Franck Cammas, fast around the world, impregnable in the Atlantic

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We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.

30 Sailors of History QOK.qxd:Layout 1Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1972, the French sailor has a palmares envied by every ocean sailor. He won the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race as skipper of Groupama, took the satisfaction of winning the Jules Verne Trophy in 2010 (he completed the round-the-world race in 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds: the record stood for two years), triumphed at the most important transatlantic races (Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Quebec-Saint Malo) both as a crew and solo.

P1010237His resume is a string of records and victories: his latest feat was rounding Cape Horn aboard a small foil-equipped cat, crewed by an amateur. He is currently the key man for Groupama Team France in the America’s Cup.

Because: He won the round-the-world race in stages and nonstop, there is no transatlantic in which he did not participate and triumphed.

IS HE THE GREATEST IN YOUR OPINION? VOTE IT HERE!

DISCOVER ALL THE STORIES OF THE 30 SAILING LEGENDS HERE

Ben Ainslie
Peter Blake
Dee Caffari
Franck Cammas
Paul Cayard
Francis Chichester
Dennis Conner
Russell Coutts
Laura Dekker
Michel Desjoyeaux
Alexander Di Benedetto
Vito Dumas
Paul Elvstrom
Ambrose Fogar
François Gabart
Torben Grael
Francis Joyon
Robin Knox-Johnston
Ellen MacArthur
Bernard Moitessier
Mauro Pelaschier
Loick Peyron
Cino Ricci
Alessandra Sensini
Ernest Shackleton
Joshua Slocum
John Soldini
Agostino Straulino
Eric Tabarly
Vasco Vascotto

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