Jérémie BEYOU

IMOCA Globe Series2nd
Points344 pts
Age46 (6/27/76)
Top performance3rd of the Vendée Globe 2016-17
Joined Imoca on2003
TeamCharal Sailing Team


A seasoned and enthusiastic sailor in both singlehanded and double-handed format, the Breton skipper excels through his tenacity and his ability to keep pushing the envelope

Three months after securing third place in the Vendée Globe 2016-2017, Jérémie Beyou setting off on his fourth consecutive campaign in the singlehanded round the world race, alongside a new partner, Charal.

“The Vendée Globe is an extraordinary race. I’ve been lucky enough to complete it in third place. It’s not just down to luck though, there’s also a lot of work involved for the whole team and I’m convinced that with these same people and with Charal, who have been supporting me with my approach, I’m capable of bettering third. Charal is the perfect partner for enabling me to win the Vendée Globe,” comments the skipper from Finistère in NW France.

On November 8, 2020, Jérémie set off on his fourth Vendée Globe. The skipper of Charal finished 13th in the round-the-world race after a voyage initially marked by an early return to Port Olona to repair various damages just a few days after the start. After a return to the race 9 days after his competitors, and a well-run course, he managed to overtake 13 IMOCA boats. A great reward for the skipper who started this challenge as one of the great favourites this year and who had to fight against his competitive temperament to achieve other goals. 

In the summer of 2022, Jérémie will launch his new IMOCA, a Charal 2, and will actively prepare for the Route du Rhum, then for the Vendée Globe 2024, the skipper's first sporting objective.

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 3rd
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 3rd
2022 :
Vendée Arctique - 2nd
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 2th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd

2020-21: Vendée Globe - 13th (89d 18h 55m 58s)
Défi Azimut - 1st
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 1st
Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
Défi Azimut - 1st
Rolex Fastnet Race - 1st
Route Du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe - Retired
2018: Défi Azimut - Retired
2018: Volvo Ocean Race - Winner
2017: Vendée Globe - 3rd
2016: Transat NY - Vendée - Winner
2015: Solitaire du Figaro 2015 - 4th
2015: Tour de France à la Voile - 10th
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - Retired
2014: Route du Rhum - 2nd Route du Rhum 2014 - IMOCA
2014: Solitaire du Figaro - Winner
2013: Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd
2013: Solitaire du Figaro - 5th
2013: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd with Christopher Pratt
2012: Vendée Globe - Retired
2011: Transat Jacques Vabre - Winner with Jean-Pierre Dick
2008: Vendée Globe - Retired
2009: Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th with Michel Desjoyeaux
2005: La Solitaire du Figaro - Winner
2004: La Solitaire du Figaro - 4th 
2004: Transat Ag2r - 6th with Kito De Pavant
2003: Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th with Vincent Riou
2001: La Solitaire du Figaro - 4th 


Sail numberFRA 3
ArchitectSam Manuard
Construction2022, CDK Technologies, Lorient
Former names
Length18,28 m
Draught4,5 m
Mast height29m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.


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