Loïc Blin
Loïc Blin

Loïc Blin

  • 871 Serie
  • Technique Voile
  • drapeau FRA M • 20/11/1985 • 35 years old
  • Le Bono
  • drapeau FRA M20/11/198535 years old
  • Le Bono

Portrait

Loïc Blin is the kind of person that is always on the move. After graduating from high school and two first years of medical school that lead to nothing, he studied biology before getting an undergraduate in environmental studies. But not convinced with a teacher’s life, the most logical choice after his studies, he backed his bags, left his native Alps and went on a year-long road trip in New Zealand. By the time he made his way back to France Loïc had made up his mind: he put aside biology and decided to embrace his passion: sailing. After graduating from the Nautical Institute of Brittany in Concarneau, he started his career as a skipper which saw him take part in multiple regattas, deliver boats and work on the preparation of racing boats, amongst other things. Three factors pushed Loïc towards the Mini Transat: his encounter with Tanguy Le Turquais who was preparing his Mini campaign, his brother Aymeric’s unsuccessful 2015 Mini Transat experience, and his first sail across the Atlantic on one of the support boats of the 2015 Mini Transat alongside Ronan Jehanno. Today, everything seems to be as aligned as can be, with his job as a technical salesman he’s had for the last four years with the sailing-making company Technique Voile allowing him to adapt his schedule. But even better, it has allowed him to work on the development of his own sails with an experience team, amongst which are former Mini sailors Benoît Hantzperg and Fred Duthil. His goals? “Racing is part of my DNA so I’m here to compete against the others” states Loïc, who built up his racing experience dinghy-sailing on the Leman lake and didn’t chose a Production Mini by default. “I like a fair fight, one where we have the same odds. After finishing 10th in the French Single-Handed Offshore Sailing Championship in the Mini 6.50 Class, followed by a 4th place-finish at the Marie-Agnès Peron Trophy in 2020, a Top-10 finish in Guadeloupe would be a satisfaction.”

Palmares

2020

  • Championnat de France course au large en solitaire - 10th
MINI MOI

His boat

  • Boat Number: 871
  • Boat Race Name: MINI MOI
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2014
  • Modèle: Pogo 3
  • Energie à bord: Panneaux solaires

Label Bleue

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