50-year-old Franck Cammas certainly has it:One of the best records in ocean sailing. Named the 2010-2020 Sailor of the Decade, in six appearances he won the Transat Jacques Vabre four times, three times in the Trimaran Groupama, once and two years ago in the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.
He holds the title in the queen category of Ultimes (together with Charles Caudrelier in the 2021 edition), but once again sets off on a 60-meter monohull Imoca towards the Coffee Route. And this time With Jérémie Beyou He said he plans to add another line to his CV, achieving a historic fifth victory as no captain has ever achieved this feat.
“But I don’t think about it, even though I’m reminded of it often. I am here to accompany Jérémie and together we will cross the finish line as winners,” explains the one who started sailing in Marseille at the age of ten, with his usual smile.
He has continued to gain success since then; 24-year-old Solitaire du Figaro, four-time Jacques Vabre, sailing Tour de France, Route du Rhum in 2010, world record in crewed touring, race in Volvo Ocean 2012…
“The performance is there today, Our duo works well. Our batteries are charged. All that’s left is to attack this Transat, where the first hours of the race promise to be tough »