A mad talent, an iron will, a man raised in the roughness of North Brittany, Yann is one of those respected Breton sailors.
Briochin chose the path of the open sea rather than that of the school benches at a very young age. At 23, he took part in his first Solitaire du Figaro, his first love of ocean racing, which he ran 17 times and won three times...
Solitary to the core, Yann discovered the adventure of the double in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2007 and won a Multi 50 race alongside Erwan Le Roux in 2013. He will double his bet on this transatlantic race in 2017 in Imoca with Jean-Pierre Dick.
His experience is also gained in multihulls on the Jules Verne Trophy with Orange but also on the Route du Rhum in 2014 with the MOD 70 Paprec Recyclage... entrusted by Jean-Pierre Dick ! The story continued with the gentleman skipper who entrusted him with his Imoca in the UCAR-StMichel colours and with whom Yann Eliès finished second in the 2018 Route du Rhum.
2018: Route du Rhum-Dest.Guadeloupe - 2nd
2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - 1st
Vendée Globe - 5th
2016: Transat NY-Vendée - 11th
2015: Solo Maître CoQ - 1st
Solitaire du Figaro - 1st
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 3rd
2014: La Route du Rhum 2014 - 7th Ultime
2013: La Solitaire du Figaro - 1st
2013: Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 - Winner Multi50, E.Le Roux
2012: La Solitaire du Figaro - 1st
2009: La Solitaire du Figaro - 2nd
2008: Vendée Globe - Retired
2006: Champion de France de Course au Large
2005: Jules Verne Trophy - Orange 2
2004: Champion de France de Course au Large
2004: La Solitaire du Figaro - 2nd
2004: Générali Solo - 1st
2003: Tour de France à la Voile - 2nd
2002: Jules Verne Trophy - Orange