Jérémie Beyou

A seasoned and enthusiastic sailor in both singlehanded and double-handed format, the Breton skipper excels through his tenacity and his ability to keep pushing the envelope

Three months after securing third place in the Vendée Globe 2016-2017, Jérémie Beyou set off on his fourth consecutive campaign in the singlehanded round the world race, alongside a new partner, Charal. In April 2017, the company announced an extension to the partnership through until 2022. 

“The Vendée Globe is an extraordinary race. I’ve been lucky enough to complete it with a third place. It’s not just down to luck though, there’s also a lot of work involved for the whole team and I’m convinced that with these same people and with Charal, who have been supporting me with my approach, I’m capable of improving on third. Charal is the perfect partner for enabling me to win the Vendée Globe,” enthuses the skipper from Finistère in NW France.

On 8 November, 2020, Jérémie set off on his fourth Vendée Globe. The skipper of Charal finished 13th in the round-the-world race after a voyage initially punctuated by an early return to Port Olona to repair various damage just a few days after the start. After hittinig the racetrack again 9 days after his rivals in a well-executed pursuit, he managed to overtake 13 IMOCAs. A great recompense for the skipper who started this challenge as one of the great favourites this year and had to put his competitive nature to one side to fulfil other goals. 

Sailing Highlights

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 2ème
2021: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd
2020-21 : Vendée Globe - 13th (89d 18h 55m 58s)
2020 : Défi Azimut - winner
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - winner
2019: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
Défi Azimut - 1st
Rolex Fastnet Race – Winner
2018: Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - ABD
Défi Azimut Runs - Winner
Volvo Ocean Race - Winner with Dongfeng Race Team
2016-17: Vendée Globe - 3rd
2016: Transat NY - Vendée - Winner
2015: Solitaire du Figaro 2015 - 4th
Tour de France à la Voile - 10th
Transat Jacques Vabre - Withdrawal
2014: Route du Rhum - 2nd in IMOCA
Solitaire du Figaro - Winner
2013: Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd
Solitaire du Figaro - 5th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd with Christopher Pratt
2012: Vendée Globe - Withdrawal
2011: Transat Jacques Vabre - Winner with Jean-Pierre Dick
2003: Transat Jacques Vabre - 4th with Vincent Riou
2001: La Solitaire du Figaro - 4th