The yacht OZ

Main info

Yacht „OZ“ was built in 1998 – designed by Groupe Finot (Boat Yard — JMV Industries, Cherbourg France)
for Mike Golding for his attempt at a solo Circumnavigation in the Vendee Globe 2000 and sailed as „Team Group 4“ & „Ecover“,
then Conrad Humphreys with Motorola as „Hellomoto“, then she was acquired by record breaking yachtswoman Dee Caffari and „Aviva“.
She is a very competitive boat with canting keel, rotating wing mast and water ballast, built of carbon fibre. We bought this
Yacht in 2013 and during last 2 years have finalized general renew and upgrade. We also changed conception from single/double
hand operated yacht to crew racer, keeping the option of double hand sailing.

Technical characteristics

Length, m18.50
Width, m5.30
Keel draft, m4.50
Draft, m0.15
Mast, m24.0
Displacement, kg10 070


As „Team Group 4“ & „Ecover“ – Mike Golding

  • 1998 2nd Atlantic Alone
  • 1998-9 1st Leg One of Around Alone (Retired from race Leg 2)
  • 1999 3rd Transat Jacques Vabre
  • 2000 3rd Transat Solo Transatlantic race
  • 2001 7th Vendée Globe
  • 2001 2nd Transat Jacques Vabre
  • 2001 3rd EDS Atlantic Challenge
  • 2002 2nd Route De Rhum

As „Hellomoto“ – Conrad Humphreys

  • 2004 5th The Transat Solo Transatlantic race
  • 2005 7th Vendée Globe

As „Aviva“ – Dee Caffari

  • 2007 Calais Round Britain
  • 2007 Rolex Fastnet (retired)
  • 2007 Transat Jaques Vabre
  • 2007 Transat Ecover B to B (dismasted)

As „OZ“ – Garry Golding

  • 2010 Nominated in the Velux 5 Oceans

Where are we are now