Alan Roura

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

The Mini Transat, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre... Alan has tried his hand at (almost) everything and quickly learns the art of ocean racing. He goes on to tackle the holy grail of the discipline: the 2016 Vendée Globe, which he finishes in 12th position, becoming the youngest skipper in history to finish the race, at only 23 years old. 

Four years later, he is also the youngest skipper at the start of the ninth edition, which he finishes in 17th. Not spared by technical problems, he nevertheless completes his second consecutive solo round-the-world race, after 95 painful days, albeit highly instructive for a third participation, which is already in the pipeline. 

At 29, the double finisher of the ‘Everest of the Seas’ and North Atlantic record holder, the Genevan is now thinking even bigger. With his wealth of experience and a new level of maturity, the Swiss hopes to play among the favourites at the helm of an ever more powerful boat. Beaming from ear to ear with his head still full of dreams, he has his sights on victory in 2024.

Sailing Highlights

2022 : 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