The CREW

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Charly and Fred have the same passion for sailing, racing and optimizing a boat. Fred is a naval architect and aerospace engineer. Charly is a yacht broker and loves to share his love of sailing with customers and friends alike.

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Charly and Fred (in 2014 their racing nickname will be Erwan Le Devane’k and Rahan Kourou-Bleac’h) already raced twice to Hawaii together : The TransPacific Ocean Race in 2011, on a Beneteau First40 with 5 other friends (Gilles, Jacques, Thomas, Scott and Keith) and finished 2nd in their class; then they sailed in the Pacific Cup Ocean Race in 2012, double-handed on their Beneteau First30 and won 1st place in their Class.

Why are they doing it again? Because they have a great friendship and love sharing these truly unique moments of speed and thrill when a squall comes, as well as the emotion brought on by a magnificent sunset out on the ocean.

This year, there is a much stronger motivation for the two friends : crossing the finish line flying the magic ALS Association spinnaker in Gilles’s memory.

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