IMOCA Globe Series19th
Points25 pts
Age42 (11/26/79)
Top performance3rd of the Transat AG2R-La Mondiale 2014
Joined Imoca on2018
TeamAlexia Sailing Team
PartnersConseil départemental des Alpes Maritimes, 20 000 Vies, Villes d'Antibes Juan Les Pins, Biotronik France, Club 4myplanet
CommitmentAssociation 4myplanet


Alexia, from the Mediterranean Sea, started sailing at a very early age. Sailing teacher at 15, she worked in the sailing yachting industry as co-skipper or crew, while studying Sports Management at Nice University of Sports, UFR-STAPS.

She became a professional sailor, a world-class Match Racing regatta sailor, and began single-handed offshore racing. In 20 years, she has already sailed more than 120,000 miles around the world and participated in 15 transatlantic races, including five single-handed races in Mini Transat, Figaro 2, IMOCA monohull and multihull.

In 2009, she created 4myplanet and became the first woman to attempt a single-handed round-the-world voyage for the benefit of science in IMOCA with the former UUNET. Five months of navigation and 20 000 miles covered to bring back more than 1 million surface water data to European ocean observation programs and more than 10 000 4myplanet kids followed this navigation in France, Monaco, South Africa, Brazil and New York.

His sports career continues in various media: Figaro Bénéteau 2, SuperYacht, 6mJI, match racing. Eclectic, she sails alongside the best: Dennis Conner, Florence Arthaud, Peter Holmberg, Andy Beadworth ... In 2013, she won the Maxi Transatlantique with a crew. In 2014, she is 3rd in the Transat AG2R la Mondiale.

Today, the yachtswoman has completed her first Vendée Globe in 111 days with her 1998 Lombard design, a legendary boat that now has seven round-the-world races under her belt.

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Sailing Highlights

2021: Transat Jacques Vabre - 18ème (Groupe Sétin) 
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - ABD (Groupe Sétin) 
Vendée Globe - 24th (111d 17h 03min 44s) 
Transat Jacques Vabre - 25th
2019: Bermudes 1000 Race - 14th
2019: Voiles de St Barth sur SOJANA (Maxi 2)
2019: Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe - 15th
2018: Monaco Globe Series - 9th
2017: Tour Voile - Pink Lady
2017: Solitaire du Figaro - Rookie
2016: European vice-champion de 6mJI
2015: Tour Voile - skipper 30 Corsaires
2014: Transat AG2R-La Mondiale - 3rd
2013: Voiles de St-Tropez - 4th
2013: Voiles d'Antibes - 1st 8mJI Helen
2012: Yacht Club de France Trophy - Winner
2011: Maxi Transatlantic, Farr 115 Sojana - Winner
2007: Route de l'Equateur with Florence Arthaud - 2nd
2007: Round British Island Record, female crew
2006: Transat AG2R - 12th with Sam Davies
2005: Transat 6.50 - Proto ROXY
2003: World female match race - 3rd
2003: European female match race - 5th


Groupe Sétin, IMOCA, Manuel Cousin, Vendée Globe© Groupe Sétin

Sail numberFRA 71
ArchitectFarr Yacht Design
Construction2007, Southern Ocean Marine, Nouvelle-Zélande
Former namesPaprec-Virbac 2, W Hotels, ESTRELLA DAMM, WE ARE WATER, Le Bateau des Métiers by Aerocampus, La Mie Câline, La Mie Câline – Artipôle
Length18,28 m
Beam5,80 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight9 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
Sail area max.
Upwind270 m2
Downwind560 m2


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