Martin LE PAPE

IMOCA Globe Series52th
Points4 pts
Age35 (9/28/88)
Top performance7th of the Solitaire du Figaro 2018
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamStand As One
BasePort-La-Forêt (FRANCE)


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 in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale and quickly acquired a taste for the open sea. He launched his solo career the following year and was selected as Macif skipper two years later, in 2017.

After two fine 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 programme.

In 2021, a new adventure awaits the sailor, who will be setting sail on the IMOCA Prysmian Group in the Transat Jacques Vabre.

After several races in the Class40 and Figaro classes, he will be setting sail on Holcim-PRB for a Leg between Aarhus and The Hague.

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe - 9th (Class40)
Transat Jacques Vabre - 5th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th
La Solitaire du Figaro - 9th
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) 


Sail numberFRA 5
ArchitectDavid Raison
Construction2022, Persico Marine
Former names
Length18,28 m
Draught4,5 m
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
© Y.Zedda/Prysmian Group
© Y.Zedda/Prysmian Group