Eric Bellion

After a round-the-world voyage on Kifouine between 2003 and 2006, a sailing record between Brittany and Mauritius with the Défi Intégration in 2010, and then the creation of Team Jolokia in 2011, Éric Bellion set off in 2016 on the Vendée Globe in order to convey a message about the richness of difference.

He finished ninth, first rookie, after 99 days and said at the finish that "doing and experiencing different things with different people, that's where the happiness lies.

Six years later, although he had sworn he would never be caught again, Éric Bellion decided to set up a new IMOCA project with a view to a second participation in the Vendée Globe in 2024, still with the same message and decided to make the world's most solitary competition a collective adventure.

Still under the colours of COMMEUNSEULHOMME, and supported by the company Altavia, the sailor returned to the IMOCA fleet on board Jean Le Cam's 60-foot boat (Hubert). He will then take part in all the races of the Championship in 2022 and at the same time manage the construction of his new IMOCA at Persico in Italy.

For this new adventure, the sailor wants something even more collective. In association with Jean Le Cam, he wants to bring together sailors to line up several one-design boats at the start of the next edition. His new hydrofoil-less boat should be launched in Port-la-Forêt in June 2023.

His co-skipper : Martin Le Pape Discover

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum - 23rd
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 16th
Vendée Arctique - 14th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 7th
2018: Route du Rhum (RhumMono) - out of time
2016-17: Vendée Globe - 9th
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th
Rolex Fastnet Race - 7th
2013: Rolex Fastnet Race (IRCZ) - 8th
Record SNSM - 1st
2011: Record des épices (Port-Louis Lorient - Port Louis Ile Maurice)