Edgard Vincens

Portrait d'Edgard Vincens skipper

Edgard Vincens, portrait of a skipper from Gironde

Born on 5 October 1976, Edgard Vincens is a seasoned sailor with 25 years of experience in ocean racing. Edgard Vincens is a Girondin at heart and lives in Bordeaux. In his terrestrial life, he’s a wine merchant. Passionate about sailing since the age of 8, his first ocean race was at the age of 13 when he sailed across the Atlantic with Jean-Jacques Granchamp, a legendary co-record-holder for Atlantic crossings with Eric Tabarly. In 1997, he was the youngest sailor in the Solitaire du Figaro, and since then, he has accumulated a worthy set of achievements in several categories. With a profile as tactical helmsman, he’s a perfectionist in the preparation of his boat and his physical and mental condition for racing.


In 2020 he decided to embark 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 technological innovations. This is how Destination Grand Large was born, marking the first of 25 ocean races for Edgard Vincens between 2022 and 2026, including the Transat Jacques Vabre and the Route du Rhum.

Edgard Vincens : Palmarès


  • 4th DUO MAX in Class40
  • 4th Porquerolle’s Race in Class40


  • 11th in the Mini Fastnet in a prototype


  • 1st CVCL trophy in UFO22


  • 1st El Gaitero in Melges 32
  • 6th place in the 40 ft Malouine Class40 SACIB


  • 12th place in Giraglia in “X43”


  • 5th in Porquerolles Week in “Dufour 36 Performance”
  • 6th in Spi Ouest France in “Open 6.50”
  • 1St at the Arcachon Open in “Open 6.50”
  • Vice-Champion of France in “Surprise”
  • 1st in La Rochelle Week in “Surprise”
  • 1st at the Arcachon Open in “Surprise”
  • 3rd in the Primo Cup in “Surprise”


  • French National Champion in “Sprinto”
  • 1st at La Rochelle Week in “Sprinto”
  • 1st in the Bouzigues Grand Prix in “Sprinto”
  • 1st at the Arcachon Open in “Sprinto”



  • 3rd Frenchman at the World Championship in “J80”
  • 5th in the French Championship in “J80”
  • 3rd in the Grand Prix du Crouesty in “J80”
  • 4th in La Rochelle Week in “J80”



  • 42nd in Solitaire du Figaro
  • 25th in Porquerolles Figaro

Our interviews with Edgard Vincens

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Edgard Vincens: goals for 2023

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