Banque Populaire
Nicolas Lunven

Nicolas
Lunven

Banque Populaire

  • Lorient
  • 39 years old

Nicolas Lunven was born in Vannes on November 28, 1982. As a teenager, he participated in the Tour de France a la Voile and finished runner up four times as well as three victories in the amateur-student classification over the course of his 11 participations. In solo racing he was first rookie in the Solitaire du Figaro in 2007 (14th overall), he won outright in 2009. After exploring other boats and classes Lunven returned to the Figaro in 2016, to finish 2nd in the Transat AG2R (with Gildas Mahé) and 3rd in La Solitaire du Figaro. In 2017, he won the Solitaire again eight years after his first title. He subsequently worked with and sailed with Morgan Lagravière's Safran, the first foiling IMOCA. And in 2017-2018, he was part of Dee Caffari's crew for the Volvo Ocean Race. This was followed by two new participations in the Transat Jacques Vabre, taking second place in 2019 with Kevin Escoffier and fifth place in 2021 with Sam Davies. Now this year he replaces Clarisse Crémer, in the first two races of the season aboard the Imoca Banque Populaire

Banque Populaire

Banque Populaire

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  • Sail number: NC
  • Former names: DCNS, Comme Un Seul Homme, Groupe APICIL
  • Architect: Finot - Conq
  • Construction: Multiplast
  • Launch Date: 2007
  • Length: 18,28 m
  • Beam: 5,85 m
  • Draught: 4,50 m
  • Weight: 8,5 tonnes
  • Mast height: 29 m
  • Upwind sail area: 350 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 610 m2
  • Foils: Non

His prizelist

  • 2022 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 4th
  • 2021 : Transat Jacques Vabre (avec Samantha Davies) - 5th
  • 2021 : Défi Azimut (avec Samantha Davies) - 6th
  • 2021 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 5th
  • 2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre (avec Kevin Escoffier) - 2nd
  • 2019 : Défi Azimut - 2nd
  • 2019 : Rolex Fastnet Race - 2nd
  • 2017 : Solitaire du Figaro – 1st
  • 2017 : Champion de France de course au large
  • 2016 : Transat AG2R (avec Gildas Mahé) - 2nd
  • 2016 : Solitaire du Figaro - 3rd