Two times winner of the Solitaire du Figaro, Nicolas Troussel is fiercely competitive and has always had the Vendée Globe as his goal. Born in Morlaix (Finistère) on May 11th, 1974, of parents working in their own architectural firm, he is the eldest of three children. While he remembers admiring the boats at the start of the Route du Rhum or the Tour de l'Europe, Nicolas does not go through the Optimist case.
In 2018, CORUM L'Épargne and Nicolas embark on the Route du Rhum aboard a new boat. Together they aim at a podium but Nicolas has to give up for medical reasons. He stops in Portugal where he is welcomed by Frédéric Puzin, President of CORUM L'Épargne, and his close collaborators. The results of this campaign are positive in terms of brand awareness. Shortly before Christmas 2018, the construction of an IMOCA designed by architect Juan Kouyoumdjian was launched with a project that will take them to the Vendée Globe in 2020 and the Route du Rhum 2022.
2018: Route du Rhum - Withdrawal in Class40
2002-2016: Seven podiums in Seven participations in the Tour Voile
2007-17: Three Transat Jacques Vabre including two in IMOCA
2014: Route du Rhum - 2nd
2008: Solitaire du Figaro - 1st
2007: Transat BPE - 1st
2006: Solitaire du Figaro - 1st
2005: Spi West - 1st
2004: Transat AG2R - 1st
1998: Solitaire du Telegram - 1st
1995: Spi West - 1st