Virtuo Industrial Property alongside Jean Le Cam for the Vendée Globe 2024-2025 It all starts in Finistère – Armor-lux

Virtuo Industrial Property is extremely proud to be partnering with Jean Le Cam in the upcoming Vendée Globe 2024.
The entire team at Virtuo Industrial Property, leading player in responsible and innovative logistics real estate, has joined forces with the great yachtsman to rise to the challenge of this epic race. The next start will take place in November 2024.

In November 2024, Jean Le Cam will enter the Vendée Globe 2024 aboard a new IMOCA yacht named “Tout commence en Finistère – Armor-lux”.

Sponsors will include Virtuo Industrial Property for the first time in history.

Virtuo Industrial Property’s decision to support the yachtsman is primarily motivated by conviction. Jean Le Cam’s project for this new Vendée Globe 2024 is different. Because it has a human touch, is sensible and responsible, it naturally echoes the values of the company and its teams: “The idea is simple. The aim is to promote a project that is accessible financially, technically and athletically, so that the sailor remains at the heart of sailing, rather than the machine and high technology. And, of course, to remain competitive.

From the moment we met Grégory and Aurélie Blouin, we felt that they were people who were committed to respecting people and the planet,” says Anne Le Cam, wife of sailor Jean Le Cam.

Bringing people together, from logistics real estate to shipping

Grégory Blouin, newcomer at the time, became fascinated by the Vendée Globe in 2021. He met Jean Le Cam a few months later and, in September 2022, decided to support the yachtsman in his next Vendée Globe: “The Vendée Globe is more than a race, it is a project carried out by a team over three or even four years, which is what we are developing at Virtuo. Risk-taking, team spirit, sharing and solidarity, with simple, humble people, that’s what we aim to become at Virtuo, and that’s what led us to take part in the “TOUT COMMENCE EN FINISTERE – ARMOR-LUX” project. Jean Le Cam’s innovative and ambitious Vendée Globe project is designed to be simple yet effective, and we’re proud to be one of its sponsors,” says Grégory Blouin, President of Virtuo.

Supporting the reasoned and the reasonable

After discovering the IMOCA yacht in Port-La-Forêt and meeting the navigator last September, the entire Virtuo team is ready for the next stage of Jean Le Cam’s project: the qualifying race, “Le Retour à la Base”, from Martinique to Lorient and, of course, the start of the Vendée Globe on November 10, 2024.  “The sailors deserve to be acclaimed, they’re passionate people.

This project, well thought out and within a reasonable budget, is what attracted us.

We’re trying to do the same in logistics real estate,” concludes Grégory Blouin.

Biography of Jean Le Cam

Jean Le Cam, born April 27, 1959 in Quimper (Finistère), is a French builder, navigator and professional skipper. His impressive list of achievements earned him the nickname “King Jean”. He made his competitive debut at an early age, taking part in regattas with his father from the age of 14. In 1981, he did his military service with Eric Tabarly, and was a crew member on his first crewed round-the-world race (Whitbread race).

From that point on, he raced with some of the biggest names in ocean racing, including Philippe Poupon, Patrick Morvan, Laurent Bourgnon and Titouan Lamazou.

In 1983, he founded the CDK Composites shipyard in Port La Forêt with his two partners Gaétan Gouérou and Hubert Desjoyeaux. Together they built Poulain, a boat for Olivier de Kersauson, Kaimiloa, a wreck search boat, a fishing catamaran and an Optimist racing boat.

At the same time, he became world champion in Formula 40 racing on multihulls also built by CDK Composites.

By the age of 19, he had competed in 16 editions of the Solitaire du Figaro, becoming a three-time winner. During this time, he also completed a series of transatlantic races. He then devoted his career to single-handed and double-handed round-the-world races, and for the past 20 years has taken part in 5 Vendée Globe races and 2 Barcelona Word Races (non-stop double-handed round-the-world race).

He competed in his fifth Vendée Globe in 2020-2021 at the age of 61, when he rescued Kevin Escoffier in the South Atlantic after his boat had sunk. He came in fourth, just a few hours after the first. Jean Le Cam is gearing up for the start of the Vendée Globe on November 10, 2024.

Jean Le Cam’s track record


2020-2021: 4th after 80 days and 13 hours of racing

2016-2017: 6th after 80 days of racing

2012-2013: 5th after 88 days of racing

2008-2009: Retired

2004 -2005: 2nd after 87 days of racing


2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre – 13th with N.Troussel

2018 : Bermuda 1000 Race – 3rd

2015: IMOCA World Champion

2015: Barcelona World Race – 1st with B.Stamm

2015: IMOCA World Champion

2013: Transat Jacques Vabre – 1st with V.Riou


2012: Vendée Globe – 5th

2010: Transat Ag2r – 6th

2008: Transat Ag2r – 4th

2006: Route du Rhum – 2nd

2005: Transat Jacques Vabre – 3rd with K.De Pavant

2002: Route des Phares – 2nd in Multi60

2001: Transat Jacques Vabre – 4th in Multi60 with J.Caraës

1999: Solitaire du Figaro – 1st

1996: Solitaire du Figaro – 1st

1994: Solitaire du Figaro – 1st – Transat Ag2r – 1st with R. Jourdain

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