Martin LE PAPE

IMOCA Globe Series7th
Points95 pts
Age33 (9/28/88)
Top performance7th of the Solitaire du Figaro 2018
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamPRYSMIAN GROUP
BasePort-la-Forêt

Profile

Originally from Concarneau, Martin Le Pape is a competitor at heart. 16-year-old French windsurfing vice-champion and 5th in the 2006 World Championships in Italy, the Breton sailor quickly turned to crewed racing.

In 2014, he discovered the Figaro Bénéteau 2 alongside Roland Jourdain during the Transat AG2R La Mondiale and quickly developed a taste for offshore racing. The following year, he started sailing solo and was selected as Macif skipper two years later, in 2017.

After two great seasons, marked in particular by his superb 7th place in the Solitaire URGO Le Figaro, Martin Le Pape has been renewed for another year in 2019 as part of the Skipper Macif program.

This year, a new adventure awaits the sailor, who will set sail on the IMOCA Prysmian Group in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

 

Sailing Highlights

2021: La Solitaire du Figaro - 9th
2021:
Solo Maitre CoQ - 6th
2021: Sardinha Cup - 3rd (with Yann Eliès)
2021: Transat en Double - 10th (with Yann Eliès)
2021: Tour de Bretagne à la voile - 1st (with Seb Col)
2019: La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro - 25th
2019: Solo Maître Coq - 7th
2019: Sardinha Cup - 7th (with Charlie Dalin)
2018: Solo Maître Coq - 20th
2018: Solo Concarneau – Trophée Guy Cotten - 14th
2018: Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro - 7th
2017: Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro - 17th
2017: Solo Maitre CoQ - 19th
2016: Solitaire Bompard – Le Figaro - 12th
2016: Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE - 7th (with Eric Péron) 
2015: Solitaire Du Figaro – Eric Bompard cachemire - 24th (4th Bizhut)
2015: Solo Concarneau – Trophée Guy Cotten - 22th (3rd Bizhut)
2014: Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE - 4th (with Roland Jourdain) 

Boat

Name PRYSMIAN GROUP
Sail numberITA 34
ArchitectVPLP/ Verdier
Construction2015, Vannes
Former namesSt-Michel - Virbac, Ucar-St-Michel
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight8 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeMat Aile
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind300 m2
Downwind600 m2
© Y.Zedda/Prysmian Group
© Y.Zedda/Prysmian Group