Romain Attanasio FORTINET - BEST WESTERN
2024 3rd Participation
46 years old
Born in the Hautes-Alpes, a mountainous region, into a family of high-level skiers, Romain's career path was mapped out in advance. However, from the age of 15, Romain knew that his destiny was elsewhere: he wanted to race the oceans. He managed to set up a project in a mini 6.50 in 1999, but a storm picked him up in the Bay of Biscay and the tragedy was narrowly avoided. As he never stops after a failure, he redoubles his efforts and joins the Pôle Finistère training centre in Port-La-Forêt and then the IMOCA circuit. In 2024, for his 3rd Vendée Globe, Romain aims for a top 10 finish.
Rolex Fastnet Race - 10th
Route du Rhum - 10th
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 8th
Vendée Arctique - 17th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 7th
Défi Azimut-Lorient Agglomération - 9th
Rolex Fastnet Race – 6th
Vendée Globe - 14th (90d 02h 46m 02s)
Défi Azimut - 15th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 15th
Défi Azimut - 19th
Route du Rhum - 13th
Dhream Cup - 5th
Transat AG2R - 13th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 13th with Aurélien Ducroz
Vendée Globe - 15th
Transat Jacques Vabre - 9th with Louis Burton
Transat AG2R - 4th with Sam Davies
Transat AG2R - 3th with Nicolas Béranger
Mini-Transat 6.50 - Abandon
FORTINET - BEST WESTERN
- Former names: Gitana 16 - Edmond de Rotschild, Malizia II - Yacht Club de Monaco
- Architect: VPLP/ Verdier
- Construction: 2015, Chantier Multiplast à Vannes
- Launch Date: 06 August 2015
- Length: 18,28 m
- Beam: 5,70 m
- Draught: 4,50 m
- Weight: 9 tonnes
- Mast height: 29 m
- Upwind sail area: 290 m2
- Downwind sail area: 490 m2
The DNA of Romain's project is based on a group of companies of all sizes ranging from title partners - Fortinet and Best Western France - to the partner club and Sixth Ocean.
Fortinet : World leader in cybersecurity, Fortinet ensures the security of administrations, companies and service providers among the most important in the world.
Best Western® Hotels & Resorts : An international group of independent 3, 4 and 5 star hotels, Best Western® Hotels & Resorts has 4,700 hotels around the world, including nearly 300 in France.
In 2023, Romain is committed to PLAY International, an NGO specialising in education through sport for young people in vulnerable situations. Romain has not always been a good student, but his ability to never give up and to make his dreams come true has led him to make a living from his passion. Through this NGO, he questions young people about their passions and tries to break down barriers.