Benjamin FERRÉ

IMOCA Globe Series-
Age33 (10/31/90)
Top performance3rd place on the Mini Transat 2019
Joined Imoca on2022
TeamBenjamin envoie le pépin
BasePort-La-Forêt (FRANCE)
CommitmentDuo for a Job


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. Two years later, he reached the podium of the 2019 Mini Transat on board Pile Poil, Clarisse Crémer's former Mini, and finished first Bizuth.

He then discovered that someone had put everything he loved in life into a box, and had called it: COURSE AU LARGE!

After talking to Jean Le Cam, the idea of sailing around the world single-handed without stopovers and without assistance germinated in him. He gave his all to participate in the 2024 edition. In 2022, he took over the helm of Banque Populaire, having just returned from the round the world race with Clarisse Crémer, and took part in his first solo IMOCA race in the Guyader Bermuddx 1000 Race, which he finished in 11th place. He was then joined by the Monnoyeur Group and the Duo for a job association for the other races of the 2022 season.

In 2023, Benjamin Ferré took Pierre Le Roy on board for the double-handed season.

Sailing Highlights

2024 : The Transat CIC - Abandon
2023 : Retour à La Base - 13th
2023 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 13th
2023 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 14th
2023 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 15th
2023 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 9th
2022 : Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 15th
2022 : Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 11th
2022 : Vendée Arctique - 4th
2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 11th
Other highlights

2019: Mini Transat 2019 - 3rd

2019: Mini Fastnet 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


Sail numberFRA 30
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2010, CDK Technologies
Length18,28 m
Beam5,40 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,7 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind250 m²
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