With a title of Champion of France (1998)
and two world titles,
various achievements on regattas in the Catamaran Sport,
wind surfing, and run-racing, Emmanuel turns
to the adventure passionately. 30 years old Pornichetin ( Pornichet,
France) of scientific formation, pharmaceutical education and patent of
state option veils, shares his time between the design, manufacture, the
realization of these various operations, not forgetting about training.,
- he is an
accomplished sportsman, whose background includes 3 solo crossings of the
Atlantic , without stopovers, assistance, and considerable recognitions:
two - by rowing, and one - on hydrocycle.
"What has always stimulated me, it is to be maitre-of-work of my
projects in their globality. Conception/fabrication, validation of the
various concepts and all that surrounds valuation and the communication
of my adventures. Putting in scene a clean, healthy, not pollutant sport
with positive ecological connotation. It is the will to improve, to have
a sincere relation with my own-self. To push away my own limits only by
my will and combativeness. To create a unique, absolute vision. The
value of this exploit is not in the ratio with the danger, but in the
attempt of adventure which it gets ".
Atlantic W-E 2003.
Failed attempt to improve his own time of crossing the Atlantic West -
East. Tried to become
Man in the World to have rowed any ocean solo for three times.
Atlantic W-E 2002
A difficult Challenge of almost 2800 nautical miles, by the road of
Depressions between Chatham (the United States) and the longitude of Cap
d'Ouessant - 05°08' W (France). Nearly a million strokes of oars to the profit of Children Patients
of The NECKER Hospital.
crossing took 87 days, facing 14 Ocean Depressions, 3
Tropical Storms, 17 Upsettings, 7403 km
Atlantic E-W 2001 – ROWING RECORD
(broken by Fedor Konyukhov in 2002)
Left the Canary Islands (Puerto de Mogan) on April 15, 2001 - arrived to
Guadeloupe on June 11, 2001. Time of crossing - 57 days 4 hours 30 min
Some figures: average 53 miles/day, maximum 80 miles/day , +10.0 knots
in surfing, 14/15 hours of row
He has beaten the record of crossing the Atlantic E-W for solo rowers by
more than 10 days -The former record belonged to Patric Lihurt, France,
boat Lune de Mer – 67 days.
Atlantic E-W in Hydrocycle 1999-2000
Canaries 1999/Barbados 2000. Wins Paris award "A Volant Ocean "
After 99 days 5hours 15 minutes of solitary effort, Emmanuel COINDRE
arrived Monday March 20, 2000 to Barbados, having pedalled the Atlantic
Ocean, without sponsors, stopover and assistance. Hydrocycle -7 metres
long by 1.30 wide, resulting from its design and its manufacture, in
dissimilar carbon/glass composite. Compartmentalize, unsinkable,
self-righting. Driven by a two-bladed propeller activated by fixed
pedals, average speed - 2.5 knots , in surfing does more then 9knots.
99 days - time partially explained by a very capricious weather,
mechanical problems because of lack of power, staying in bed for a week
ill, from 12 to 14 hours of daily effort: several (3) depressions
obliged Emmanuel to be under drift anchor for equivalent of one week;
capsizing at the night of December 24, the meeting with a ofni (13th day
of the journey) causes the loss of stabilizer, the patronage of a
sea-bream coryphées of 1.7 meters, stormy systems, rationing of food on
the final stage, water ways and lifting repairs at sea. Departed from
Puerto de Mogan (Gran Canaria) December 12th 1999, arrived to Bridgetown
(Barbados) March 20th 2000 in excellent physical form.