François Morvan
Sailor

Born August 6th 1983 in Châteaubriand (44)
Lives in Vannes (56)

At 34 years old François Morvan has a dazzling list of victories to his name; youth World Champion in the Hobie 16, French champion in the F18, he has accumulated a huge number of titles before leaving the world of inshore racing to take up offshore racing in 2011.

He has been a consistent member of Yann Guichard’s squad since 2013 and sails across all disciplines in the team’s fleet – from Spindrift 2 to the D35 and the Diam 24, where he was part of the victorious Spindrift team in the Tour de France a la Voile in 2015.  Last year he was on the crew as trimmer in the team’s first foray into the M32 class, where the team won a number of podium places, as well as finishing fourth in the Championship at the end of the season.

He ascribes and lives by the Olympic motto ‘the spirit of competition’, and he brings energy and additional motivation to the team.

Ranking

2017
- Winner of the 40th Tour de France à la voile, Fondation FDJ – Des Pieds et Des Mains (Diam 24)
- 2nd Bol d'Or Mirabaud (Ladycat powered by Spindrift racing)
- 8th place WMRT Match Cup Australia 
- 6th place WMRT GKSS Match Cup Sweden 
- 7th place Match Cup Russia 
- 5th place Chicago Match Cup 

2016
- Winner of the Transat Quebec Saint-Malo and holder of a new race record in 6 days, 1 hour, 17 minutes and 41 seconds (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)
- 3rd World Match Racing Tour Fremantle (M32)
- 3rd M32 Series Copenhague (M32)
- 4th World Match Racing Tour Copenhague (M32)
- 4th World Match Racing Tour Newport (M32)

Winter 2015-2016
Spindrift’s record attempt of the Jules Verne Trophy (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)
22 November to 8th January: Course completed in 47 days 10 hours 59 minutes and 02 seconds with an average speed of 25,35 knots - third fastest time in history (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

2015
Winner, Tour de France à la voile and Fastnet race, Spindrift racing 


2014
Winner, Bol d’Or Mirabaud (D35 Ladycat)

2013
Winner, Fastnet Race and Discovery Route record (trimaran 131ft 
Spindrift 2)

2012 and 2013
Vice champion of Europe in Formule 18 and Nacra 17 


2010 and 2011
Champion of France in Formula 18 


Youth World Champion in Hobie Cat 16