It is a challenge out of the ordinary: 2 years of physical, psychological and technical preparation. But first of all, it is a human adventure with one main goal: Make you dream! Join us to cross the Atlantic, and let’s write this story all together!
I am 23 years old, and I am now studying a master degree in Business and Administration in Sweden. I’ve been sailing since I was 4 years old, and the sea is my playing field. 2 years ago I started this project in order to defend the offshore sailing values, and to provide you with new dreams. Self-support, communication, sharing, respect, and self-transcendence make this story a real life lesson.
The Mini Transat: 1 Man, 1 Boat, 1 Ocean
The Mini Transat is an offshore race, performed alone on a 21ft boat. From Douarnenez to Point-a-Pitre in Guadeloupe, 3 600 miles, 20/25 days alone on this nutshell. The requirement of this race is that we don’t have any contact with the rest of the world; we only use a very simple system of navigation.
It is an amazing experience pushing our limits. 24/7 of sailing: it is a human challenge.
Before the start is going to happen in 2015, we have to respect some qualification rules: I have to sail 1000 miles alone for a qualification trip. And this trip will be in April 2014! On top, we also have to sail at least 1000 miles in other races!
This project has already begun
I’ve been sailing on my boat for 2 years by now! With more than 6000 miles of experience, I’ve already won two qualification races.
A strong experience
2006 – World championship of 49er at Aix les bains
2006 – Kiel Olympic week in Germany (on 49er)
2013 – 42th at the demi clé 6.50 (race mini 6.50)
2013 – 1st at the Armen race 2013 in Mini 6.50 series.
2013 – 1st out of 14 at the chrono 6.50,
2013 – 5th at Transgascogne 6.50 a double race.
To make you dream, Mademoiselle Iodée is the "star of the project"!
I’ve been the owner of Mademoiselle Iodée since May 2012: A tip top 6.50. She has already crossed the Atlantic during the Mini Transat in 2011! Born in 2007, Mademoiselle Iodée is a compromise between sturdiness and performance!
Start of the Transgascogne 6.50 2013
She is looking forward to sail again!
A busy schedule in 2014 !
05th April - La Lorient grand large - 150 miles in double - From Lorient to Pornichet
12th April - Pornichet Select - 300 miles alone - From Pornichet to Pornichet
End April - Qualification trip - 1000 miles alone – approximately 10 days
22th June - Mini Fastnet - 600 miles alone – From France to Ireland, and back to France
20th July - Les Sables Les Açores Les Sables - 2600 miles alone – From Les Sables d'Olonne to the Açores and back to the Sables - 20 day of race