Bernard Stamm

Nationality : Suisse

Age : 52 (born in Geneva on 29th Nov 1963)

The only member of the IDEC SPORT gang, who has already held the Jules Verne Trophy (in 2005 as part of Bruno Peyron’s crew), Bernard has already won three round the world races on monohulls – the solo race, Around Alone twice and the double-handed Barcelona World Race once with Jean Le Cam. Has taken part three times in the Vendée Globe. He has acquired an exceptional experience of round the world sailing. Tough and charismatic, as he is skilled, He will once again bring these qualities to Francis Joyon’s crew. Clearly he has a lot to contribute.

What Francis Joyon says about Bernard Stamm

“Out of all of this, it is Bernard, who has clocked up the most round the world voyages. He is our most determined helmsman. He knows how to speed the boat up, but keeps that speed going. During our last attempt, he gave us something extra in terms of strategy, navigation, finding the ideal route. It’s always worth listening to his advice. Having taken part in the Vendée Globe, where routing is not allowed, he has really worked hard on these matters. He is very clever at analysing satellite photos.”


– 2017: Jules Verne Trophy in 40 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes
– Jules Verne Trophy on IDEC SPORT in 2015-2016
– Winner of the Barcelona World Race (double-handed round the world race) in 2014-2015
– Three goes at the Vendée Globe (retired in 2000-2001 and 2008-2009, voyage completed outside of the race in 88 days in 2012-2013)
– Winner of the Velux 5 Oceans (round the world race with stopovers) in 2007
– 3rd in the 2007 Transat Jacques Vabre (IMOCA)
– Co-holder of the Jules-Verne Trophy on Orange 2 in 2005 (in 50 d. 16 hrs. 20’ 4’’)
– Winner of Around Alone (round the world race with stopovers) in 2003
– Crewed Alantic crossing record for a monohull (2001) and solo record (2002)

Gwénolé Gahinet

Nationality : French

Age : 32 (born in Vannes on 1st January 1984)

Son of the late Gilles Gahinet,a legendary sailor, “Gwéno” is also an engineer in boat design and worked a lot with the VPLP design team that came up with IDEC SPORT. He is above all an excellent navigator, who achieved several major victories on a Mini 6.50 and in the Figaro class before tackling the round the world adventure.

What Francis Joyon says about Gwénolé Gahinet

“Gwéno is someone, who is appreciated by all the crews he has sailed with. He was maybe lacking in experience in comparison to the older guys, who accompanied him during the last round the world attempt, but now he knows the score as well as the rest of us. He spent a long time at the helm last year, carried out a lot of manoeuvres and trimming… He is another of those all-rounders, whom you can always count on.”


– 2017: Jules Verne Trophy in 40 days, 23 hours and 30 minutes
– Jules Verne Trophy on IDEC SPORT in 2015-2016
– 5th in the Solitaire du Figaro in 2015
– Winner of the Transat AG2R in 2014 (with Paul Meilhat)
– 1st rookie in the Solitaire du Figaro in 2014
– Winner of the Mini Transat
in 2011 (series boats)
– Three attempts at the Tour de France sailing race (in 2006, 2007 and 2008)

Quentin Ponroy

Nationalité : Française

Age : 31 ans (né à Saint-Germain-en-Laye le 23 novembre 1986)



  • 2016 Vainqueur du Tour de France à la Voile LORINA LIMONADE – GOLFE DU MORBIHAN (DIAM 24)
  • 2015 2e du Tour de France à la Voile GROUPAMA (DIAM 24)
  • 2014
    – Champion d’Europe dans la catégorie J 80
    – Vainqueur du Spi « Ouest France »
    – Vainqueur du Tour de France à la Voile COURRIER DUNKERQUE 3 (M34)
  • 2011 Diplômé de l’ICAM

Sébastien Picault

Nationalité : Française
Age : 42 ans


  • 2017 Vainqueur Lorient Bretagne Sud Mini avec Ian Lipinksi
  • 2016 Vainqueur Mini Fasnet avec Ian Lipinski
  • 2013 Participation à la Mini-transat – KICKERS (DNF)


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