François GUIFFANT

IMOCA Globe Series-
Points-
Top performance
Joined Imoca on2018
TeamKattan

Profile

Born in Le Guilvinec, he was introduced to regattas at an early age. He naturally joined the Finistère team in the 420 dinghy class and raced in sport catamarans and habitable boats... After studying business in Quimper, he decided to move into the world of ocean racing. François has been a recognised sailor in the world of ocean racing for more than 15 years, and has mastered all the different types of boats, both technically in terms of boat design and at sea in all aspects of sailing: Mini 6.50s, 50-foot multihulls, 60-foot ORMAs, 60-foot IMOCAs, MAXIs, etc.

Boat

Name KATTAN
Sail numberFRA 20
ArchitectMarc Lombard
Construction2004, JMV, Cherbourg
Former namesSILL 2, SILL et VEOLIA, VEOLIA Environnement, VE 1, NEUTROGENA, SAVEOL, ETHICAL POWER, VIVO A BEIRA
Length18,28 m
Beam5,50 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMat Aile
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind270 m2
Downwind380 m2