Jean LE CAM Yes We Cam!

Jean LE CAM

5th participation

FR

61 years old

La Forêt-Fouesnant (29)

A reciprocal attachment between the Vendée Globe and Jean Le Cam was born as early as his first participation in 2004-2005. The sailor already had a comfortable track record. But he became well-known to the general public through his talents of nagivation, and also because he spoke easily and explained off-shore racing with everyday words and off-beat humour. No wonder the public has always loved the way he recounts his round-the-worlds, his complete sincerity, his desire to share emotions…

Achievements

2017

Vendée Globe 2016-2017, 6th

2015

Barcelona World Race 2014-2015, 1st

2013

Transat Jacques Vabre, 1st

2012

Vendée Globe, 5th

2010 Figaro
Transat AG2R, 4th

2009

Participation in the Vendée Globe (retired in 3rd position)

2008

Transat AG2R, 4th

2006

Route du Rhum, 2nd
Champion du Monde FICO

2005

Transat Jacques Vabre, 3rd
Vendée Globe, 2nd

2002

Route des Phares, 2nd

2001

Transat Jacques Vabre, 4th

1999

Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 1st

1996

Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 1st

1994

Figaro : Solitaire du Figaro, 1st
Transat AG2R Lorient – Saint-Barth, 1st

Portrait

Jean LE CAM

A reciprocal attachment between the Vendée Globe and Jean Le Cam was born as early as his first participation in 2004-2005. The sailor already had a comfortable track record. But he became well-known to the general public through his talents of nagivation, and also because he spoke easily and explained off-shore racing with everyday words and off-beat humour. No wonder the public has always loved the way he recounts his round-the-worlds, his complete sincerity, his desire to share emotions and the child’s view he adopts to spread his passion.

 

However, the Vendée Globe hasn’t always been gentle with him. In 2004-2005, he fell short of victory when he could actually have won it after rounding Cape Horn with 250 miles on Vincent Riou, his best opponent. In 2008, the race stopped for him off the same Cape Horn after he capsized following the loss of his keel. As if their destinies were connected, it is again Vincent Riou who came to save him. In 2016, he managed to collect the necessary budget at the last minute to take the start once again.

 

 

Nevertheless, the sailor has strong assets : always on track, he is considered one of the navigators who knows best how to take care of his boat. Over these editions, he has discovered a passion for video and his clips are full of creative humour and uncompromising words. A Vendée Globe without Jean Le Cam would definitely lose its flavour…

IMOCA monohull

Yes We Cam!

It’s on this boat that Michel Desjoyeaux masterfully won his Vendée Globe 2008-2009. Substantially revised, the boat got a makeover - the lines of the bow have been modified to give it additional power. It is with this configuration that Jean Le Cam and Swiss navigator Bernard Stamm won the Barcelona World Race 2014.

Although the boat can no longer claim a fight with the brand-new IMOCAs, it can nonetheless join the front runners of the peloton, when in the hands of the skipper that knows it so well.

Yes We Cam!

  • Sail number : 001
  • The boat’s previous names: Cheminées Poujoulat - Mare - Maître CoQ - Mapfre - Foncia
  • Designer: Bruce Farr design
  • Chantier : CDK Technologies
  • Launch Date: 03 January 2007
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,90m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Displacement (weight): 8t
  • Number of drifts: 2
  • Mast height: 28m
  • Keel blade: acier forgé
  • Upwind sail area: 300m2
  • Downwind sail area: 620m2

Press contact

Agence Kaori

Marine Rafflin

Tel : 06 50 12 54 02

Laurence Caraës

Tel : 06 80 66 30 69

Mail : yeswecam@kaori.fr

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