2018 Edition

Focus On Trimaran French Tech Rennes St Malo


Built in 2009, this Multi 50 first sailed under the colors of “Prince de Bretagne,” the boat with which Lionel Lemonchois raced and finally won the Route du Rhum in 2010 in the Multi 50 class.

In February 2013, Gilles Lamiré bought the boat from Prince de Bretagne and renamed it French Tech for the agglomeration of Rennes Métropole-Saint-Malo. Lamiré raced in the Route des Princes in 2013, then the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Route du Rhum in 2014, in which he won third place and a spot on the podium.

In 2016, Lamiré was victorious in the The Transat Bakerly (the English transatlantic race) in the Multi 50, and in 2017 he participated in the Transat Jacque Vabre, where he placed fourth.

“With my crew, we race in the most important events on the Multi50 Off Shore Calendar. And every year, we do one of the transatlantic races: Route du Rhum, The Transat Bakerly, Québec St Malo…,” explains Gilles Lamiré.

“This year we were aligned with the Transat Jacques Vabre between Le Havre and Salvadore de Baya. After the races, the boats mostly re-crossed the Atlantic on cargo ships to return to Bretagne to spend the winter not so “warm.” For quite some time I have dreamed of staying to navigate in the West Indies, where I lived and sailed for a decade. During that time of the year, there are no regattas in metropolitan France, but there are excellent races in the Caribbean with some of the most beautiful boats in the world. The competition is fantastic and the images make you dream.

This winter, it’s our turn to live that dream by taking part in two great races: the Caribbean 600 and Les Voiles de Saint-Barth! Rendezvous in the fabulous waters of the Caribbean!”