Jérémie BEYOU CHARAL

Jérémie BEYOU

4th participation

FR

44 years old

Larmor-Plage (56)

Jérémie Beyou has never been afraid of being a forerunner. Without waiting to see what the competition would do, he chose to quickly start the construction of his new IMOCA, Charal. Launched in 2018, his monohull was able to benefit from an additional year of preparation. A year during which Jérémie Beyou’s team worked at erasing the teething problems of the boat, making the systems more reliable and, most of all, sailing, again and again. A year after its launch,…

Achievements

2020

Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne, 1st

2019

Transat Jacques Vabre, 3rd
Rolex Fastnet Race, 1st

2018

Volvo Ocean Race, 1st

2016

Transat New York Vendée, 1st
Vendée Globe, 3rd

2014

Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe, 2nd
Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 1st

2013

Rolex Fastnet Race, 3rd
Transat Jacques Vabre, 3rd

2012

Vendée Globe, retired
MOD 70 : Krys Ocean Race, 3rd

2011

Transat Jacques Vabre, 1st
Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 1st

2010

Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 7th

2009

Cap Istanbul, 1st
Transat Jacques Vabre, 4th

2008

Vendée Globe, retired

2007

Calais Round Britain Race, 2nd

2005

Figaro : French Champion of the Course au Large en Solitaire
Solitaire du Figaro, 1st

2004

Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 3rd

2003

Transat Jacques Vabre, 3rd

2002

Figaro : French Champion of the Course au Large en Solitaire







Portrait

Jérémie BEYOU

Jérémie Beyou has never been afraid of being a forerunner. Without waiting to see what the competition would do, he chose to quickly start the construction of his new IMOCA, Charal. Launched in 2018, his monohull was able to benefit from an additional year of preparation. A year during which Jérémie Beyou’s team worked at erasing the teething problems of the boat, making the systems more reliable and, most of all, sailing, again and again. A year after its launch, Charal showed its potential during the last Rolex Fastnet Race in which the foiler clearly dominated its competitors. In the meantime, he had to learn how to balance perfectly this radically new boat, get used to sailing under foils and get familiar with high speeds. Nonetheless, this victory won’t satisfy the skipper. From his passed experiences, the sailor from the bay of Morlaix remembers that nothing should be taken for granted and only work can give you an edge. Meticulous, sometimes obstinate, Jérémie has built himself through his victories but also his failures. He has progressively learned to ignore his anxiety by trying to do things well. He has set himself an exceptional level of standards – an essential condition for anyone who aims for the victory around the world.

IMOCA monohull

CHARAL

First IMOCA of the new generation built, Charal contrasts radically with his predecessors. Relatively narrow, the monohull was designed to spend as much time as possible “flying”. During his first trips at sea, the VPLP plan showed an impressive potential, proving a new threshold had been crossed in the design of these boats. However, it took almost a year for Jérémie and his team to fully get to grips with this new machine which behaves differently than usual boats. The Fastnet revealed the possibilities of these new generation monohulls. The Transat Jacques Vabre will be a first large scale test to measure the efficiency of the concept over time.

CHARAL

  • Sail number : 08
  • Designer: VPLP
  • Chantier : CDK Technologies
  • Launch Date: 18 August 2018
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,85m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Displacement (weight): 8t
  • Number of drifts: foils
  • Mast height: 29m
  • Keel blade: acier
  • Upwind sail area: 320m2
  • Downwind sail area: 600m2

Press contact

Isabelle Delaune

id.relationspresse@orange.fr

06 20 53 90 14

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