31 years old
ST NAZAIRE (44)
Quality technician in aeronauticshttp://www.minifury.com Go to skipper medias
From the idea to reality!
Christophe discovered sailing as a teenager, at 15. “I come from a sports dinghy background, more accurately the world of the skiff 49er / RS 700 with day races spanning several days, where you sleep in a proper bed at night.” He’s the first to admit that his early days in Mini were difficult, but the sailor from Saint Nazaire make no secret of how stoked he is to be at the start of the Mini-Transat La Boulangère. “Originally, it was just a little idea at the back of my mind whilst keeping up with the offshore racing news. Then I got to know and track the progress of acquaintances and friends who were on the circuit and that’s where the idea transformed into a project. Things became concrete when a training hub was set up a stone’s throw from home, which I saw as a sign”.
Christophe promptly took things to another level at that point and bought Bruno Simonnet’s old boat, a D2, No.744. “She’s a boat that suits me to a T. Bruno will also be at the start of the Mini-Transat this year on another D2, the 757. We’re going to be rivals”.
Christophe sees this first Atlantic crossing as a fantastic human and sporting experience and really hopes he can enjoy it to the full. “I’m in it for the adventure, to have fun on the water, to enjoy myself, to surpass myself and hunt down my limits. It’s a good way to take a step back, refocus, grow and also put a few people behind me (it is a race after all…)”
Nautical track record
- Pornichet Select 2019: 35th
- Plastimo Lorient Mini 2019: 29th
- Duo Concarneau Challenge BFR Marée Haute 2018: 14th
- Mini en Mai 2018: 26th
- Pornichet Select 2018: 21st
- Plastimo Lorient Mini 6.50 2018: 13th