We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.
Born in Aix-en-Provence in 1972, the French sailor has a palmares envied by every ocean sailor. He won the 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race as skipper of Groupama, took the satisfaction of winning the Jules Verne Trophy in 2010 (he completed the round-the-world race in 48 days, 7 hours, 44 minutes and 52 seconds: the record stood for two years), triumphed at the most important transatlantic races (Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre, Quebec-Saint Malo) both as a crew and solo.
His resume is a string of records and victories: his latest feat was rounding Cape Horn aboard a small foil-equipped cat, crewed by an amateur. He is currently the key man for Groupama Team France in the America’s Cup.
Because: He won the round-the-world race in stages and nonstop, there is no transatlantic in which he did not participate and triumphed.