Benjamin DUTREUX

IMOCA Globe Series8th
Points92 pts
Age31 (4/5/90)
Top performance9th of the Vendée Globe 2020
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamGroupe APICIL
BaseLes Sables d'Olonne
PartnersOMIA,, Sateco, Coyotte France, Eoliennes en mer Île d'Yeu et de Noirmoutier, Lakaj Colors, Fast Concept, Isuzu Bus
CommitmentLa Water Family - Du Flocon à la Vague


A 30-year-old skipper from Vendée who grew up on the Ile d'Yeu, Benjamin is now at the head of a small offshore racing team. His objective, to build a structured, realistic project, which makes sense and above all in his own way for the Vendée Globe 2020!

To carry out all his projects, Benjamin has created his own team by surrounding himself with trustworthy people, whom he knows well and for a long time. Since then, Benjamin has only had one idea in mind, to line up for the premier ocean racing event, the Vendée Globe. Project now became concrete with the purchase of his IMOCA 60'. Faithful to those who have helped him and trusted him from the beginning, he surrounds himself with sponsors and supporters who are committed to seeing him succeed. The sailor is still looking for partners to make up his budget.


Committed to the protection of the oceans and the planet

As a sailor, Benjamin is the first to see the damage caused by pollution and climate change. Already involved for several years with the Water Family - Du Flacon à la Vague, he wishes to add meaning to his Vendée Globe project by joining forces with existing associations that promote the same values as him.
The objective? Inspire as many people as possible by sharing concrete everyday actions.

That's what Benjamin wants to add to his participation in the Vendée Globe. Indeed, the young sailor, who is committed on a daily basis to protecting the oceans and the planet, wants to lead a project that will make things happen by taking concrete action for future generations.
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Sailing Highlights

2021: 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) 
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


Groupe APICIL, IMOCA, Damien Seguin, Vendée Globe© Groupe Apicil

Sail numberFRA 1000
ArchitectFinot - Conq
Construction2007, Multiplast, Vannes
Former namesDCNS, Comme Un Seul Homme
Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind350 m2
Downwind610 m2


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