Tanguy LE TURQUAIS

IMOCA Globe Series19th
Points146 pts
Age33 (6/25/89)
Top performance2nd of the Transat en Double 2021 with Corentin Douguet in Figaro series
Joined Imoca on2021
TeamLAZARE
BaseLorient
CommitmentLazare association

Profile

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 launched himself on 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 3rd rookie and 16th overall. He continued his adventure in this circuit and this year entered the IMOCA circuit as co-skipper of Denis Van Weinbergh. 

 

Sailing Highlights

2022: Route du Rhum - 13th
2022:
Défi Azimut - Lorient Agglomération - 9th
2021:
Transat Jacques Vabre - 19th
2021: Solitaire du Figaro - 14th
2021: Sardinha Cup -  4th (with Corentin Douguet)
2021: Transat en Double - 2nd (with Corentin Douguet)

2021: Tour de Bretagne à la voile - 8th (with Robin Follin)
2021: Solo Guy Cotten - 3rd
2019: La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro - 35th
2019: Solo Maître CoQ - 2nd
2018: La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro - 19th
2018: Transat AG2R LA MONDIALE - 14th
2017: Solo Maîtres Coq - 16th
2017: Tour de Bretagne à la Voile - 12th
2017: Solitaire Urgo - Le Figaro : 16th
2016: Douarnenez Horta Solo - 16th
2016: Transat AG2R La Mondiale - 12th
2015: French Ocean Racing Champion
2015: Mini Transat - 3rd
2015: Pornichet Select - 1st
2014: French Ocean Racing Champion
2014: Pornichet Select - 1st
2014: Les Sables - Les Açores - 1st (2nd leg)
2013: Mini Transat - 6th

Boat

Name LAZARE
Sail numberFRA 1000
ArchitectFinot - Conq
Construction2007, Multiplast, Vannes
Former namesDCNS, Comme Un Seul Homme, Groupe APICIL
Length18,28 m
Beam5,85 m
Draught4,5 m
Weight8,5 tonnes
Mast height29 m
Mast typeWing mast
FoilsNo
Sail area max.
Upwind350 m2
Downwind610 m2
© Martin Keruzore
© Martin Keruzore
© Martin Keruzore
© Jean-Louis Carli