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Swan 65 Ketch


Dominique Dubois

The FUTURO OGR 2023 association, created in 2020, has set itself the task of involving some of its members (sailing practitioners and non-professionals) who have been selected to take part in a race around the world.

The association puts in place the founding elements of its primary vocation:

  • Enabling people with the dream to take part in a great adventure
  • Transmitting the human values ​​that drive us, such as the sense of teamwork, responsibility, solidarity, transmission of knowledge, to name but a few
  • Train crew members in offshore navigation


No.Name, NationalitySex, AgeLeg 1Leg 2Leg 3Leg 4
1Dominique Dubois, FrenchMale
2Richard BuoyMale
3Francois MarieMale
4Francois MolinariMale
5Mirabelle FrantzFemale


UPDATE 14 Feb 2023 – Following damage sustained earlier this year when storm Gérard blew Futuro off her cradle, crashing hard onto the concrete, Team Futuro have now acquired Swan 65 Evrika to take their campaign forward. Skipper Dominique Dubois found Evrika on the other side of the channel from previous UK OGR entry Richard Little.

I know the Swan 65 well, having owned one for several years. My crew and I have a lot of mileage on this boat. I came across Evrika in Antigua in 2008 in various parts of the world, as Nick Wright’s yacht, and she is to me the best one there is in the world. I am delighted that Richard and myself could come to an agreement. Team Futuro is back on Evrika!

Dominique Dubois, Team Futuro

Evrika was launched in 1982 and is hull number 36. Like Sayula II, Evrika is ketch-rigged, though she has the longer 24m mainmast from the sloop version, as well as a mizzen mast. Evrika’s first owner raced her in the 1980s, entering the Fastnet Race and winning the Swan Cup. Her second owner, Pink Floyd’s Rick Wright, practically lived aboard her for 25 years, making the boat famous while cruising in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. Evrika has sailed and cruised tens of thousands of ocean miles between the coasts of Europe, the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. She is now getting ready for the race of her life around the world in her upcoming adventure!


Futuro, a Swan 651, was build number 1 by Nautor in Finland for an experienced owner and delivered in the spring of 1982.

She has a powerful sloop rig but for ease of handling. Sails include a cruising set and a tape drive racing set. She sleep 9 persons with ease and is well suited for longer stays on board.

LOA65.68 ft / 20.02 m
LWL55.08 ft / 16.79 m
Beam17.50 ft / 5.33 m
Draft11.50 ft / 3.51 m
Displacement34.2 to
DesignerGerman Frers

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