Jack has competed in the Solitaire du Figaro three times, finishing 1st Bizuth in 2013. In 2014, he joined Dongfeng Race Team as a shore crew member in the Volvo Ocean Race, before being offered a place on board by Charles Caudrelier for Leg 3 to Sanya.
In 2017, the 29 year old sailor acquired an IMOCA boat with the ambition of participating in the Vendée Globe for the first time. Waiting for sponsors, he joined the Dongfend Race Team for a second Volvo Ocean Race where the team scored a magnificent victory.
Unfortunately, his hopes for sponsorship fell through and the project never materialised. He was forced to sell the boat and give up the race. After handing over the boat to its new owner in January 2020, Jack Boutell decided to put the Vendée Globe on hold for a while and set sail with the Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team.
In 2022, the sailor joined the 11th Hour Racing Team with a view to a third participation in The Ocean Race. Aboard the American IMOCA, skippered by Charlie Enright, the crew won the crewed round-the-world race with stopovers.
He returns to the race in 2023 with Samantha Davies on Initiatives Cœur as co-skipper.