows our determination to carry out a long-term sporting project, which will enable us to get all our employees on board our beautiful boat, and to raise the profile of the Dékuple brand through all the races in which we take part”, rejoices William Mathelin-Moreaux.
The continuation of this partnership will be marked by their commitment to the Perce-Neige Foundation, which cares for and supports children and adults with mental disabilities, as well as by the inauguration of a new boat. For several months, alongside his co-skipper Pietro Luciani, William has been working on the construction of a new Class40, and not just any Class40 : a Musa 40 designed by architect Gianluca Guelfi, sister ship to the Transat Jacques Vabre winner skippered by Italian Ambrogio Baccaria.
“It was the next logical step in the project. Dékuple is a company for which the spirit of conquest is very important, and it’s with this in mind that we wanted to build an even more ambitious project! It’s a boat that has demonstrated all its qualities, notably its power and versatility. What’s more, we’re benefiting from the feedback we’ve received from the three other boats we’ve already launched, to which we’ve been able to add our own personal touch… we couldn’t have a better dream !” explains our skipper.
Built at the Sangiorgio Marine shipyard in Genoa, Italy, this Class40 should be on its way to Lorient in a few weeks’ time, to be completed for a planned launch in the spring of 2024.
“We’ve got a busy schedule for the season, and our ambitions are high,” confirms William, who makes no secret of his desire to get back “out on the water and fighting as soon as possible”.
In-house challenges, christening the new Class40, discovering the joys of sailing aboard this boat… in addition to an intense racing schedule, various events will involve Group employees in every stage of the adventure.
“We’ve still got lots of great stories to tell with Groupe Dékuple, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll be like“, concludes William Mathelin-Moreaux.