• 890 Serie
  • Institut BERGONIE
  • drapeau FRA M • 23/01/1990 • 32 years old
  • drapeau FRA M23/01/199032 years old


After having raced in Open 5.00, J109 and then Melges 24, Pierre Blanchot rocks up on the Mach 6.50 circuit, where he rubs shoulders with some great sailors like Isabelle Joschke, Yves Le Blévec and Sandrine Berthot, who’d enjoyed a stint at the Mini school. “Whilst chatting with them, I realised that racing around the cans was great, but it might be nice to have a look at what was going on further afield”, explains the sailor, who promptly quit his job with the industrial designer Philippe Starck, in Paris, to climb aboard a support boat in the Mini Transat 2015.

In amongst them, I saw a group who enjoyed a laugh, were great mates and were having a ball. I decided on the spot that I too would have a crack at it”, explains the young interior designer, who has spent the past four years focusing on the launch of his company in Bordeaux, punctuated by the purchase of an Ofcet 6.60, in late 2019, after another transatlantic passage, albeit eastbound on that occasion. “It enabled me to see that I still loved the open ocean and that I was ready”, explains Pierre. Fully focused on his campaign since January, he’s left little to chance in his preparation and is delighted at the prospect of the adventure that awaits him. Within the context of that adventure, he’s opted to fly the flag of the Institut Bergonié, a regional centre battling cancer in Nouvelle-Aquitaine, which is in charge of a three-pronged mission of treatment, research and education, in a multidisciplinary practice across all these domains. What is he hoping to get out of this experience? Spinnaker, spinnaker and spinnaker, as well as a wonderful finish! I hope to be able to make the most of every moment I spend at sea and not just have my mind focused on performance. I’m lucky to get the chance to do the Mini Transat and I want to savour it as much as possible!”



His boat

  • Boat Number: 890
  • Boat Race Name: Institut BERGONIE
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2015
  • Modèle: Ofcet
  • Énergie à bord: Pile à combustible

Label Bleue

  • École Sacré Coeur, 56600 Plouay

His project



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