Thomas Rouxel - Navigator

Born in Brittany in 1982, I live in Finistère, near the small port of Doelan.

I started, like many, with light sailing with my brother near Erquy (Côtes d'Armor), and I was then taken by the open sea.

I have been racing offshore for around fifteen years. After having cut my teeth solo on the Figaro circuit, for 10 years I have been a crew member on major French and international projects, alternating sailing from solo to crewed, from small monohulls to Ultimes trimarans.

In particular, I participated in several world tours in the Volvo Ocean Race or in attempts to win the Jules Vernes trophy.

Today and for almost 3 years, I am mainly a crewmate of Thomas Coville on the Sodebo trimaran, but also on other supports depending on the schedule of the large trimaran.

Apart from my professional practice, I also spend a lot of time on the water, whether windsurfing or surfing, for fun!!

By collecting waste on the beaches that I walk every day, or by trying to share my values ​​during the numerous meetings with school classes who follow my adventures, I am very happy to be able to continue these "small gestures" by dressing as a LAGOPED. I think that the problems of the sea and the mountains are often the same.

Extract from prize list

  • 2nd in the Transat Jacques-Vabre 2017 with Sébastien Josse on Gitana 17
  • Jules Trophy attempt with Spindrift in 47 days in 2015
  • 3rd in the 2014/2015 Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng
  • Winner of the Route des Princes on Multi70 Edmond de Rothschild 2013
  • 3rd in the Tour de France à la Voile M34 in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Winner in Figaro of the Transat Bénodet-Martinique 2011
  • 4th in the double-handed Transat in Figaro 2021 with Pierre Le Boucher
  • 5th in the Solitaire du Figaro 2011