An experienced sailor, Stéphane Le Diraison cut his teeth in the Mini 6.50 and then in the Class40 before joining the IMOCA circuit in 2016, which led to his participation in the 2012-2017 Vendée Globe. Although the experience ended with an abandonment due to dismasting halfway through the race, Stéphane drew a positive balance from this experience from all points of view and managed to repeat the experience four years later. This time, the skipper of Time For Oceans completed the race in 95 days.
Although the experience ended in a dismasting midway through the race, Stéphane drew a positive balance from all points of view and managed to repeat the experience four years later. This time, the Time For Oceans skipper completed the race in 95 days.
Sustainable development is at the heart of Stéphane Le Diraison's concerns, and he has long been in charge of the marine renewable energy activity at Bureau Veritas. His professional commitment has enabled him to acquire a good knowledge of the problems linked to the preservation of our environment, coupled with strong personal convictions. With his Time For Oceans project, he is accompanied by three partners strongly committed to sustainable development: SUEZ, Bouygues Construction and the city of Boulogne-Billancourt.
At the end of the Vendée Globe, he sold his IMOCA to British sailor James Harayda, with whom he will sail the 2021 and 2023 double-handed seasons.