Boat Type: Opium 39 Wauquiez
Sail Number: FRA 37517
In the last 10 years, I have raced 3 times across the Atlantic on the occasion of Transquadrasolo: one double handed (2005/2006) and one solo (2008/2009) on my previous boat, Morvran 5 (First 36.7), and 2011/2012 solo on Morvran 6 (Opium 39).
Morvran 6 IRC rating unfortunately exceeds the new maximum set for the Transquadra, and I sailed earlier this year The Barquera (solo) and Pornic-Gijon-Pornic (double handed with my wife, first race for her since we were in our 20's !!!).
Originating from Brittanny, racing THE Fastnet on my own boat has always been a dream, and racing it solo for this inaugurating event is even more exciting !
On top of it, I noticed a couple of good friends are already appearing on the provisional list of entrants, and sailing among them is definitely adding to the anticipated pleasure and challenge of the race.