Armel Le Cléac’h


  • Nom Armel Le Cléac’h
  • Nationalité Française
  • Date de Naissance 11.05.1977

  • Nom du bateau Banque Populaire
  • Classe Imoca / Open 60


Fell from an early age in the bath of navigation is in Saint-Pol-de-Léon Armel Le Cléac’h discovers the joys of sliding and rubbing the delicate art of negotiation currents that make the Bay of Morlaix a lake that gave birth the best French sailors. It has nine when sounds the first shot of his career. His dreams off then embody in a optimist and the boy forges a strong character. Over the years, Armel the ranks of academic learning borrowing. He joined the team of Finistère and is making a name skimming the races on a 420. In 1999, he spent a significant milestone and became a professional skipper, after winning the Challenge Espoir Crédit Agricole. From the beginning of the Solitaire du Figaro in 2000, reveals an undeniable talent and let the admiration competition by hooking the top spot among rookies and second overall. A performance rarely equaled. Marin acknowledged as one of the best of his generation, Armel has for some years a man to whom everything seems to smile. hardworking, methodical and determined, he put all the chances on his side and keep that ability to be enthusiastic about new challenges.

prize list

2015: (Banque Populaire skipper) - The Transat Jacques Vabre, 2nd - IMOCA (Erwan Tabarly with) - Azimut Challenge, 4th - The Rolex Fastnet Race, 6th

2014: (Banque Populaire skipper) - Record Holder of the Discovery Route in 6 days, 23 hours 42 minutes and 18 seconds - Record Holder of the distance traveled in 24 hours alone: ​​682,000

2013 : (Skipper Banque Populaire) - Holder of the solo Mediterranean record in 18 hours 58 minutes 13 seconds - The Rolex Fastnet Race crew aboard the Maxi Solo Banque Populaire VII, 2nd - La Solitaire du Figaro - Eric Bompard, 8th - Winner of the Grand Prix Guyader aboard the Maxi Banque Populaire Solo VII - Vendée Globe 2012/2013, 2nd in 78j 05h 33mn 52sec

2012 : (Banque Populaire skipper) - Trophée Azimut, 2nd - Grand crew Guyader Price, 1st - Europa Warm’Up, 3rd

2011 : (Skipper Banque Populaire) - The Transat B to B, 2nd - 3rd in the Transat Jacques Vabre, 3rd (with Christopher Pratt Mono 60 ‘Banque Populaire) - Winner and holder of the SNSM record on Maxi Triamaran Banque Populaire V - Trophée Azimut, 4th - Tour de Groix, 3rd

2010 : (Skipper Brit Air) - Transat AG2R La Mondiale, 1 (with Fabien Delahaye) - La Solitaire du Figaro, the first (winner of 3 stages of 4) - Route du Rhum, 2nd

2009 : (Skipper Brit Air) - Vendée Globe, 2nd

2008 : (Skipper Brit Air) - World Champion IMOCA - Artemis Transat, 2nd

2007: (Skipper Brit Air) - The Transat Jacques Vabre, 7th

2006: (Skipper Brit Air) - Route du Rhum, 4th - Solitaire du Figaro, 4th - Transat AG2R, 5th (with Nicolas Troussel)

2005: Great price ORMA - Lorient Grand Prix, 4th - Fécamp Grand Prix, 2nd - Giraglia Rolex Cup, 2nd - IB Group Challenge, 4th


- Transat AG2R, 1 (with Nicolas Troussel on SCE Group - Telegram)


- France Solitaire Championship offshore racing, 1 - La Solitaire Afflelou Le Figaro, 1


- La Solitaire du Figaro, 2nd and 1st rookie

Press contact

Delphine Gallais - 06 26 25 20 50 - [email protected]

Les mots des skippers

The Transat bakerly représente une des transatlantiques les plus difficiles avec des vents contraires et des conditions extrêmement rudes. C’est proche de ce que l’on peut rencontrer par endroit sur le Vendée Globe.