About The skipper



Years Old

Lives: Le Mans, France

Miles sailed: 100.000+ miles

Group: TBA

Status: Full Entry

Where does your passion for sailing come from?

I was a turbulent child who had to be occupied for a few hours a day… With sailing I found myself in an immediately familiar and comfortable element, where I experienced belonging to a group. I believe that the way was drawn from my first day at sailing school!

What lessons have you learnt from sailing?

Maybe what I would call a mental discipline: you don’t procrastinate, you don’t lie (at sea in any case, once on land it’s something else…)

What brought you to like single-handed sailing?

I get a lot of satisfaction from the challenge that this represents, maneuvering alone while trying to anticipate things, to see beyond the simple movement in progress. Besides, I don’t hate myself or get bored in my company!

What prompted you to sign up for this event?

The conviction that the GSC is for me the right event at the right time, after a life in which I have always known that one day I will sail solo around the world.

How do you plan to prepare for this event?

My recipe has three main ingredients: collecting the experience of sailors who have lived this type of adventure; carefully plan and carry out the preparation of the boat; then confront these two ingredients with reality with numerous navigations to test the recipe…

What do you think will be the biggest challenge?

Successfully start off relaxed, rested, serene, without anticipating the race too much.

Tell us about your boat or the boat you would like to have.

The ideal for me is a balance between speed and comfort, between fun and my abilities, within budget – and safety – and performance.

Do you intend to link this personal challenge with a social message?

I think about establishing a partnership with children, a school, to deliver a message of self-confidence, for the realization of his dreams, to create in them the desire to achieve…

Sailing experience

100,000+ miles.

About The Boat

Sail Number: 13

Boat design: TBA

Year designed: 1989 (launched 2012)

Group: TBA

LOA: 46 feet

Displacement: 9500kg

Upwind sail area: 105m2

Downwind sail area: 145m2