Christopher PRATT

IMOCA Globe Series6th
Points22 pts
Age40 (1/15/81)
Top performance2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (Charal)
Joined Imoca on2010
TeamCharal Sailing Team
BaseLorient

Profile

Christopher PRATT, 36 years old, has never dreamed of doing anything else but sailing. Sailing, and at the highest level. That has always been his ambition.

After a course in sport studies and a title of World Vice-Champion in dinghy sailing at only 18 years old, he tried his hand at the biggest races in his field (Solitaire du Figaro, Transat Jacques Vabre, Transat AG2R, Tour de France à la voile, Route du Rhum, etc.).

He was the "young up-and-comer", winner of the Challenge espoir Crédit Agricole in 2005 and the Filières du Talent DCNS in 2008. He also performed well in the Route du Rhum 2010, even though he was the youngest in the IMOCA Class.

He then went on to work with renowned skippers such as Armel Le Cleac'h and Jérémie Beyou, winning two successive podiums in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2011 and 2013. 

Sailing Highlights

2021: Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd (Charal)
2019:
Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (Charal)
2018: Transat AG2R La Mondiale - 4th
2013: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (IMOCA Maître CoQ) 
2011: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (IMOCA Banque Populaire) 
2010: Route du Rhum - 8th (IMOCA DCNS) 
2009: Transat Jacques Vabre
2008: Transat AG2R La Mondiale 
2008: Solitaire du Figaro - 6th
2007: Tour de Bretagne - 3rd 
2006: Transat AG2R La Mondiale 
2006: Solitaire du Figaro - 1st Bizuth 
2005: Tour de France à la Voile - 1st
2004: Tour de France à la Voile - 1st
1999: Double 420 Dinghy World Vice-Champion
1999: French Champion Double Dinghy 420 

Boat

Name CHARAL
Sail numberFRA 08
ArchitectVPLP
Construction2018, CDK Technologies - Port La Forêt
Former names
Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind320 m2
Downwind600 m2

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