Michel Desjoyeaux

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Michel Desjoyeaux
Michel Desjoyeaux VG2012.jpg
Michel Desjoyeaux in 2012.
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Born16 July 1965 (1965-07-16) (age 53)

Michel Desjoyeaux (born 16 July 1965, in Concarneau) is a French sailor, known for competing successfully in several long-distance single-handed races. He won the Vendée Globe race in 2000-01 and 2008–09,[1] making him the only person to win that race more than once.


Géant Michel Desjoyeaux's multihulled boat, at the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Le Havre, 6 November 2005

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  1. ^ Guillaume Loisy (2009-05-13). "Desjoyeaux, ce héros". Le Figaro (in French).

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