Date of Birth: 1972
In: Aix-en-Provence, France
Legs sailed in this edition: Leg 4
Something about him that you don't know: The unassuming French skipper is a sailing legend whose win in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race is just one of many in his trophies cabinet. He is known for his perfectionism and ruthless single-minded drive and determination. Crew members have learnt that he’s not a man to crack jokes with. A recipient of the prestigious Legion d’Honneur, Cammas also loves mountaineering and cycling.
Who he is: Cammas is a star in the sailing world thanks to a career bursting with world records and historic offshore sailing victories in events such as the Transat Jacques Vabre, the Route du Rhum and the ORMA trimaran world championships. In 1997, at the age of 24, Cammas announced his arrival on the offshore sailing world stage with a win in the Figaro du Solitaire, a 1,600-mile race around Europe, beating many of France’s best solo sailors in the process. Famed for his success in multihulls, Cammas decided to take his career down a different path in 2009, announcing a switch to monohulls for a shot at winning the Volvo Ocean Race.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2011-12 Groupama 4