Charlie DALIN


Charlie DALIN

36 years old

Concarneau (29)

Sailor but also architect… Charlie Dalin claims loud and strong that this double culture is a major asset to aim for victory in the Vendée Globe. His new Verdier plan is innovative and well-structured, like him – convinced that it’s the smallest details which make the biggest difference. With MerConcept, François Gabart’s company, Charlier has been able to express his vision while benefitting from the 2012 Vendée Globe winner’s and team’s obvious experience.

Charlie Dalin doesn’t leave much to pure chance. Everyone that has worked with him underlines his meticulous side, his high level of requirement, his permanent strive for excellence. After having learned on the Mini circuit, he entered the Pôle Finistère Course au Large of Port-la-Forêt and became one of its driving forces. Selected for the MACIF excellence team, he wore the colors of the team from 2015 to 2018. His results and involvement have earned him a selection as Apivia’s skipper, one of the branches of the insurance group.



IMOCA monohull

  • Sail number : FRA 79
  • Designer: Verdier
  • Chantier : CDK technologies - MerConcept
  • Launch Date: 05 August 2019
  • 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: 350m2
  • Downwind sail area: 560m2

Charlie Dalin’s new prototype is closely linked to its skipper. Charlie Dalin was very active in its design and many innovations are the results of collaborative thinking between the skipper and the architect. The deck of the boat is curved to allow a lower center of gravity but also to limit the height of supporting bulkheads, thus reducing the weight. Another innovation deals with the cabin - almost closed-up - which should enable the skipper to navigate well protected from choppy waves. With particularly massive foils, this new-born hopes to optimize its flight sequences while maintaining a relatively powerful and multipurpose hull.


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06 28 11 56 36

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