A seasoned, intense and passionate sailor, solo, two up and indeed in a crewed environment (Beyou was on the Volvo Ocean Race winning Dongfend team) Jérémie Beyou is renowned for his tenacity and his hard bitten desire to win. The Breton skipper has an exceptional track record. One of the very elite group of sailors who are triple winner of the Solitaire du Figaro, he has started the Vendée Globe four times with his best finish being third in 2016-2017. He abandoned into Brasil in 2008 with broken spreaders and retired also from the 2012 race when lying in seventh place. But after his third in 2016-17 he is joined by new sponsors, Charal is committed to his side. "They are the ideal partner to enable me to win the Vendée Globe," said Beyou.
Armed with a new boat, he is the winner of the Vendée Arctic - Les Sables d'Olonne in 2020 and is one of the big favorites in the Vendée Globe. But after 48 hours of racing, he was forced to return to Les Sables d'Olonne to repair multiple damages. He leaves 9 days after the rest of the fleet, overtakes many competitors and bravely finishes 13th. In the process, Jérémie Beyou and Charal announce the extension of their partnership until the end of 2026 including the construction of a new IMOCA, Charal 2, which the skipper will use in the Route du Rhum 2022. As he heads for his fifth consecutive Vendée Globe start, in 2024-2025 the race win remains unfinished business for Beyou.