Charles Caudrelier

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Charles Caudrelier
Transat Jacques Vabre 2013 - Charles Caudrelier.jpg
Personal information
Full nameCharles Caudrelier Benac
Born (1974-02-26) 26 February 1974 (age 45)
Paris, France

Charles Caudrelier (born 26 February 1974) is a French sailor who has sailed in multiple Volvo Ocean Races.

Born in Paris and raised in Brittany, Caudrelier is a merchant navy officer.[1] He won the Solitaire du Figaro, a solo race, in 2004 and also completed the race in 2005 and 2006. He won the Transat Jacques Vabre, a two man race, in 2009 and 2013.

He sailed on Groupama 4 in the 2011–12 Volvo Ocean Race. Groupama won the race.

He skippered the Dongfeng Race Team in the 2014–15 Volvo Ocean Race.[2][3] Three years later he skippered again the Dongfeng Race Team, and this time they won in the 2017–18 Volvo Ocean Race.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Charles Caudrelier". Volvo Ocean Race SLU. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Volvo Ocean Race: Chinese team selects French skipper >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 26 February 2014. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Charles Caudrelier: Managing the Mission >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News". Scuttlebutt Sailing News. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Charles Caudrelier". Retrieved 3 August 2017.
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