We'll have to wait and see what role the boat's design plays in to the VOR, but there's no questioning the talent on board Groupama 4. After smashing the Jules Verne round-the-world record with the Groupama 3 multihull, Cammas sailed the same boat to victory in the Route Du Rhum solo transat last year, as well. Crew manager/helmsman/trimmer Damian Foxall is a a former round-the-world record holder, three-time VOR competitor, and winner of the Barcelona World Race in 2007. Thomas Coville, who recently attempted to break the round-the-world solo record and won the Jacques Vabre solo transat in 1999, will lend his skills as a helmsman and trimmer, as well. He'll apply his mechanical engineering training by looking after Groupama 4’s keel and hydraulics. The rest of the crew includes a number of transat and Fastnet winners and VOR veterans hailing from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, France, and the United Kingdom.