Beat FANKHAUSER

IMOCA Globe Series18th
Points0 pts
Age52 (5/12/69)
Top performance
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamBeat Fankhauser Racing
BasePort-La-Forêt
PartnersAs an ambitious new team, they are looking for strong partners

Profile

Beat was born in Switzerland and comes from Trub / Bern, grew up in the Tyrolean mountains near Wörgl in Austria and has lived on Mallorca for years.

"As a horticulturalist you have a lot of time in the Tyrolean mountains in winter to do other jobs in the mountains," hence the name for our ship #themountainman.

He sailed around Cape Horn and the Cape of Good Hope and already conquered the rough seas between Australia and New Zealand. Beat has already presented his adventures on various TV channels. He also checked the new material for seaworthiness for some boat manufacturers.

For 7 years Beat has been training in his spare time at an old Open 60, mainly in Barcelona. From then on he fought for the realization of his lifelong dream.

“Of course I'm the underdog first. But with my decades of experience on all the world's oceans and my years of preparation, I am well equipped, "says Beat confidently, who has spent around 48 weeks a year on board various sailboats since 2015 and about 20,000 nautical miles per year on almost all seas in the world let himself.

....so Beat Fankhauser -The man from the mountains. A mixture of strong willpower, decades of experience and a good dose of humor. A man who calls wind and waves his home and wants to return there again and again.

Boat

Name THE MOUNTAIN MAN
Sail numberFRA 49
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2007, Nouvelle-Zélande
Former namesGitana Eighty, 1876, W Hotels, Renault Z.E., Synerciel, GAES Centros Auditivos, Newrest-Matmut, Newrest-Brioches Pasquier, Family Mary-Etamine du Lys, Pure-Family Mary, Pure - Best Western
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeClassical mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind270 m2
Downwind560 m2

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