Franck Cammas

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Franck Cammas
Cammas in 2012
Personal information
Born (1972-12-22) 22 December 1972 (age 50)
Aix-en-Provence, France
Sailing career
Class(es)ORMA, AC45, VO70, F18
Club Yacht Club de France

Franck Cammas (born 22 December 1972 in Aix-en-Provence) is a French yachtsman.[1] He has lived in Brittany since his victory in the Challenge Espoir Crédit Agricole in 1994. After completing a two-year maths course for the ‘Grandes écoles’, as well as a piano academy, Franck Cammas finally opted for a career in sailing. In 1997, at the age of 24, he won the Solitaire du Figaro and a year later helmed his first trimaran christened Groupama. Despite his late entry into competition, he is one of the most talented and respected sailors in the Ocean Racing Multihull Association world.

Later, Cammas was skipper of the 60-foot (18 m) trimaran Groupama 2, with which he won five ORMA championships. His last trimaran, the 103-foot (31 m) Groupama 3 was designed to break ocean racing records. Groupama 2 holds the record for being the fastest yacht in a transat Jacques Vabre race and Groupama 3 once broke Jules Verne Trophy, which she held for nearly two years.

In 2010, became testimonial and tester of technical sportswear for SLAM, Italian company producer of sailing technical sportswear.

After winning Route du Rhum and the Jules Verne Trophy in 2010, Cammas has switched from multihull to monohull racing and won the 2011–12 Volvo Ocean Race[2] with the Open 70 Groupama 4.

Cammas is involved in the 2017 America's Cup as a skipper for Groupama Team France.[3]

Cammas is the father of two girls and practices other sports including skiing, boardsports and cycling.

Race wins[edit]



  1. ^ Franck Cammas' biography Archived 21 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine, official Franck Cammas website
  2. ^ "Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama secure second French win". Retrieved 21 July 2012.
  3. ^ France, Groupama Team. "Groupama Team France". (in French). Archived from the original on 29 January 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2017.
  4. ^ Official Transat Jacques-Vabre website[permanent dead link].
  5. ^ "ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards : WSSRC Ratifies Cammas Round Britain and Ireland Record". Retrieved 11 June 2012.

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Preceded by Jules Verne Trophy
Succeeded by