Challenge

Michel Desjoyeaux’s achievements

2009
Winner of the Vendée Globe on the Foncia in 84 days, 3 hours, 9 minutes, 8 seconds

2007
Third place in the Transat B to B (Salvador de Bahia – Port-la-Forêt)
Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2007, 60-foot monohull category
Winner of the Trophée Clairefontaine 2007, with Christophe Espagnon and Xavier Revil
Winner of the Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro 2007 on the Figaro Foncia
Winner of the Trophée SNSM, 60-foot monohull category

2006 - Trimaran Géant
Fourth place in the Route du Rhum 2006
Second place in the Multicup 60
Third place in the Fécamp Grand Prix
Third place in the Portimao Grand Prix
Second place in the Marseilles Grand Prix
Second place in the Trapani Gran Premio d’Italia
Second place in the Conseil Général des Alpes Maritimes Trophy
Third place in the London-Alpes Maritimes

2005 - Trimaran et Figaro Géant
Third place in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Hugues Destremau
Second place in the La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro
Fourth place in the Corsican Grand Prix
Third place in the Marseilles Metropolis Grand Prix
Third place in the Galician Grand Prix

2004 - Trimaran Géant
Winner of the Transat
Second place in the Championnat ORMA
Third place in the Quebec – Saint Malo
Fourth place in the Marseilles Grand Prix
Sixth place in the Corsican Grand Prix
Fourth place in the Fécamp Grand Prix 

2003 - Trimaran Géant
Second place in the Championnat ORMA:
Second place in the Grand Prix Cap L’Orient
Fourth place in the Cagliari Gran Premio d’Italia
Third place in the Marseilles Metropolis Grand Prix
Third place in the Port de Fécamp Grand Prix
Fourth place in the Challenge Mondial Assistance (Cherbourg-Rimini)
Fourth place in the Transat Jacques Vabre (Le Havre – Salvador de Bahia) with Hervé Jan

2002
Winner of the Route du Rhum Monohull on board the Géant in 13 days, 7 hours, 53 minutes

2001
Winner of the Vendée Globe on board the PRB in 93 days, 3 hours, 57 minutes
Co-author of “L’enfant de la Vallée des Fous” (Editions Gallimard).
FFVoile Sailor of the Year

1998
Transat AG2R on Groupama, with Franck Cammas (winner of the first stage)
Winner of the Solitaire du Figaro on board the TBS, of the Porquerolles Solo Méditerranée,
of the Solo Dunes de Flandre, of the Solo CGMer Port-la-Vie
Champion of France Solitaire Habitable

1997
Vice-Champion of France Solitaire Habitable

1996
Fourth place in the Transat AG2R with Roland Jourdain
Second place in the Solitaire du Figaro on board the TBS
Champion of the France Solitaire Habitable on board the TBS

1995
Skipper of the Figaro Solo TBS: winner of one stage of the Solitaire du Figaro, French Vice-Champion crew-member

1994
Winner of the Multihull Trophy on board the Fujicolor
Test pilot on the Hydroptère

1993
Season on board the Maxi Yacht La Poste. Quartermaster for the Whitbread

1992
Winner of the Solitaire du Figaro
Winner of the Transat AG2R (Lorient – Saint-Barthélemy) with Jacques Caraes - Figaro
Winner of the National Figaro Solo

1991
Winner of the second stage of the Transat 6.50
Second place in the Solitaire du Figaro

1990
Winner of the Twostar (doubles transatlantic) on board the Elf Aquitaine III skippered by Jean Maurel
Fourth place in the Solitaire du Figaro (first in newcomers’ category)

1989
Tactician onboard the Biscuits Cantreau, 40-foot trimaran: winner of the Porto Fino Gran Premio (Italy), and the Morges Grand Prix (Switzerland)
Winner of the Skipper Elf Aquitaine selection

1987
Tactician onboard the CDK Competition, 40-foot trimaran, skippered by Roland Jourdain: third place in world championship of Formule 40

1985-1986
Tour de France à la Voile, three stage victories
Crew member on the Côte d’Or, monohull skippered by Eric Tabarly for Whitbread
Crew member on the Crédit Agricole II, maxi-catamaran skippered by Philippe Jeantot: winner of the Course de l’Europe