Kevin ESCOFFIER

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IMOCA Globe Series23th
Points205 pts
Age41 (4/4/80)
Top performance2018: Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - 1st
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamTeam PRB
BasePORT-LA-FORÊT
PartnersPRB
CommitmentWWF

Profile

A very experienced offshore sailor, Kévin Escoffier previously headed up Team Banque Populaire’s design office and has a Jules Verne Trophy and two Volvo Ocean Race campaigns to his credit, including a victorious one in the last edition with Dongfeng Race Team.

A very experienced offshore sailor, Kévin Escoffier previously headed up Team Banque Populaire’s design office and has a Jules Verne Trophy and two Volvo Ocean Race campaigns to his credit, including a victorious one in the last edition with Dongfeng Race Team. A technology nut, this native of Saint Malo has already been part of the PRB team, playing a role in the construction of Vincent Riou’s Farr design for the Vendée Globe 2006. It’s at the helm of the VPLP/ Verdier design launched in 2010 and boosted with foils in 2018 (the last PRB helmed by Vincent Riou), that Kevin embark on the 2019 season. 

The skipper then took several second places in races before tackling the solo round the world race. On November 30, at 2:46 pm, Kevin triggered his distress beacon 600 miles southwest of the Cape of Good Hope. He was rescued some 12 hours later by Jean Le Cam. 

Sailing Highlights

2020-21: Vendée Globe - ABD
2020 :
Défi Azimut - 5th
2020:
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 5th
2019:
Transat Jacques Vabre - 2nd
2019:
Défi Azimut - 2nd
2019:
Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd 
2018:
Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng Race Team - 1st
2012: Trophée Jules Verne - 1st
2011: Rolex Fastnet Race 
2009: Atlantique Nord Record 

Boat

Name PRB
Sail numberFRA 85
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2009, CDK Technologies, Port La Forêt
Former namesPRB, ARKEA PAPREC, PRB
Length18,28 m
Beam5,60 m
Draught4,50 m
WeightNC
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind600 m2
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