A busy spring

Morgan Lagravière will be flying the colours of Safran until the end of June 2017 and during the last few months of this partnership, the young sailor will continue his development by amassing experience alongside his coach, Roland Jourdain.

After its delivery from Cape Town, the monohull, Safran, went back to the boatyard in Concarneau, to the premises of Kaïros, for a complete overhaul. It is scheduled to go back into the water by mid-March.

For Morgan Lagravière, these next few months are the chance to complete his education, particularly with some long offshore outings, two-handed and then solo. "I still need to keep developing," he says. "Taking stock, in the cold light of day, of my four weeks of racing in the Vendée Globe, I think have to learn to how to master the full potential of this really incredible machine. My desire to be on the starting line of the next edition, in 2020, is the reason for the choice of such an offshore sailing programme. Scheduling training sessions over this period will allow me to put myself into the conditions of an oceanic race."

Lagravière will participate in several pre-season races: the Tour de Belle-Île, the Grand Prix Guyader in Douarnenez, and the Ar Men Race, starting from La Trinité-sur-Mer. Three challenges that will demonstrate again the full potential of the 60ft Safran