Skipper

Yves Le Blevec

(FR) Born on 15/07/1965 Lives in La Trinité-sur-Mer

Biography

Yves Le Blévec is an example of perseverance and humility. Willing, curious and a good listener, he has dared, progressed, learned and constantly pushed back his boundaries. A native of Palaiseau in the Paris suburbs, Yves le Blévec spent his childhood with his gaze turned towards the sea. He then moved to Trinité-sur-Mer and for the first time got to grips with the world of ocean racing in a shipyard.
In 2001, his dream came true, as he left the shipyard and made his debut on the Mini class circuit. Actual, a temporary employment agency in Laval, stepped in to give him a helping hand and have been supporting him ever since! In 2002 and in 2005, Yves joined Bruno Peyron’s crew as quartermaster for two Jules Verne Trophies, of which both round-the-world voyages proved victorious!

Yves Le Blévec picked up his first major victory in 2007 on the Mini Transat, which was both a turning point in his career and a confirmation of his talent. He moved up to the Multi 50 circuit, discovering, learning, developing and making a name for himself, but always with humility and determination. This brought him many more wonderful triumphs, but also a few mishaps, which comes with the territory for those who dare...
In 2015, after six seasons in the Multi 50 class, Yves le Blévec and his long-standing partners, the Actual Group, decided to give their shared adventure a new dimension by moving to the Ultim trimarans class. He has taken part in all the races on the circuit and 2017 has witnessed the setting of an unprecedented challenge in multi-hulled boats: a round-the-world voyage from east to west.

Record

  • 2011 : winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre.
  • 2013: 2nd on the Transat Jacques Vabre.
  • 2014: 4th on the Route du Rhum.
  • 2016: 3rd on The Transat Bakerly.

Boat

ACTUAL-Grand Large Emotion

  • Architect : VPLP, bureaux d'études du Gitana Team, HDS
  • Construction site : Boat Speed (Australie)
  • Launch date : 01/01/2010
  • Length : 24
  • Beam : 18.31
  • Displacement : 7 t
  • Mast height : 30.43
  • Main sail area : 180
  • Upwind sail area : 310
  • Downwind sail area : 450

Sponsor's presentation

Anticipating tomorrow’s human resources and training allows Actual to supply the utmost flexibility required to provide companies with the right profiles at the right moment and in the most suitable ways. With its Actual 2021 corporate project, the Actual Group is reinforcing its national development strategy to contribute, in a radical and innovative way, to promoting human resource capital in businesses, better employability of all workers and greater community commitment.

Press contacts

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