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THE 2022 SEASON IS IN FULL SWING!

THE 2022 RACES

1 nm (mille nautique) = 1,852 km

1 000 Milles des Sables – Solo race

09/04 | Departure of the Sables d’Olonne | 1,000 nm

10th | 5 days, 19 hours, 03 minutes

CIC Normandy Channel Race – Double-handed race

– Official partner

09/04 | Departure of the Sables d’Olonne | 1,000 nm

10th | 4 days, 22 hours, 50 minutes and 40 seconds

Drheam Cup – Solo race

17/07 | Departure from Cherbourg | 1,000 nm

12th | 4 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 6 seconds

40′ Malouine Lamotte – Crewed race

15/09 | Departure from Saint-Malo | 150 nm

16th | 22 hours and 33 minutes

Route du Rhum – Solo race

06/11 | Departure from Saint-Malo | 3,500 nm

26th | 18 days, 18 hours, 34 minutes and 4 seconds

THE TEAM

Pierre CASENAVE-PÉRÉ
Skipper | Engineer | 23 years old

Born in Caen, Pierre made his first tacks in the Barneville-Carteret harbour, facing the Channel Islands. He was educated in Caen, Paris, and then London, and continued his higher education at Columbia University on the other side of the Atlantic.

In 2019, he took a gap year to train, qualify and participate in the Mini Transat. This solo transatlantic race allowed him to discover the job of skipper and confirm his passion for the open sea.

In 2021, Pierre launches Legallais in ocean racing with the Legallais Sailing Team. After a season of learning and discovering Class40, he finished 8th in the Transat Jacques Vabre and 5th in the championship with his co-skipper Kevin Bloch.

Fabien DELAHAYE
Co-skipper | 37 years old

Born in Rouen on 7 July 1984, Fabien discovered sailing at the age of 9 in Ouistreham, in Normandy. He worked in the dinghy sector until 2008 and then spent 6 seasons on the demanding Figaro2 one-design circuit from 2009 to 2014. In 2013, he also won the Transat Jacques Vabre alongside Sébastien Rogues in a Class40. In 2015, he became a coach and joined Jean-Pierre Dick’s team on the “Saint-Michel Virbac” foil boat IMOCA, responsible of performance. The same year, Fabien took part alongside Jean-Pierre Dick in the Transat Jacques Vabre and then accompanied him to the Vendée Globe.

Fabien then left for 2 years on the mythical Ocean Race (formerly Volvo Ocean Race) with the Dongfeng team, as a sailor and responsible for the performance unit. A race of excellence that he won! In 2019, Fabien returned to the Figaro circuit with his new Figaro3 one-design foil boat. He spent three seasons racing single-handed and achieved podium finishes in the French Elite Championship and 5th and 6th places in the renowned La Solitaire du Figaro race.

Paul GAUCHET
Technical preparer | 21 years old

Originally from the Paris region, Paul was not destined to make sailing his profession. However, he discovered his passion at the age of 7 by following the competitors in the Vendée Globe. Hooked on cartography and their on board messages, he enrolled in sailing courses the following summer.

Paul started competing in 2015 in La Rochelle and joined a maritime high school where he obtained the Captaine 200, a merchant marine certificate. He bought his first Mini 6.50 in 2018 and completely renovated it. During the 2019 season, he met Pierre, as they were both participating in the same races. In 2020, he changed his boat and continued to be involved full time on the Mini circuit until 2021.

Paul joined the Legallais Sailing Team at the start of 2022 as a technical trainer. His role was to carry out the technical monitoring of the boat throughout the year, including the supervision of the winter shipyard, the boat’s optimisation for solo sailing and the logistics before, during and after races.

THE BOAT

TheClass40 rule emerged born in the early 2000s with the aim of filling the gap between the Minis (6.50m boats) and the IMOCAs (18m). The idea was to create a racing machine that was seaworthy enough to cross the Atlantic safely.

It has now become a breeding ground for talent in ocean racing and allows both fine racers and aspiring round-the-world racers to gain solid maritime experience.

The Class40 No. 145 is a Mach 40.3 launched in 2015. As the second boat in the series dominating the races in 2016-2019, it combined performance and reliability. This attractive profile has already allowed him to cross the Atlantic 6 times.

Technical specifications

Overall length: 12.19 m

Midship beam: 4.5 m

Draught: 3 m

Displacement: 4,500 kg

Construction: Glass/Epoxy

THE COMMITTED LEGALLAIS SAILING TEAM

LEGALLAIS’ Class40 will fly the colours of the ACTA VISTA association throughout the year.

support

Since 2002, ACTA VISTA, a major actor in active inclusion through heritage, has been using the restoration of endangered heritage to support and train people in precarious situations, in order to help them regain confidence and build a professional future.

The LEGALLAIS company Foundation will pay to the association €1 per nautical mile of the total distance covered in all the races the Legallais Sailing Team takes part in. Through the 5 races of the 2022 sports program, the LEGALLAIS Foundation will contribute over €6,500 to ACTA VISTA.

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Combining craftsmanship and technology, ocean racing naturally includes many SMEs and ISEs in the construction industry, a world with which it shares many common points, including the need to have good tools to work accurately.

For the past few years, the French enthusiasm for ocean racing has been growing. This is due in particular to the development of state-of-the-art technologies that allow close contact to be kept with sailors taking part in the race through video conferences, videos, photos and regular e-mails.

THE LEGALLAIS SAILING TEAM: 5TH IN THE CLASS40 CHAMPIONSHIP IN 2021

2021 season awards

8th

22 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes and 22 seconds

November

10th

3 days, 11 hours, 25 minutes and 16 seconds

August

6th

14 days, 11 hours, 54 minutes and 18 seconds

June

8th

4 days, 23 hours, 34 minutes and 50 seconds

May

PHOTO GALLERIES

2022

40′ Malouine Lamotte – 2022

Drheam Cup – 2022

CIC Normandy Channel Race – 2022

1000 Milles des Sables – 2022

Shipyard – 2022

2021

Transat Jacques Vabre – 2021

Rolex Fasnet Race – 2021

Les Sables Horta – 2021

CIC Normandy Channel Race – 2021

Launching into the water – 2021

VIDEO GALLERIES

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