Eric BELLION

IMOCA Globe Series11th
Points93 pts
Age46 (3/15/76)
Top performance1st rookie in the 2016-17 Vendée Globe
Joined Imoca on2014
TeamCOMME UN SEUL HOMME powered by ALTAVIA
BasePort-La-Forêt
PartnersPowered by Altavia
CommitmentCOMME UN SEUL HOMME

Profile

After a round-the-world trip on Kifouine between 2003 and 2006, a sailing record between Brittany and Mauritius with the Integration Challenge in 2010, then a year spent with Team Jolokia in 2012, Éric Bellion launched himself in 2016 on the Vendée Globe in order to bring a message about the richness of difference.

He finished ninth, first rookie, after 99 days and said at the finish that "doing and experiencing different things with different people, that's where happiness lies." 

Four years later, Éric Bellion decided to set up a new IMOCA project with a view to a second participation in the Vendée Globe in 2024, still with the same message and decided to make the world's most solitary competition a collective adventure.

Still under the colors of CommeUnSeulHomme, and supported by the company Altavia, the sailor will take part in all the races of the IMOCA Globe Series from 2022 on board Hubert (Jean Le Cam's IMOCA), then on board a new IMOCA from 2023. 

 

Sailing Highlights

2022: Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 16th
2022:
Vendée Arctique - 14th
2022:
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 7th
2018:
Route du Rhum (RhumMono) - out of time
2016-17: Vendée Globe - 9th
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th

2015: Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th
2013: Rolex Fastnet Race (IRCZ) - 8th
2013: Record SNSM - 1st
2011: Record des épices (Port-Louis Lorient - Port Louis Ile Maurice) 

Boat

Name COMMEUNSEULHOMME powered by ALTAVIA
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 !, CORUM L'Epargne
Length18,28 m
Beam5,90 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind620 m2
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