"It's not because things are difficult that we don't dare; it's because we don't dare the things are difficult." Seneca

"Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realise we cannot eat money." american native


"I do not know if these are the views of Saint Exupery or Mermoz who gave me the desire to know the places they had developed their image and feelings they described in their books ... But need to join Brazil in flight on a microlight led me into one of the most dangerous adventures that I have been given to achieve "



"After 15 years traveling the oceans on my sailboat charter and my big multihull racing, following a trail of 350 000 miles and several dozen Atlantic crossings, I always run to the far horizon curves continue fleeing constantly behind the waves. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian are all maritime areas that have haunted and that always attract me with the same force! "


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1980 - The proa Funambule

The proa "Atlantic" Funambule was the first composite “amator” building by Guy Delage.



  • Length: 17 m
  • Width: 8.2 m
  • Weight: 4.5 t
  • Sail area: 130 m²
  • Construction Sandwich glass polyester foam Airex

Funambule was a very typical boat suffering from gaps in the upwind. Its polar favored the crosswinds trips. Like all proas he demanded extreme vigilance in ocean crossing. However, craft unique is was who gave Guy immoderate taste for these extraordinary craft!

Sponsored by successively:
Sudinox (multihull trophy, transatlantic double)
Oceans Magazine (New York / Brest)
Lestra Sport (La Rochelle / New Orleans)


Tour de la Guadeloupe: 1
Trophy multihulls: 1
New York / Brest: 1st in his class and 2nd in the scratch
Speed Week Brest: World champion speed open category (the record will kept 5 years!). Smaller boat had beaten the record for the Atlantic schooner (14m waterline) in just over 10 days!

1982 - La Rochelle / New Orleans: 1st and 3rd in the scratch



Ocean "My relationship with water and ocean is truly carnal.”

Born in the depths of the Champagne countryside, nothing predisposed to do that Guy Delage will love the ocean dumping ... yet it is one of them who will make known at 18, crossing the Channel by swimming alone and without assistance...

1973 Le Conquet – Ouessant with fin still alone and without assistance
thousands of hours diving and snorkeling
In 1994, Guy Delage crossed the Atlantic alone, drifting and swimming
In 1998, he embarked on a voyage across the Indian Ocean drifting in a passenger submarine to 7 meters depth.