28 years old
In a relationship
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“Why not me?”
“I’ve always dreamed of doing singlehanded offshore racing. I’m very familiar with the starts of the major French races having gone along on numerous occasions to pay tribute to these sailors who leave the dock to confront the open ocean. I go there to dream and to see these boats, which fascinate me and these sailors who head off to brave the unpredictable. And so why not me after all? It was a natural decision to go for the Mini-Transat for reasons of financial accessibility and a taste for adventure.”
If Julien Letissier feels ready to take on the challenge of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère, it’s because he’s been sailing from a very early age. “I did numerous family cruises and then very quickly got into racing, on a Laser and then crewed”, he explains. “I’ve been lucky enough to be able to share in some double-handed IRC seasons over recent years, which have really given me a taste for shorthanded offshore races.”
To get himself into the Mini, Julien has gone for a boat with a fine track record, a Pogo 3 devised and designed by Guillaume Verdier, which is well known in the Class by the name Mahi-Mahi. Charly Fernbach notably finished 4th aboard her in the Mini-Transat 2015 and then went on to win the Mini-Fastnet 2016. “This boat is both powerful and reassuring. She will be the perfect steed to take me across to the other side of the Atlantic”, Julien Letissier assures us.
Nautical track record:
- Participations in races on the Mini circuit in 2018 and 2019
- Winner of the CeltiKup 2017 (double-handed race)
- 2 podiums in the Spi Ouest France in 2012 and 2013
- 3 podiums in the Course Croisière Edhec between 2012 and 2015
- Races on a Laser, Open 570, J80, Grand Surprise and in IRC
- Numerous singlehanded delivery trips around Brittany and between England and France.