Results of the ArMen Race 2023
All our congratulations to the skipper Edgard VINCENS and his crew who finished this frantic race on Friday 19th May by qualifying in the top 10 of the Class40 group! Aboard the Class40 “Groupe Berkem”, the crew took advantage of favourable conditions and a new boat...
What is the purpose of ballast on a sailing boat?
Ballast is essential in the composition of a boat. It ensures the stability and balance of a yacht which, without the ballast, would pop out of the water like a cork! To understand how it works, you have to go back many years to when the first studies of boat buoyancy...
Buoyancy : Why don’t boats sink?
When by the river, children pass the time by throwing all sorts of things into the water. Branches, stones... From these life experiences, they all observe the same thing: the branch floats and the stone sinks. It is systematic. Since the stone is often heavier than...
Groupe Berkem Sailing
Groupe Berkem is sponsoring Edgard Vincens’ Destination Grand Large sailing venture over the next four years. Groupe Berkem Sailing is committed to supporting skipper Edgard Vincens in his Destination Grand Large venture.
Edgard Vincens is a seasoned sailor with 25 years of experience in offshore racing. In 2020 he embarked on the most ambitious venture of his career: to perform at the highest possible level in the Class40 category, in a new boat with the latest technology. The birth of Destination Grand Large marks the start of 25 ocean races between 2022 and 2026, including the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Route du Rhum.
Next race : Normandy Channel Race
Groupe Berkem will support Edgard Vincens’ Destination Grand Large venture for the next four years from 2022 to 2026. A look back at the highlights: boat building, shipyard, launching, offshore races and many more to come:
Pictures of the new boat being built at the V1D2 shipyard in Caen
A look back in pictures on Edgard Vincens’s 2022 racing season
Launching the boat
A look back at the test launch of the new boat
Guide to sailing jargon
Sailing jargon can often be impenetrable, which is why Groupe Berkem has created the Sailing Dictionary (Dico Des Flots) of sailing jargon explained simply.