A child of Morlaix Bay, Jérémie Beyou discovered the sea thanks to his father. For more than 20 years, he has built up one of the best records of success in ocean racing. A seasoned and passionate sailor, both single-handed and double-handed, the Breton skipper shines through his tenacity and perseverance in raising the bar a little higher in his demands.
It was among the pebbles and currents of Morlaix Bay that he discovered sailing, first in an Optimist and then in a Moth Europe, alongside other future illustrious sailors of the bay, Armel Le Cléac'h and Nicolas Troussel. After several participations in the Tresco or the Tour du Finistère on his father Alain's quarter-toner, but also first sailings in the Figaro alongside local sailors, Jérémie launched himself into the Solitaire du Figaro at 20 years old. Without a penny to his name, with his sister as his assistant and his boat as a hotel room, but already with a great thirst for learning. This was followed by eight consecutive participations and a first victory in 2005, at the end of an anthological leg between Cork and Port Bourgenay, won ahead of Michel Desjoyeaux.
Jérémie then became infatuated with the Vendée Globe, a single-handed round the world race, with a first participation in 2008, which was too quickly interrupted due to material damage (spreaders), a second in 2012, which again was short-lived (keel cylinder), and a third in 2016, which saw the Finisterian, deprived for a good part of the race of weather files and communication with the outside world, go all the way to finish in a fine third place.
In 2020, Jérémie is one of the favourites for the Vendée Globe with his new and reliable hydrofoil IMOCA. Unfortunately, at the end of the fourth day of racing, he was forced to return to Les Sables d'Olonne to repair and then set off again. He set off again 9 days, 2 hours and 50 minutes after the official start. He finished 13th.
With his loyal partner Charal, Jérémie built a second IMOCA, Charal 2, designed by the architect Sam Manuard. The latter is then the one of audacity and versatility with a spatulated hull, which Jérémie took to 3rd place in the Route du Rhum 2022.
For the 2023 double-handed season, he embarks Franck Cammas. The renowned sailor has been a member of the team for over a year and has notably participated in the construction of Charal 2 and the first sailings alongside the team.