Cyril OMS
Cyril OMS

Cyril OMS

  • 591 Serie
  • Fantomas
  • drapeau FRA M • 15/08/1974 • 47 years old
  • Lorient
  • drapeau FRA M15/08/197447 years old
  • Lorient

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Cyril Oms didn’t get off to a great start in sailing.

When I was 8 years old, my parents signed me up for an Optimist training course. I hated it!” exclaims the Parisian, who opted instead for swimming, which saw him compete at a high level for many years until, quite by chance, he ended up on a Mini 6.50 alongside François Jambou, in 2018. “I immediately relished the experience. As a result, completely on a whim, I decided to buy a Pogo 2. When it came down to getting her back to Lorient from La Rochelle, I barely knew how to tack or hoist the mainsail. I knew nothing about the sea and I’d never realised it would be so hard”, recalls the former lawyer, who today works for a major bank to combat money laundering and tax evasion.

Feeling a little humiliated and totally overwhelmed by events at the time, he considered backtracking and giving up on his campaign. However, by dint of determination and self-sacrifice, the skipper of Fantomas got back in the driving seat and joined the Lorient Grand Large racing cluster. I gradually improved my navigational skills and felt increasingly comfortable on the boat. Today, the seasickness is behind me even before I get to Groix Island!” jokes Cyril, who has clearly broken down a huge amount of barriers in the past two and a half years and is delighted at the prospect of experiencing his first singlehanded transatlantic. I hope to be able to sail a clean race and sail some coherent trajectories. The icing on the cake would naturally be to complete the course.”

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His boat

  • Boat Number: 591
  • Boat Race Name: Fantomas
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2005
  • Modèle: Pogo 2
  • Énergie à bord: Panneaux solaires et pile à combustible

Label Bleue

  • Ecole Publique des Deux Rivières, 56400 Crach

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