Kévin ESCOFFIER

IMOCA Globe Series9th
Points131 pts
Age39 (4/4/80)
Top performance2018: Volvo Ocean Race - Dongfeng Race Team - 1st
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamTeam PRB
BaseLORIENT
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 (the last PRB helmed by Vincent Riou), that Kévin will take on this mighty challenge: his first Vendée Globe!

Sailing Highlights

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

PRB, IMOCA, Kévin Escoffier, foiler, Vendée Globe

Name PRB
Sail numberFRA 85
ArchitectVPLP - Verdier
Construction2009, CDK Technologies, Port La Forêt
Former namesPRB
Length18,28 m
Beam5,60 m
Draught4,50 m
WeightNC
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMât-Aile
FoilsYes
Surface voile max.
Près300 m2
Portant600 m2

Team

© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© Benoit Stichelbaut
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© YVAN ZEDDA
© Yann Riou / polaRYSE
© © Jean-Marie Liot/Alea
© © Jean-Marie Liot/Alea