IMOCA Globe Series32th
Points101 pts
Age40 (2/20/83)
Top performance
Joined Imoca on2023
BasePort-La-Forêt (FRANCE)
CommitmentLa Fondation Apprentis d'Auteuil


A native of Moëlan-sur-Mer, Damien is a renowned sailor, ocean racer and préparateur. Having competed in the Figaro Beneteau class (seven times in the Solitaire between 2010 and 2017) before specializing in the role of préparateur, for Yann Eliès and Jean Le Cam in particular, Damien Guillou, 39, was one of two Frenchmen at the start of the second edition of the Golden Globe Race in 2022.

For the 2023 season, he joins Violette Dorange on Jean Le Cam's ex-IMOCA with a double hat. In fact, Damien will be both co-skipper of the young sailor for the Transat Jacques Vabre, and boat captain of the IMOCA DeVenir.

Sailing Highlights

2023: Transat Jacques Vabre - 21st
Golden Globe Race - Retired
2018: Transat AG2R - Retired
2017: Solo Concarneau - 18th
2017: Solo Maître Coq - 20th
2017: Grand prix Guyader - IMOCA with Jean Le Cam - 3rd

2017: La Solitaire du Figaro - 34th
2016: La Solitaire du Figaro - 22nd
2014: La Solitaire du Figaro - 27th
2013: Transat Brest-Martinique - 9th
2013: La Solitaire (abandoned 4th leg) - 35th
2012: Transat AG2R - 13th
2012: Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard cachemire - 20th
2011: Generali Solo Med - 9th
2011: Tour de Bretagne - 8th
2010: La Solitaire du Figaro - 32nd/3rd rookie
2009: Les Sables - Les Açores (Class40) - 6th
2009: Transmanche double-handed (Class40) - 6th
2008: Les Sables - Les Açores (Mini 6.50) - 5th
2005: World Championship (49er) - 15th


Sail numberFRA 01
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2006, Port La Forêt
Former namesFONCIA, TC2, MOVISTAR, MAPFRE, Maître CoQ, Mare, Cheminées Poujoulat, Hubert, Finistère Mer Vent, Yes We Cam !
Length18,28 m
Beam5,90 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2