Jean Baptiste Dejeanty

 

This young yachtsman from Northern Brittany was one of the founders and leading figures of the Artech boatyard (based in Caen), which is specialised in boat design and sailing projects.

 

 

‘JB’ and his friends got to know each other at the Naval Architecture college in Southampton and had already designed an original 60 footer together in 2000. From a family of fishermen who used to sail up to Iceland, Jean-Baptiste grew up on the pink granite coastline of Paimpol in Northern France. Initially he designed a Mini Transat, a 6.50 metre craft with which he finished thirteenth in the first solo leg in 2003, prior to gearing himself up for the Figaro circuit, followed by the IMOCA monohulls. A naval architect and ocean racer, Jean-Baptiste Dejeanty is already preparing for the Vendée Globe on a boat, which he now knows very well having sailed 15,000 miles on it.






About the race

 I have a little bit of tidying up and cleaning to do but nothing major to prepare. I just have to resolve a few electronic problems because I got struck by lightening in the doldrums…  I also have an issue with the local customs since a package has been blocked there with some spares in it...

The course of the Transat Ecover-BtoB suits me as without the hindrance of a mark the fastest boats and particularly those going to the right place will be favoured. Maisonneuve is a boat which sails very well against the wind, but it is a little less at ease downwind in light conditions, like those we had coming to Brazil. It's a intermediary boat between the last generation Vendée Globe boats and the new prototypes.

 I have a little bit of tidying up and cleaning to do but nothing major to prepare. I just have to resolve a few electronic problems because I got struck by lightening in the doldrums…  I also have an issue with the local customs since a package has been blocked there with some spares in it...

The course of the Transat Ecover-BtoB suits me as without the hindrance of a mark the fastest boats and particularly those going to the right place will be favoured. Maisonneuve is a boat which sails very well against the wind, but it is a little less at ease downwind in light conditions, like those we had coming to Brazil. It's a intermediary boat between the last generation Vendée Globe boats and the new prototypes.

I am already qualified for the round the world 2008 since I did the Route du Rhum 2006 with the same boat: this transatlantic race is really an important race for me to better define my technical level.”


Track record

Born on 13th February 1978 (France)

Transat Jacques Vabre 2007: 11th on Groupe Maisonneuve

Rolex Fastnet Race 2007: 7th on Groupe Maisonneuve

Route du Rhum 2006: 9th on Maisonneuve

Transat Jacques Vabre 2005: 10th

Rolex Fastnet Race 2005: 3rd

Transat AG2R 2004: 23rd

 

 

 

 

 

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