Bertrand DE BROC

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Greatest distance covered in 24h since the start :
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21252 nm 39359 km
Distance covered since the start :
3247 nm
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  • MACSF, skipper Bertrand de Broc (FRA) at start of the Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on November 6th, 2016 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeMACSF, skipper Bertrand de Broc (FRA) au départ du Vendée Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne l

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Bertrand DE BROC

56 years old

Sainte Marine (Finistère)

In spite of his quiet modesty, Bertrand de Broc is one of the major figures in the Vendée Globe. A real character. The young boy, who sailed for the first time on a Requin with his grandfather on the Odet River in the seventies has come a long way. After racing in the Figaro for the first time at the age of just 18, Bertrand went on to race on all types of boat with one or more hulls achieving many successes and some epic podium places. As in the 1994 Transat AG2R when he sailed with his cousin, Marc Guillemot missing out on winning the race by just 63 seconds to the duo formed by Roland Jourdain and Jean Le Cam… We all know what happened to those four sailors, as all of them became Vendée Globe heroes.

The legend of Bertrand de Broc came about due to an incident at sea, which earned him the nickname of Rambo: injured in the face in the 1992-1993 Vendée Globe, he sewed his tongue back together at sea, guided from ashore by the race doctor.

Bertrand also came up with the concept of Votre nom autour du monde, a precursor of crowdfunding that has now become so popular. Hundreds of small sponsors contributed modest sums. The idea has developed. Bertrand is above all a great sailor, who knows instinctively how to sail quickly and is always at one with the sea. He has gained a lot of experience. While he was forced to retire after suffering damage in 1993 and 1996, he overcame fate in the last edition by completing the voyage and finishing in ninth place. he will be setting off for the fourth time in the Vendée Globe, which is something that deserves our full respect.

Achievements

MACSF

IMOCA monohull

MACSF
  • Sail number : FRA21
  • The boat’s previous names: Brit Air, Votre Nom Autour du Monde
  • Designer: Groupe Finot Conq
  • Chantier : Multiplast
  • Launch Date: 01 July 2007
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,90 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Displacement (weight): 8 tonnes
  • Number of drifts: 2
  • Mast height: 29,7 m
  • Keel blade: NC
  • Upwind sail area: 300 m²
  • Downwind sail area: 600 m²

The boat: MACFS

A very good boat, she knows her way around the world too. She is Armel Le Cléac’h’s old boat, which was raced in the colours of Brit Air, before Bertrand de Broc sailed her in the last Vendée Globe. She has already been around the world three times (twice in the Vendée Globe and once in the Barcelona World Race) and has built up a great list of successes (2nd in the Artemis Transat, 2nd in the Route du Rhum, 2nd in the 2008 Vendée Globe). The boat will be fine tuned with work scheduled for 2015 and 2016. So, Bertrand hopes to shave a week off the time it took him in the last Vendée Globe (92 days).

Contact Press

Marina DUCROS
+33 (0)6 98 41 99 77
marina.ducros@macsf.fr

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