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Nationality : Française
Age : 41 years
Website : initiatives-coeur.fr
Skipper principal de : Initiatives Coeur (FRA 109)

General ranking

Season Ranking points
Saison 2017-2017 7 030 pts
2015-2016 Season 20 099 pts
2013-2014 Season 16 021 pts
2012-2013 season 10 119 pts
2011 - 2012 Season 10 110 pts
In addition to being a skipper, Tanguy is a boat designer and builder and he is proud of wearing these three hats. He has not always been a sailing enthusiast, which is why, besides some recreational sailing during summer vacations spent in Brittany, Tanguy did not spend much time on a boat as a child. He loved judo instead. But at the age of 15, two consecutive cervical vertebrae injuries forced him to give it up. In the same period, he caught the sailing virus after participating in the High School Trophy.

After graduating in 1997, he went to Southampton to study naval architecture. He met several key people there who turned out to be crucial for his career: Ellen Mac Arthur, Brian Thompson and Nick Moloney, who all chose to compete in the Vendee Globe after sailing in the Mini Class. Tanguy helped them prepare their respective boats for the epic race, secretly hoping to design and build his own Mini 6.50 and cross the Atlantic alone on it one day. His dream came true in 2002 with the launch of his boat on which
he competed in the 2005 Mini Transat, finishing 7th. What Tanguy finds truly interesting is the technical side of such projects, as well as the boat design of course. That is why he joined the Simon Rogers yacht design firm, where he designed the class40 boat on which he still sails and performs well, winning the first edition of the Solidaire du Chocolat. Tanguy came back on the 2012 “Solitaire du Chocolat” in order to defend his title with Jean Galfione and he is now about to race in his first Vendée Globe in a partnership with Initiatives and Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

IMOCA races historic

nautical resume

2016 - Vendée Globe

2016 - Transat NY - Vendée

2015 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2014 - Route du Rhum

2012 - Solidaire du Chocolat

7th in the Solidaire du Chocolat with Jean Galfione

2012 - Vendée Globe


2011 - Normandy Channel Race

Winner of the Normandy Channel Race with Sébastien Audigane

2011 - Rolex Fastnet Race

Winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race

2010 - Route du Rhum

15th in the Route du Rhum

2009 - Rolex Fastnet Race

Winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race

2009 - Solidaire du Chocolat

Winner of the Solidaire du Chocolat with Adrien Hardy

2008 - Transat Québec - Saint Malo

3rd in the Transat Québec - Saint Malo

2008 - Mondial Class' 40

Winner of the Mondial Class' 40

2007 - Transat Jacques Vabre

6th in the Transat Jacques Vabre

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