Benjamin DUTREUX

IMOCA Globe Series10th
Points101 pts
Age32 (4/5/90)
Top performance9th of the Vendée Globe 2020
Joined Imoca on2019
BaseLes Sables d'Olonne - Port Bourgenay
PartnersGUYOT environnement, Coyote France, MG Tech, Securlite, Eoliennes en mer Île d'Yeu et de Noirmoutier, FNAC 85
CommitmentLa Water Family - Du Flocon à la Vague


Considered one of the revelations of the last edition of the Vendée Globe, Benjamin Dutreux has demonstrated his talent and expertise aboard an old generation IMOCA.

In 2016, he became an ambassador for the Water Family - From Snowflake to Wave and took the association on board for these sports projects. His mission? To transmit environmental educational values through positive, concrete and inspiring actions through his sports project. More than 8,000 children have been sensitized since then! 

Guyot environnement, which specializes in the collection, sorting and recovery of resources and, in the future, the production of energy, has become the project's main partner. The Breton family business saw in Benjamin, his team and the Water Family all the elements needed to combine sporting performance and positive education!

This sailing project, with its strong human and environmental values, is embodied by three teams with the same objective: to win for the water, to win on the water!

Sailing Highlights

2022: Vendée Arctique - 11th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 6th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 11th (Groupe APICIL) 
2021: Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 10th (Groupe APICIL) 
Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th (Groupe APICIL) 
The Ocean Race Europe - 1er (Offshore Team Germany) 

2020-21: Vendée Globe - 9th (81d 19h 45m 20s)
2020 :
Défi Azimut - 13th 
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 19th
 Solitaire Urgo le Figaro - 5th
2018: Solo Concarneau - 6th
2018: Solo Maître Coq - 4th
2017: Solitaire Urgo le Figaro - 12th
2017: Solo Maître Coq - 13th
2017: Solo Concarneau - 17th
2016: Solitaire Bompard le Figaro 2017 - 14th
2016: Solo Maître Coq - 14th
2016: Solo Concarneau - 7th
2015: Solitaire Bompard le Figaro - 29th
2015: 1st Bizuth French Championship Elite Offshore Racing


Sail numberFRA 09
ArchitectVPLP Verdier
Construction2015, Green Marine, Southampton
Former namesHugo Boss, 11TH HOUR RACING – ALAKA'I
Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
Sail area max.
Upwind340 m2
Downwind570 m2


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