As a teenager, Luc Coquelin was already part of the maritime community, joining the merchant navy and later the fishing industry. He discovered sail racing with mini transats in 1987 and 1989. It was love at first sight. A veteran sailor with over 20 years of experience under his belt, Coquelin has raced in 3 Tour de France en Voile, 2 Transat en solitaire and 42 transatlantic races. He has a proven track record of success with 10 victories in 10 years, including the Transat Québec Saint-Malo in 2004, the Transat des Alizés in 1997 and the Transcaraïbes des Passionnés in 1999, 2000 and 2001. In the 5 last editions of the Route du Rhum, Coquelin made the podium 4 times. He has been sharing his knowledge of the sea for the past 20 years by teaching to novices and advanced skippers alike. He regularly takes apprentices onboard when taking part in crewed races such as the Transat Québec Saint-Malo.
The 50 foot monohulls made of composite wood and designed by the architects Mortain/Mavrikios is adaptable to all sailing configuration without overwhelming the skipper. Guadeloupe Dynamique is taking part in it’s 3rd Transat Québec Saint-Malo. The powerful boat is also a regular on the Route du Rhum with a 2nd place in 1998, 2002 and 2010, and a 3rd place en 2006. The boat holds no secrets for Luc Coquelin and is once again more than eady to cross the Atlantic.
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