Benjamin Schwartz

Born September 6, 1986 in Lyon
Lives in Lorient

Born in Lyon, Benjamin discovered sailing through his judo teacher! With a passion for sport, the teacher took his students to discover other disciplines including sailing dinghies in the Mediterranean. It was to be a revelation for Benjamin, who became obsessed with the sport and went on to study geology as the free periods allowed him the opportunity to sail as much as possible.  Benjamin began by sailing sport-boats and 30-40 foot monohulls, but then quickly moved to more ambitious projects (SFS and Dongfeng race team) and added to his skills as a crewmember by taking responsibility for the electronics and systems on board.  These are key knowledge and skill areas that he will bring to the team throughout the world tour.



Record Ushant-Equator in 4 days 20 hours and 7 minutes during the Jules Verne Trophy record attempt (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)
Champion of France of Offshore Racing
6th Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro

2nd in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in Figaro 2
In charge of electronics for Dongfeng race team in the Volvo Ocean Rae
1st 900 mn of Saint-Tropez, VO70 SFS
3rd Giraglia Rolex Cup, VO70 SFS
1st Cowes - Dinard Saint Malo, VO70 SFS
1st ORC2 151 Miglia, J111
4th Copa del Rey, TP52 Vision Future
2015 :
3rd IRC5 Rolex Middle Sea Race, J111
1st (joint) Palermo - Monte Carlo, J111
2014 :
1st Tour de Corse, J111
4th Giraglia Rolex Cup, J111
2nd Voiles of Saint-Tropez, Swan 601
3rd Rolex Cup Maxi Yacht, Swan 601
2nd Rolex Swan Cup, Swan 601
4th IRC0 Giraglia Rolex Cup, Swan 601
4th Copa del Rey, Swan 601
1st IRC Mediterranean Championship, First 40
1st Porquerolles Week, First 40
1st IRC Normandy Sailing Week, J80
1st IRC1 Rolex Fastnet Race, Codiam
2nd IRC Mediterranean Championship, First 40
2nd Tour de Corse, First 40
1st Porquerolles Week, First 40
1st Moderne des Voiles de Saint-Tropez,  First