"Eyes can be very fragile and are at the same time the best partner to win races on the sea. I’m always looking for the best eyewear quality, and I’m happy to say that Bollé has it all. They have all kinds of quality glasses combined with some interesting design."

"When my mother was pregnant with me, she started sailing. So, we can say that I started sailing at a very young age. I was lucky to be in this marine environment all my childhood and it felt great. 
When I was 7 years old, my family and I traveled on a sailing boat around Atlantic. As soon as I came back in France, all I wanted was to sail Optimist. 
During my career, I sailed on dinghy boat Optimist and Moth Europe with good results. Afterwards, I did the Olympic campaign on Tornado for Athens and Beijing which allowed me to learn from the best multihulls skippers in the world. But my deep wish was to sail offshore, so from 2008 to 2010 I went to the Figaro Class and finished with the French title. At the same time, I was on Imoca Class and finished with the 2
nd place in Transat Jacques Vabre. Later on, I decided to sail on my own and won the Vendee Globe as well as the Route Rhum. When I came back, it was time to combine multihulls with offshore sailing. We built a new giant “Ultim” boat (the 100’ Trimaran Macif) and won the 2 first races, The Transat Jacques Vabre and the Transat Bakerly."

  • Date and place of birth: March 23rd 1983.
  • City where you live: La Forêt Fouesnant, small village in the South of Britanny, France.
  • What is your main objective in your sport career? Sailing solo around the world as fast as possible.
  • What is your main objective in your personal life? Be happy. And share it, maybe it could be contagious.
  • What is your favorite race? Why? Sailing solo without assistance around the world on giant multihulls.
  • Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before and during a race? Training is the only one. Don’t want to be superstitious it’s too difficult to manage.
  • What is the result which you are the proudest of in your career?  Winning Route Rhum.
  • What is the best memory in your career? Arrival of the Vendee Globe 2013.
  • What is your favorite place to rest? Home but I’m not often there.
  • What is your favorite destination for holidays? Sea and mountains. Either Corsica or Norway and I’m dreaming about travelling to New-Zealand.
  • What is your favorite song, artist? It changes every month. Art need to be in movement.
  • What is your favorite movie? Le Grand Bleu.
  • What is your favorite dish? Grandmother’s secret recipe. Americano monkfish.
  • Do you have motto? “Whatever happens it advantages you.”

Biographie

"When my mother was pregnant with me, she started sailing. So, we can say that I started sailing at a very young age. I was lucky to be in this marine environment all my childhood and it felt great. 
When I was 7 years old, my family and I traveled on a sailing boat around Atlantic. As soon as I came back in France, all I wanted was to sail Optimist. 
During my career, I sailed on dinghy boat Optimist and Moth Europe with good results. Afterwards, I did the Olympic campaign on Tornado for Athens and Beijing which allowed me to learn from the best multihulls skippers in the world. But my deep wish was to sail offshore, so from 2008 to 2010 I went to the Figaro Class and finished with the French title. At the same time, I was on Imoca Class and finished with the 2
nd place in Transat Jacques Vabre. Later on, I decided to sail on my own and won the Vendee Globe as well as the Route Rhum. When I came back, it was time to combine multihulls with offshore sailing. We built a new giant “Ultim” boat (the 100’ Trimaran Macif) and won the 2 first races, The Transat Jacques Vabre and the Transat Bakerly."

Derrière la scène

  • Date and place of birth: March 23rd 1983.
  • City where you live: La Forêt Fouesnant, small village in the South of Britanny, France.
  • What is your main objective in your sport career? Sailing solo around the world as fast as possible.
  • What is your main objective in your personal life? Be happy. And share it, maybe it could be contagious.
  • What is your favorite race? Why? Sailing solo without assistance around the world on giant multihulls.
  • Do you have a particular habit, a ritual before and during a race? Training is the only one. Don’t want to be superstitious it’s too difficult to manage.
  • What is the result which you are the proudest of in your career?  Winning Route Rhum.
  • What is the best memory in your career? Arrival of the Vendee Globe 2013.
  • What is your favorite place to rest? Home but I’m not often there.
  • What is your favorite destination for holidays? Sea and mountains. Either Corsica or Norway and I’m dreaming about travelling to New-Zealand.
  • What is your favorite song, artist? It changes every month. Art need to be in movement.
  • What is your favorite movie? Le Grand Bleu.
  • What is your favorite dish? Grandmother’s secret recipe. Americano monkfish.
  • Do you have motto? “Whatever happens it advantages you.”