Oceanracing Profisegler Michel Desjoyeaux „der Professor“

Michel Desjoyeaux
„der Professor“
2009 2nd Transat J.Vabre
2008 1st Vendee Globe
2007 1st Transat Jacques Vabre
2006 4th Route du Rhum
2005 2nd Figaro Race
2004 1st The Transat
2003 4th Transat J.Vabre
2002 1st Route du Rhum
2000 1st Vendee Globe
Porträt 2004
Michel gewinnt überlegen das Vendee Globe Race 2008/2009
Der beste Segler der Welt


This gifted sailor that combines method with talent, turns everything he touches into gold. In the month of June 2004, he became the only sailor in history to amass as many victories in such prestigious races as the Solitaire du Figaro, the Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum and The Transat.

Immersed from a very early age in the universe of sailing, with a father who was the co-founder of the famous sailing school of the Glénans, Michel Desjoyeaux devoted himself entirely to the Figaro initially (he won the Solitaire twice), prior to winning the Vendée Globe 2000-2001, on his first participation.     Michel Desjoyeaux
Benoît Stichelbaut / Effets Mer©
Emulator of the Formula 40 then navigator on « Hydroptère », Mich’ Desj’ has always had an interest in multihulls. Logically he took the helm of his ocean-going trimaran Géant in 2002 and continued on his winning way. Since taking victory in the Route du Rhum 2002, an achievement that has gone down in the history books, he has just won his second single-handed transatlantic, the most difficult of all, The Transat… pulverising the reference time for the event in the process. His two victories in two years aboard a very recent trimaran constitute a veritable sporting achievement.

Michel Desjoyeaux in Kürze
geb.16.Juli 1965 in Concarneau
Ehefrau Marié, drei Kinder
Wohnort in Port La Forêt (Finistère)