Alan Roura

Alan Roura is a precocious sailor. After a childhood spent on the water, on Lake Geneva, and then eleven years of sailing around the world with his family, he took part in his first major race at the age of just 20.

Mini Transat, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre... Alan tried his hand at (almost) everything and quickly learned his ocean racing skills. Before tackling the Grail of the discipline: the 2016 Vendée Globe, which he finished in 12th position, becoming the youngest skipper in history to finish the race, at just 23 years old.

Four years later, he was again the youngest skipper to start the ninth edition, which he finished in 17th place. Not spared by technical problems, he nevertheless completed his second consecutive solo round the world race, after 95 days of pain, but rich in lessons for a third participation, already in the making.

At 29 years of age, two-time finisher of the "Everest of the Seas" and holder of the North Atlantic record, the Genevan is now thinking even bigger. With a wealth of experience and a new maturity, the Swiss sailor has acquired the latest IMOCA boat to be born, Hugo Boss, an innovative 60-foot boat with a very closed cockpit. Alan Roura, joined by the watchmaker Hublot and the Bonhôte bank, now aspires to be one of the favourites.

His co-skipper : Simon Koster Discover

Sailing Highlights

2023 : Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 8th
Route du Rhum - 21st
Défi Azimut - 13rd
Vendée Arctique - 7th
Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race - 15th
2020-21 : Vendée Globe - 17th (95d 06h 09m 56s) 
2019 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 21ème
Défi Azimut - 13ème
Rolex Fastnet Race - 10ème
Record Atlantique Nord en solo, 7j 16h 55mn
2018 : Route du Rhum - 7th
Monaco Globe Series - 6th
2017 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th
2016-17 : Vendée Globe - 12th
2015 : Transat Jacques Vabre - 10th in Class40
Grand Prix Guyader - 7th
2014 : Route du Rhum - Abandon in Class40
2013 : Mini Transat - 11th