BACH FREDERIC

39 years old

France

Moëlan-sur-Mer (29)

In a relationship, "one and a half child" (due date early August)

Marine technician

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“I regularly set myself new challenges”

“I’m not someone who started on an Optimist at the age of 5 and has a background racing dinghies. I’m more of an all-round athlete involved in multiple sports. I began with windsurfing and then sampled the delights of kitesurfing when it was still the sport’s early days. I also go running, downhill mountain biking and I regularly set myself new challenges.” Frédéric Bach finds something to assuage his thirst for a challenge in the Mini-Transat.

In 2017, he climbed aboard a friend’s Pogo 2 with whom he took part in several races. “I caught the bug then and there and I wanted my own Mini and the chance to cross the Atlantic. I tracked down a Mistral 6.50 in poor condition and in need of a bit of love and attention. She called out to me, she’s my Kirikou! I wanted to make her sing again. I’d only had her two minutes when I gave her a complete overhaul inside and out. She’s ready for an adventure.” Frédéric competed in his first singlehanded race in the Mini en Mai 2018. After that, he completed all the events for his first season at the helm of his project.

Frédéric Bach has been working in boatyards since he was 20. He’s spent several years as team manager in the construction and finishing off of a Mini (the Pogo 2). “I know these boats like the back of my hand. My skills in construction, deck hardware and electronics will be a real bonus in the preparation and in the race itself should any repairs be required.”

Nautical track record:

- Windsurfing and kitesurfing experiences
- Double-handed race on a Mini in 2017
- Participation in races on the Mini circuit in 2018 and 2019