24 years old
Single without pressure
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Kevin in the starting blocks!
A native of Grenoble, Kevin Bloch put in his first tacks in the Baie de Douarnenez on an Optimist. “My first sailing lesson was a revelation for me. I discovered the joys of being at sea, of being the captain of my ship and being responsible for it”, he explains. Kevin continued sailing in his home region, but his time out on the water wasn’t long enough for his liking. At that point, Kevin joined the Pôle Espoir training hub in Brest and spent three years sailing at the top level in 420.
Having bagged his A’ levels, he joined the ENSTA Bretagne, a college which trains up engineers in naval architecture. Still in Brest, he racked up some solid experience sailing on various craft, before participating in a race that would change his life, the Mini Fastnet 2016. “That was when I realised that the circuit was accessible to me and that I was very keen to prepare for the Mini Transat 2019”, he explains. “With college allowing me to have a flexible timetable, the time is ripe for me to kickstart my offshore racing project. The Mini circuit is the perfect place to learn and to advance in this sport. Doing a transatlantic passage is another dream of mine, so why not combine the two?”
Kevin is taking the start with a Pogo 2, number 697, on which Mathieu Lambert completed the Mini-Transat 2017. “She’s a reliable boat, which is fast in light airs. The fleet of Pogo 2s is substantial, which means we can have a race within a race.”
Nautical track record:
- Got into sailing and competition on an Optimist (4th in the French Championship 2009)
- 420 and then J80 competitions
- 40th in the Mini Fastnet 2016
- Participation in races on the Mini circuit in 2018 (including Les Sables-Les Açores-Les Sables) and 2019