Yann Elies

Quéguiner Group

Brought up like Jérémie Beyou and Armel Le Cléac’h around the rocky coast of Morlaix Bay, Yann Eliès is an extremely gifted sailor, who is at ease on anything that floats with one or more hulls.

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42 years old - Auray - FRANCE

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Brought up like Jérémie Beyou and Armel Le Cléac’h around the rocky coast of Morlaix Bay, Yann Eliès is an extremely gifted sailor, who is at ease on anything that floats with one or more hulls. There must be something in the genes, as in the family, sailing has been passed down. His father Patrick was well known for his Grand Slam in the Solitaire and Yann also has an exceptional list of achievements. He has won just about everything, including the Solitaire du Figaro three times (like Poupon, Le Cam, Desjoyeaux and Beyou) and no fewer than ten legs in the prestigious event, a record he shares with a certain Jean Le Cam. He continued to clock up successes in the Jules Verne Trophy and was used to smashing the crewed round the world record with the Peyrons. He is quite simply on top form.

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Prizes

1998
  • National Figaro in crew – Winner
2001
  • Generali Solo – Winner (Class40)
  • National Figaro in crew – Winner
2002
  • Holder of the Jules Verne Trophy
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 10th
2003
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 13th
  • French solo offshore champion (Mumm30)
2004
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 2nd
  • French solo offshore champion
  • Generali Solo – Winner (Class40)
2005
  • Holder of the Jules Verne Trophy
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 5th
2006
  • French solo offshore champion
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 5th
2007
  • Transat B to B – 4th
2008
  • Vendée Globe – Retired
  • Artemis Transat – 3rd
2009
  • Watch leader in the Jules Verne Trophy
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 2nd
  • Transmanche – Winner (Class40)
  • Solo Concarneau – Winner (Class40)
2010
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – 17th
2011
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – 5th (M. Guillemot)
  • Round Britain and Ireland Record
  • Armen Race – Winner
2012
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – Winner of the 1st and the 3rd legs
  • European Tour – 2nd (Mod70)
  • Solo Les Sables – 2nd (Class40)
2013
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – Winner (Multi 50)
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – Winner
  • Solo Arrimer – Winner (Class40)
  • Solo Concarneau – 4th (Class40)
2014
  • Route du Rhum – 7th (Ultime)
  • Solo Maître Coq – 4th (Class40)
  • Solo Concarneau – Winner (Class40)
2015
  • Transat Jacques Vabre – 3rd (C. Darlin)
  • La Solitaire du Figaro – Winner
  • Solo Concarneau – 3rd (Class40)
  • Solo Maître Coq – Winner (Class40)
  • Solo Basse Normandie – Winner (Class40)
Yann Elies

Monocoque IMOCA

IMOCA60 QUEGUINER – LEUCEMIE ESPOIR

Yann is setting off aboard Marc Guillemot’s old boat, which made it to the Vendée Globe podium in 2009 (3rd). She is the precursor to all the new generation boats, the first IMOCA resulting from the work done by the VPLP design team and Guillaume Verdier. Since then, everyone has gone for this subtle mixture of light weight and power. Number 29, optimised by Yann and his team, is bound to want to express herself. “She is a legendary boat and still performs well,” said her new skipper.

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Boat

Technical Sheet

Boat's previous name : Safran
Designer : VPLP-Verdier
Boat Builder : Naval de Larros (CNL)
Launch date : 01 august 2007
Lenght : 18,28 m
Beam : 5,70 m
Draught : 4,50 m
Displacement (weight) : 8 tonnes
Mast Heigh : 29,50 m
Upwind sail area : 300 m²
Downwind sail area : 650 m²

Boat

Technical Plan

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Fanny Evenat Agence Rivacom +33 6 48 14 25 04