luc coquelin Luc Coquelin - born on March 4th, 1958

Luc Coquelin starts his sailing experience in 1972 and embarks on a cargo ship for a long trip at only 15 years of age.
He discovers regatas in the St. Malo bay. Many participations in courses and regatas follow.

He leaves St-Malo for his first transatlantic sailing course towards the Antilles where he starts his job as professional skipper. Thanks to his charter activity, his experience of the sea is steadily growing.
From 1984 until 1986 he returns to Brittany where he acts as sailing instructor.
Back in the Caribbean in 1987, he prepares his participation in the Mini Transat, editions 1987 and 1989.
In 1990, he acts as instructor on a sailing catamaran for young Guadeloupean fishermen. Then he takes part in the Tour of France 1991 and 1992 on "Morbihan Jeunesse" and "Marine".
On the One Design Guadeloupe Challenge, he competes with a crew of young Guadeloupeans in the "Transat des Passionnés" 1993, then takes part in the Tour of France 1994.
In Martinique, he starts building the ship TOP 50. While supervising the construction, he continues his charter activities on all types of sailing ships.

Since 1997 Luc has been competing several courses on the TOP 50.
His winning list is increasing steadily: 1st of the Transat des Alizés, 2nd of the Route du Rhum 1998, Winner of the Transcaraïbes in 1999-2000 and 2001, 4th of Quebec - St Malo 2000, 1st of ARC 2000, 2nd of the monohull class 2 - Route du Rhum 2002, winner of ARC 2004, winner of the monohull class of transat Quebec St Malo 2004, winner of the Tour of Guadeloupe 2005, 4th of monohulls class 2 of the transat Jacques Vabre 2005, 1st monohull IRC Dinartica 2006, 3rd of the class 2 monohulls of Route du Rhum 2006 in 22 days, 8 hours, 1 minutes and 4 seconds at an average speed of 6.60 knots and second of the Route du Rhum 2010 in class Rhum in 20 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes and 36 seconds at an average speed of 7.17 knots......... He always enjoys to welcome you on his ship, to share his passion, his knowledge of navigating in the Caribbean, his experience aquired in 24 transatlantic courses, regatas and other sailing trips.

Source www.luccoquelin.com


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