Guillaume DELEMAR
Guillaume DELEMAR

Guillaume DELEMAR

  • 739 Serie
  • drapeau FRA M • 04/04/1981 • 40 years old
  • CEMC - Concarneau
  • drapeau FRA M04/04/198140 years old
  • CEMC - Concarneau

Portrait

When he was 9 years old, two participants of the Mini Transat came to present their projects to his 4th grade class in Fouesnant. Ever since, he has dreamed of crossing the Atlantic himself.I remember that we had followed the race on a planisphere with little boats made of nutshells that we’d move along with blu tack. It’s what made me want to go sailing” recalls Guillaume Delemar. He started sailing an Optimist before moving up to windsurfing, followed by 420s and eventually having a go at keelboats for the Challenge Atlantique races. For a time, he went from race to race, until his professional life led him to the greater Paris region. It was a 10-year break from sailing, but the passion lived on strong.At a moment in my career I was able to make choices. The stars were aligned for me to move back to Brittany and it brought the Mini Transat back on the table he recalls. Guillaume is now a sales manager for Ino-Rope in Concarneau. For a time, he considered being at the start of the 2019 Mini Transat before reconsidering and postponing his project to better prepare it. “In the end is was the right decision” he explains. He is now part of the Mini 6.50 training center in Concarneau where he is able to benefit from François Jambou’s experience, the winner of the previous edition of the Mini Transat in the Prototype category. “It is an asset, for sure” says the skipper of the Nacira Adelaïde, who is seeking adventure above all else. I’ve been dreaming of those long downwind tacks in the trade winds with the spinnaker, and I have to admit I like the idea of heading towards the sun in the winter. It is also obviously a personal challenge, because even if the competition side that is pushing me, I know I’m going to have to draw on yet to be tapped resources.

Palmares

His boat

  • Boat Number: 739
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2009
  • Modèle: Nacira
  • Énergie à bord: Pile à combustible

Label Bleue

  • École Notre Dame d'Espérance, 29240 Fouesnant

His project

Follow

News

See all news