Oceanracing Profisegler Vincent Riou

Vincent Riou/PRB
2012 Vendee Globe DNF (Kollision Boje)
2010 5th Route du Rhum
2009 5th Transat J.Vabre
2008 Vendee Globe(Mastbruch)
2007 1st Calais Round Britain
2005 1st Vendee Globe
2003 4th Transat J.Vabre
2003 2nd Rolex Fastnet Race
2003 1st Calais- Round Britain
2001 4th Challenge Mondial Ass.
Portrait

Vincent Riou
Born : 9 January 1972 (31 yrs)
Live in : Loctudy – France
Nationality : French

Who better than Vincent Riou to take over the helm of PRB from Michel Desjoyeaux? Vincent has been Michel’s most trusted shore crew for years and was the first one to join his team when the boat was built in 1999. He followed through the construction of the boat, specializing in the electronics, mechanics and interior design. Desjoyeaux moved into the multihull scene and naturally handed the reigns of PRB straight to Riou.

There is no need for Riou to prove himself as he has been First Class8 French Champion three times, Figaro French crewed Champion, and scored a fourth in the Solitaire du Figaro and Générali Méditerranée. And now with his own Open 60, Riou has already won the Calais Round Britain Race, come 2nd in the Rolex Fastnet, and 4th in the Transat Jacques Vabre – he is a man who knows his racing machine and is on a mission to qualify for the Vendée Globe 2004. Riou is taking on the mantle of a champion and the reigns of a winning boat, and he should do well.