Yann Guichard’s destiny has long been linked to multihulls. Yann’s history began in Brittany, on the Île aux Moines, before spreading pretty much right the way down the Atlantic coast.
In 1998, he was first in the ISAF standing and fourth in 2000 at the Olympic Games in Sydney. His results opened the doors to the Orma championship, but Yann was preparing for the Olympic Games at the same time and ranked 3rd in the European Tornado Championship. A tactician and co-skipper on Gitana 11, he finished 2nd in the 2005 championship and second in the Transat Jacques Vabre with Fred Le Peutrec. The round-the-cans racer had successfully made the switch to offshore racing.
He traced out a wake across the Atlantic alongside Bruno Peyron on Orange II, then Franck Cammas on Groupama 3, getting a whole stack of records. He then went on to complete a third Olympic preparation and finished 3rd in the European and World Championships in 2008. A perfectionist, Yann added another string to his bow in becoming a weather and routing specialist. In 2009, he finished second in a very hotly contested iShares Cup. The following year, he joined Team Alinghi where he’s still taming an Extreme 40 and a D35.