Clément GIRAUD

Clément Giraud, FORTIL, IMOCA, Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne
IMOCA Globe Series27th
Points170 pts
Age40 (12/11/80)
Top performanceFinisher of the Vendée Globe 2020-21
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamTeam Envol
PartnersLa Compagnie du Lit, Jiliti, Oligos, MTPM, Petits-Fils, Yacht Club de Toulon, Bexter, Les Monsieur Madame, Gateway Immobilier, 4W, Advanced Tracking, Biotechni


Clément Giraud is not a skipper from an offshore racing mould. He has turned his life into a maritime adventure trying out all the different boats: Mini, TP52, Volvo, Class America, Orma, Farr40, on all the seas of the globe, from the Caribbean, where he lived until he was 18, to the far North and down to Polynesia.

Passionate about technology, he’s got a handle on the mechanics, the sail loft element and he’s built two boats.
In 2007, he prepared Sébastien Roubinet’s expedition, the north-west passage, under sail alone.
A few years later, he took his family (his wife and two kids aged 2 and 3 years old at the time) to explore the Pacific Islands. Clément doesn’t enjoy discovering new things on his own; the sharing of experiences, transmission and human relations lie at the heart of all his projects.
Slowly but surely, by dint of salt sea voyages and wet regattas right across the globe, Clément says he’s sure to end up going around…
Collective strength
Fortil will support him through to the Vendée Globe 2020. This young, expanding company, specialising in engineering consultancy, and developing a series of innovative management methods, recognises itself in Clément’s project: collective strength at the service of the individual and individual performance at the service of the collective. A furious desire to share and transmit also brings them together. Clément was keen to have a community-based project, geared towards numerous associations.

Sailing Highlights

2020-21 : Vendée Globe - 21th (99j 20h 08m 31s)
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 16th
Bermudes 1000 Race - 8th 
2015: World Champion 15 mJI on Mariska
2009: America’s Cup World Series
2007: North Pole Expedition 2009 - Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series
2005: Mini-Transat solo -11th


- 129 regattas and races, in multihulls and monohulls, all over the world
- More than 25 wins and 40 podiums
- 135,000 miles covered with crew, 20,000 in doubles, 22,000 in solo


Sail numberFRA 83
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2006, JMV Industries, Cherbourg
Former namesDELTA DORE, Bureau Vallée, Vers un monde sans sida
Length18,28 m
Beam5,75 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât classique
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2


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