IMOCA Globe Series45th
Points13 pts
Age36 (5/23/87)
Top performance2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (Des Voiles et Vous)
Joined Imoca on2012
TeamTR Racing
BaseLorient (FRANCE)


Originally from Reunion Island, where he was born, Morgan distinguished himself in the very demanding Figaro class before embarking on the adventure of the open sea in the IMOCA class during the 2016 Vendée Globe. Equally at ease at the helm of an IMOCA, an Ultim, on a kite-foil or behind a cockpit (he has his pilot's licence), he is the all-round crew member that many skippers are looking for.

Morgan Lagravière began his career in the Olympics, selected for the French Olympic sailing team. After a stint in the 49er class, he took part in his first Solitaire du Figaro in 2011 and finished first rookie.

He joined the Safran Sailing Team in 2014 where he took over from Marc Guillemot after the 2014 Route du Rhum. He became the skipper of the IMOCA Safran II, the first ocean racing monohull to have foils. With the assistance of Roland Jourdain, whose company Kairos manages the Safran project, he took the start of the eighth edition of the Vendée Globe on 6 November 2016 for his first participation. However, after 18 days of racing, he was forced to retire following damage to his rudder. He was then in 4th position.

After the departure of his sponsor, he tried to reassemble a Vendée Globe campaign, still with Roland Jourdain, but had to throw in the towel due to a lack of a partner. However, he continued in the IMOCA class, accompanying Isabelle Joschke on MACSF in the 2019 Transat Jacques Vabre, an experience that was cut short by a heeling incident shortly after the start in Le Havre that damaged the keel. At the same time, he returned to the Figaro circuit, finishing 2nd in the Transat AG2R in 2018 with Sébastien Simon and the Tour de Bretagne in 2019 with Gildas Mahé. He finally joined the Gitana Team with his sights set on the Jules Verne Trophy at the end of 2020 on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, which he will attempt twice in 2020 and once in 2023.

Morgan returned to IMOCA with Thomas Ruyant in the 2021 Transat Jacques Vabre, which they won. Two years later, the duo reunited for the 2023 double-handed season, on the brand new IMOCA FOR PEOPLE.

Sailing Highlights

2023: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 1st (For People)
: Transat Jacques Vabre - Winner (LinkedOut)
2021 : Défi Azimut - 3rd (LinkedOut)
2021: Rolex Fastnet Race - Winner (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild)
2021: The Ocean Race Europe - 3rd (LinkedOut)
2020 : Jules Verne Trophy Gitana Team attempt

2018: Transat AG2R La Mondiale - 2nd
2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd (Des Voiles et Vous)
2016: Vendée Globe - ABD
2016: Transat NY - Vendée - 9th
2015: Solo Maître CoQ - 2nd
2015: Record SNSM - 2nd
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - Retired
2015 : Transat St Barth - Port La Forêt - 4th
2014: Spi Ouest France - Winner in J80
2014: St Barth Cata Cup in F18 - Winner
2013: Solitaire du Figaro - 3rd
2012: Solitaire du Figaro - 2nd
2012: French Single-handed Ocean Racing Champion
2011: Solitaire du Figaro - 1st Bizuth
2006: French Championship - French Champion in Open 5.70
2002: World Championship - Winner in Cadet 420


Sail numberFRA 59
ArchitectAntoine Koch et Finot-Conq
Construction2022, CDK Technologies
Former names
Length18,28 m
Draught4,50 m
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
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© François Van Malleghem | Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race
© François Van Malleghem | Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race