Thomas Rouxel

At 34, the Breton sailor already boasts a solid track record that relies on 25 years of experience; a background that marks him out as one of the most highly recognised and sought-after crew members. Though discretion is a dominant feature of this sailor on land, out on the water he’s proven himself to be a formidable competitor, who likes nothing better than to win!

Birthdate 26/11/1982 Port of registry Saint-Brieuc

A top racer with an eclectic background, Thomas loves diversity and sails a variety of craft to ensure he’s constantly expanding his range of skills. At first glance, his curriculum vitae prompts you to think that the sailor, a native of Erquy on the Côtes-d’Armor, on Brittany’s north coast, has followed the classic route par excellence. Starting his career on an Olympic sports dinghy then match racing, followed by an apprenticeship in the art of rigour and solo sailing within the very demanding Figaro class, he then headed far offshore aboard the large multihulls and also competed in the Volvo Ocean Race. However, on reading between the lines and digging a little deeper below the surface, you discover that Thomas has other aspirations that guide his competitive leanings: a passion for boardsports... From a very early age, Thomas Rouxel has been drawn to windsurfing, or funboarding to be precise. In fact, it was on a famous Breton funboard spot, on the Crozon peninsula, and not at the famous Port-la-Forêt training centre, that Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel first crossed paths.

11 transatlantic races
1 Volvo Ocean Race - 1 Jules Verne Trophy - 6 Solitaire du Figaros

Track record

  • 2015
  • Sprindrift II

    Jules Verne Trophy (helmsman - trimmer - bowman)

    Race time: 47 days
    Boat : Sprindrift II

  • 3th
    Dongfeng

    Volvo Ocean Race (watch leader)

    Boat : Dongfeng

  • 2013
  • 1st

    Route des Princes

    Boat : MULTI70 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD

  • 2012
  • 2nd

    Krys Ocean Race (New York - Brest)

    Boat : MULTI70 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD

  • 2013
  • 3th
    M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

    Tour de France à la voile

    Boat : M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

  • 2012
  • 3th
    M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

    Tour de France à la voile

    Boat : M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

  • 2011
  • 3th
    M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

    Tour de France à la voile

    Boat : M34 Bretagne Crédit Mutuel

  • 1st
    Figaro 2

    Singlehanded transatlantic Bénodet - Martinique

    Boat : Figaro 2

  • 2009
  • 1st
    Open 750

    Spi Ouest France (helmsman-skipper)

    Boat : Open 750

  • 2008
  • IMOCA BT 60

    Sailing alongside Sébastien Josse

    Boat : IMOCA BT 60

  • 2007
  • 2nd
    Figaro 2

    Singlehanded transatlantic Trophée BPE

    Boat : Figaro 2

  • 2004
  • 5th

    European Class 8 Championship

    Boat :

  • 3th

    Boat :

  • Other
  • Sports dinghy sailing from 1993 to 2003
    470 (Olympic discipline) from 2001 to 2003
    420 in competition from 1997 to 2000
    et L’Équipe from 1993 to 1996