Fabrice Amedeo

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Journalist or sailor? Both at the same time! Originally from Segré near Angers, Fabrice Amedeo is in civilian street holder of a press card and writes for the Figaro newspaper.

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37 years old, LEVALLOIS - FRANCE

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Journalist or sailor? Both at the same time! Originally from Segré near Angers, Fabrice Amedeo is in civilian street holder of a press card and writes for the Figaro newspaper. He became Interested in the sea because of cruises on his family’s small 22-foot boat, he has since led a double life. Working for the Paris-based newspaper and spending his holidays and his free time out on the water.

After competing in IRC races, such as the Spi Ouest France and the Fastnet, he switched directions somewhat in 2008 moving to the very demanding Figaro school, thanks to a six-month break to gain experience of the Solitaire and the Transat AG2R. But Fabrice Amedeo is also an author. He has so far written six books, half of which are about ocean racing. A graduate in Philosophy and Politics, he found the means to compete in a Class40, boats that are halfway between the Figaro and the big 60-foot IMOCAs we see in the Vendée Globe. He was able to learn a lot alongside professionals like Armel Tripon, with whom he achieved some success with podium places in this circuit.

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Prizes

2008
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – Retired
  • Transat AG2R – Retired
2010
  • Route du Rhum – 26th (Class40)
2012
  • Solitaire du Chocolat – 3rd (Class40)
  • Transat Québec-St Malo – 4th (Class40)
2013
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – 6th (Class40)
2014
  • Route du Rhum – 9th (Class40)
2015
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – 8th (E. Peron)
  • Transat St Barth – Port La Forêt – 2nd
Fabrice Amedeo

Monocoque IMOCA

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The concept was drawn up by Loïck Peyron for the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe. The boat was designed by Farr and built in New Zealand and has always had top class names at her helm. Under the name, Synerciel, she was Jean Le Cam’s boat in the last Vendée Globe (5th). She finished the last Barcelona World Race on the podium (3rd place). A good boat for Fabrice, as the boat is considered to be reliable and remains fast. Work is currently being carried out on her.

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The boat's previous names : Synerciel, GAES Centros Auditivos, Renault, Gitana Eighty
Designer : Farr Yacht Design (USA)
Boat Builder : Southern Ocean Marine / Nouvelle Zélande
Launch date : 01 july 2007
Length : 18,28 m
Beam : 5,80 m
Draught : 4,50 m
Displacement (weight) : 8,7 t
Mast height : 28 m
Upwind sail area : 270 m²
Downwind sail area : 560 m²

Boat

Technical Plan

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Contact

Press

Marie Le Berrigaud-Perochon Agence Rivacom +33 6 03 49 93 04