Record-making Port

 

Lined by an outstanding 18,000 hectare natural harbour, traditionally Brest has been a harbour from where great records start or finish: Many are today's great sailors to set off on their ocean adventures on board ultramodern boats whose leading edge materials and technology have often be developed by internationally recognized companies from Brest. A theatre for great nautical events, and land of scientific and maritime excellence, Brest is now the leading marina in Brittany, with 2,200 moorings divided among the “Château Marina” and “Moulin Blanc Marina”. It is also an important sailing centre in Brittany. 8,500 sailors set off on more than 60,000 sailing trips every year and take part in 108 days of racing.

Crew-manned round-the-world - Trophée Jules Verne

Bruno Peyron Explorer 1993 79 jours 06 h 15 mn 10 s
Peter Blake Enza 1994 74 jours 22 h 17 mn 22 s
Olivier de Kersauson Sport-Elec 1997 71 jours 14 h 18 mn 08 s
Bruno Peyron Orange 2002 64 jours 08 h 37 mn 24 s
Olivier de Kersauson Geronimo 2004 63 jours 13 h 59 mn 46 s
Bruno Peyron Orange II 2005 50 jours 16 h 20 mn 04 s
Franck Cammas Groupama 3 2010 48 jours 07 h 44 mn 52 s
Loïck Peyron Banque Populaire V 2012 45 jours 13 h 42 min 53 s

Masculine single-handed round-the-world

Philippe Monnet Kriter 1988 129 jours 19 h 17 mn
Olivier de Kersauson Un autre regard 1988 125 jours 19 h 32 mn
Francis Joyon Idec 2004 72 jours 14h 03 mn 49 s
Francis Joyon Idec 2008 57 jours 13h 36 mn 06 s

Feminine single-handed round-the-world

Hélène Mac Arthur BQ/Castorama 2005 71 jours 14h 18 mn 33s

Single-handed round-the-world against winds and currents

Philippe Monnet Unet 2000 151 jours 19 h 54 mn 36 s
Jean-Luc Van Den Heede Adrien 2004 122 jours 14 h 03 mn 49 s

Crew-manned Atlantic crossing

Bruno Peyron Orange II 2006 4 jours 08 h 23 mn 54 s
Pascal Bidégorry Banque Populaire V 2009 3 jours 15 h 25 mn 48 s

Feminine single-handed Atlantic crossing

Florence Arthaud Pierre 1er 1990 9 jours 22 h 05 mn

Masculine single-handed Atlantic crossing

Marc Pajot Elf-Aquitaine 1981 9 jours 10 h 06 mn 34 s
Francis Joyon Idec 2005 6 jours 04 h 01 mn 37 s
Thomas Coville Sodebo 2008 5 jours 19 h 30 mn 40 s
Francis Joyon Idec 2013 5 jours, 2 h, 56 mn 10 s

Crew-manned monohull Atlantic crossing

Bernard Stamm Armor Lux 2001 8 jours 20 h 55 mn 35 s

Single-handed Atlantic crossing on a 60 foot monohull

Bernard Stamm Armor Lux 2002 10 jours 55 mn 19 s

Single-handed Atlantic crossing on a 40 foot monohull

Eric Defer Terralia 2002 11 jours 11 h 3mn 58 s