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Tuesday May 21st 2002, Author: James Boyd, Location: France

Jean-Yves Terlain's UAP 1992or UAP Pour Medecins San Frontieres. Terlain, uncle of Peyron brothers Loick and Bruno, raced this Joubert/Nivelt-designed Open 60 during the late 1980s. Terlain, best known for racing the giant three masted schooner Vendredi 13 singlehanded in the 1972 OSTAR, came third in the 1986/7 BOC Challenge (the old version of Around Alone) in this boat and took part in the first Vendee Globe Challenge, but was forced to retire.

The boat was unusual for her coachhouse - a geodesic structure looking like something from the Louvre.

Since then, rather erm, major surgery has been carried out to the boat, including chopping off the deck, and adding the new superstructure. Interestingly the boat still has an Open 60 bowsprit. She's now called AGF and is used for corporate charter, taking guests out to the start of races. She is still owned by Terlain who plans to take her to the Caribbean.

Congratulations to Ed Fryer who was the only person to correctly identify the boat and gets to join madfor sailing editor James Boyd in the exclusive two person Open 60 anoraks club. No, TimZimm, it was not Jolie Brise, although she too was in La Rochelle this week.

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