LANCIEN VINCENT

29 years old

France

ST NAZAIRE

In a relationship

Works at Airbus

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Seventh heaven?

Vincent Lancien is writing a whole new chapter in the life of one of the Class Mini’s most iconic boats. Since her launch in 2007, this prototype has participated in every edition of the Mini-Transat, first with her architect Sam Manuard at the helm in 2007, Stéphane Le Diraison in 2009, Etienne David in 2011, Louis Segré in 2013, Vincent Grison in 2015 and Aurélien Poisson in 2017. “All of them managed to complete the race, so it’s down to me to do the same!” explains Vincent. “I’m lucky to have an extremely reliable boat, which is pretty simple to sail. Given that she’s called Roll My Chicken, everyone calls her the poulet (French for chicken)!”

Before getting into the Mini, Vincent Lancien was an experienced sailor but had never sailed singlehanded or really been into racing. However, he’s gone for it, respecting his motto to the letter: “Nothing’s impossible, you just have to give yourself the tools to succeed.” There is nothing trivial about the adventure he’s undertaking either. “It’s a personal challenge to prepare a boat for two years so that she’s capable of crossing the Atlantic and to prepare myself so that I can do the same”, he says. Beyond the competitive element, Vincent intends to really relish the delights of offshore sailing: “The sunsets, the beauty of the sky at night, the phosphorescent plankton and the solitude…”

Nautical track record

- Learned to sail on a Mousquetaire
- Various experiences on a Gouteron 445, Hobie Cat 16 and First 27
- Participation in races on the Mini circuit since 2018 (5th in the Plastimo Lorient Mini 6.50 in 2018, 4th in the Pornichet Select and the Mini en Mai in 2019)