MARIE-GALANTE

Boat specifications:

Class: Class 40
Sail number: 89
Length: 12,19 m
Beam: 4,5 m
Draught: 3 m
Home port: Marie Gallante (les Antilles)
Designer: Marc Lombard
Yard: Mctec Tunisie
Materials: Glassfibre
Year of launch: 2008
Displacement: 4.511 tonnes
Ballast weight:
Type of rig: Rod
Daggerboard:
Type of keel: Fixed
Ballast tanks: 750 x 2
Upwind sail surface: 115 m2
Downwind sail surface: 290 m2
Source of onboard energy: Nanni engine

Skippers

  • Dominique Rivard

    Dominique Rivard

    20 years in the Caribbean, triathlete, cylcing at national elite level (International Tour de Guadeloupe, won the Tour de Marie-Galante in 2003 with the UVMG) 2 long distance kite surf records in 2006 and 2007, swimming across Marie-Galante / les Saints, kayaking, diving

    Portrait

    Place of residence: Capesterre de Marie Galante (97)
    Place of birth: Tours
    Date of birth: 18/03/1967
    Nationality: French
    Marital status: Married, 3 child
    Profession: Physiotherapist-masseur
    Pastimes, hobbies apart from sailing: Family, animals on the farm, flours, salsa, tarot

    • Your objectives in the 2013 TJV:

      Preparation for the Route du Rhum including racing out from the Channel, passage of depressions, learning sleep management, checking in against other boats of the class.

    • Greatest memory of the TJV:

    • Worst memory of the TJV:

    • Commitment to sustainable development:

    • Number of transatlantic sailings:

      2

    • Number of previous Transat Jacques Vabre races

      0

    Skipper's achievements:

    2013:
    Participation in the RORC 600 nm Antigua
    12th in the Les Sables/Horta

    2012:
    Winner of the Triskell Cup

  • Wilfrid Clerton

    Wilfrid Clerton

    Portrait

    Place of residence: Lauzières
    Place of birth: La Rochelle
    Date of birth: 13/04/1971
    Nationality: French
    Marital status: Married, 2 kids
    Profession: Agent in the marina in La Rochelle and SARL manager
    Pastimes, hobbies apart from sailing: Ski, voiles, voiles bateaux de courses

    • Your objectives in the 2013 TJV:

      Finish the race mid fleet, or better if possible

    • Greatest memory of the TJV:

    • Worst memory of the TJV:

    • Commitment to sustainable development:

    • Number of transatlantic sailings:

    • Number of previous Transat Jacques Vabre races

      0

    Skipper's achievements:

    Résultats 2008:
    3rd Trophée Petit Navire
    1st Trophée SNSM
    Record SNSM: St Nazaire-St Malo 1d 23H2’52’’
    5th 1 000 Milles de la Brittany Ferries 
    4th World Championships
    Transat Québec St Malo: abandon damage on dleivery

    Results 2009:
    5th Trophée Petit Navire
    21st Tour de Belle Ile 
    1st Tour de l’Ile de Ré
    6th Transmanche 
    2nd Trophée SNSM
    2nd Les Sables Horta Les Sables 
    6th Rolex Fasnet 
    7th World Championships 

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