Fabien Delahaye

FABIEN DELAHAYE

Role: Head of Performance Analysis

Nationality:
French

Date of birth: July 7, 1984 in Rouen.

Lives: Lorient

Role: Performance analysis and reserve sailor

Languages: French and English

Sailing experience:
2004, Farr52 winner of Commodore’s Cup, Round the Island and National IRC
2007: Winner of Transgascogne
2008: Winner of the Grand Prix of the Naval School
2010: third WOW Cap Istanbul, winner of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale with Armel Le Cléac’h
2011: French champion of offshore racing, second in the Solitaire du Figaro
2012: French champion of offshore crew, winner Normandy Sailing Week (M34), winner of the Tour de France sailing
2013: Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre in Class40 with Sébastien Rogues, winner of Tour de Bretagne
2014: Second of the Transat AG2R La Mondiale

Greatest achievement?
Difficult to choose one, but my French Champion title in the Solitaire du Figaro class in 2011 and the victory in the Tansat Jacques Vabre in 2013 in Class40.

Who inspires you?
Any sportsmen who produced a massive performance. Offshore sailors like Eric Tabarly, Michel Desjoyeaux and Franck Cammas inspire me.

Best advice anyone gave you?
Never Give Up.

One sentence to describe yourself?
Passionate.

What do you like to do when not working?
I like to spend time with my family and to take part in any outdoor activities.

Why Dongfeng Race Team?
Everyone in the team is great and I really like sailing with them.

What makes you passionate about the Volvo Ocean Race?
The opportunity to race offshore around the world whilst being able to do it with a professional crew and learn from each other. The level of the competition and the history of the race is what attracts me.

One sentence to describe Charles?
An experience offshore sailor with good results in the past. On a personal level, he has a great team spirit and works hard everyday to push the team to go forwards and improve.

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