Yoann Richomme will join Jack Trigger as co skipper of Concise 8 for the 1000 Mile epic starting in Caen, Normandy this May.
Yoann posts an impressive resume having won the coveted solitaire du Figaro in 2016 and finishing twice second in the unofficial solo offshore world championship. Also no stranger to the Class 40 circuit Yoann finished 3rd in the 2011 edition of the Normandy Channel Race and 2nd in the Transat Jacques Vabre that same year.
He brings a huge amount of experience to the team in terms of shorthanded offshore racing, and is also aiming to compete in this years Route du Rhum, with a new Lombard design due to be launched in June
“I can’t wait to get sailing with Yoann, ‘Concise 8’ has had a huge amount of work done over the winter period and is now well prepared for the season, but a strong start is important to us in what will be the first big test of this ‘Route du Rhum’ year. Yoann will no doubt help to get the most out of the boat and whilst the aim of course is to be at the front of the fleet, it’s also an opportunity to identify any key areas that we need to work on throughout the season.” – Jack
First Yoann is competing in the coming AG2R race which starts on Sunday, so best of luck to him and make sure to follow what will no doubt be another exciting Figaro race on the tracker!