Alan ROURA

IMOCA Globe Series15th
Points20 pts
Age29 (2/26/93)
Top performanceSolo Atlantic Record: 7d 16d 55mn, 2019 July, 19
Joined Imoca on2016
TeamHUBLOT Sailing Team
BaseLORIENT
PartnersHUBLOT

Profile

Alan Roura is a precocious sailor. After a childhood spent on the water, on Lake Geneva, and then eleven years of sailing around the world with his family, he took part in his first major race at the age of just 20.

Mini Transat, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre... Alan has tried his hand at (almost) everything and quickly learned his ocean racing skills. Before tackling the Grail of the discipline: the 2016 Vendée Globe, which he finished in 12th position, becoming the youngest skipper in history to finish the race, at only 23 years old. 

Four years later, he was again the youngest skipper at the start of the ninth edition, which he finished 17th. Not spared by technical problems, he nevertheless completed his second consecutive solo round-the-world race, after 95 days of pain, but rich in lessons for a third participation, already in gestation. 

At 29 years old, double finisher of the "Everest of the Seas" and North Atlantic record holder, the Genevan is now thinking even bigger. With his experience and a new maturity, the Swiss aspires to play among the favorites, at the helm of an ever more powerful boat. His head is still full of dreams, he has his sights set on victory in 2024 and his smile is still in his eyes.

Sailing Highlights

2022: Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 15th
2020-21 :
Vendée Globe - 17th (95d 06h 09m 56s)
2020 : Défi Azimut - 14th
2020 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 21th
2019:
Défi Azimut - 15th
2019:
Rolex Fastnet Race - 8th
2019:
Single handed North Atlantic crossing record - 7d 16h 55mn
2018: Route du Rhum - 7th
2018: Monaco Globe Series - 6th
2017: Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
2016-17: Vendée Globe - 12th
2015: Transat Jacques Vabre - 10th in Class40
2015: Grand Prix Guyader - 7th
2014: Route du Rhum - Retired Class40
2013: Mini Transat - 11th

 

Boat

Name HUBLOT
Sail numberSUI 7
ArchitectVPLP - Pete Hobson
Construction2019, Carrington Boats, Southampton (GB)
Former namesHUGO BOSS
Length18,28 m
Beam5,40 m
Draught4,50 m
Weight7,6 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsYes
Sail area max.
Upwind330 m2
Downwind630 m2

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