Benjamin FERRÉ

IMOCA Globe Series11th
Points28 pts
Age31 (10/31/90)
Top performance3rd place on the Mini Transat 2019
Joined Imoca on2022
TeamBenjamin envoie le pépin
BasePort-La-Forêt et Lorient

Profile

Benjamin Ferré is a Breton sailor and entrepreneur, in love with life... and crazy challenges. After a transatlantic sail with a sextant, a solo round-the-world hitchhiking trip and a crossing of Morocco in a 4L, he launched IMAGO in 2017; the first adventure incubator in France, dedicated to hatching sports, ecological and solidarity exploration projects.

In 2017, he put his first foot in the totally unknown world of ocean racing. 2 years later, he reached the podium of the MINI-TRANSAT 2019 aboard Pile Poil and finished 1st Bizuth.

He then discovered that someone had put everything he loved in life in a box, and had called it: OFFSHORE SAILING! 

Sailing Highlights

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 11th
2019:
Mini Transat 2019 - 3rd
2019: Mini Fasnet 2019 - 5th with Kévin Bloch
2019: Mini Pornichet Select 6.50 2019 - 5th
2019: Mini GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA 2019 - 4th with Titouan Sessa
2019: Championnat de France 2019 - 7th
2015: Crossing the Atlantic with a sextant

Boat

Name BENJAMIN ENVOIE LE PÉPIN
Sail numberFRA 30
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2010, CDK Technologies
Former namesMACIF, SMA, BANQUE POPULAIRE X
Length18,28 m
Beam5,40 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,7 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind250 m²
Downwind530m²

Upcoming

2022Vendée Arctique
2022Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe
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