Tanguy fell into sailing as a child. Originally from Istres, he moved to Vannes at a very young age, where his father, who gave sailing lessons, took him sailing on a caravel in the Gulf of Morbihan.
His passion for the sea has grown over the years, but everything changed in 2003 when his father crossed the Atlantic for the first time in the Mini Transat on a support boat. With his merchant navy studies almost complete, Tanguy took to the water and decided to make his dream come true by buying his first boat, a POGO 2, with his savings and those of his family. He was 21 years old.
Attracted by sailing but also by competition and the physical and psychological challenge it represents, he entered ocean racing in 2011 with no money, but very motivated and determined. 6th in his first Mini Transat in 2013, he has only one desire: to continue the adventure. His way of communicating allows him to be noticed and to stand out. Crowned French Mini 6.50 Champion in 2014, he trumps all the podiums in all the races he takes part in and starts to make a name for himself in the industry. 3rd in the Mini Transat 6.50 in 2015, Tanguy, crowned French Mini 6.50 Champion for the 2nd consecutive year, revises his ambitions upwards and decides to make his passion his profession.
Tanguy then entered the Figaro circuit in 2016 and lined up for the first time at the start of the Solitaire du Figaro in 2017, on which he finished third rookie. He continued his adventure in this circuit and joined the IMOCA Class in 2021 alongside Denis Van Weinbergh for the Transat Jacques Vabre before returning to his own 60-foot boat, the former APICIL Group, in 2022 for the 2024 Vendée Globe.
He finished 13th in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, carrying the colours of the Lazare association in his sail.