Alan  Roura

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Alan Roura

27 years old

Lorient

Before entering the Vendée Globe 2016/2017, Alan could emphasize his experience on Class40 during the Route du Rhum 2014 and the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015. But his real highlight was the 2014 Mini-Transat. That is when he developed his art of pragmatic resourcefulness, his ability to never become overwhelmed, his emotional self-control. “When you navigate during almost three weeks truly alone, without any contact with the outside world, you learn a lot about yourself….” . It’s not a mystery then that most of his team is made of old-timers from the Mini.

For his first participation in the Vendée Globe, Alan had no other objective than just to finish his round-the-world properly, as a good sailor. But his twelfth place on one of the oldest boats of the fleet revealed new ambitions. For this 2020/2021 edition, Alan has bought Bertrand de Broc’s former boat, the Finot plan which had brought Armel Le Cléac’h on the podium in 2009. He has worked on the complete revamp of his machine, in particular adding foils. Long-distance navigator, especially at ease when the race lasts, Alan has set himself some objectives : to be part of the top 10, and, in 2024, to possess a machine able to win.

 

Achievements

LA FABRIQUE

IMOCA monohull

LA FABRIQUE
  • Sail number : SUI07
  • The boat’s previous names: Brit Air, Votre Nom autour du Monde, MACSF
  • Designer: Groupe Finot-Conq
  • Chantier : Multiplast
  • Launch Date: 01 August 2007
  • Length: 18,28m
  • Beam: 5,90m
  • Draught: 4,50m
  • Displacement (weight): 7t
  • Number of drifts: foils
  • Mast height: 27m
  • Keel blade: acier
  • Upwind sail area: 290 m2
  • Downwind sail area: 580 m2

This Finot plan has a record of two Vendée Globes in Armel Le Cléac’h’s and Bertrand de Broc’s hands, as well as a Barcelona World Race. Powerful, seaworthy, it’s a particularly reliable machine. By reducing its weight and adding foils, Alan Roura intends to give it a second wind which could allow him to fight against many competitors. His results on the Route du Rhum which he finished in 7th position are very encouraging. The upcoming steps, the Rolex Fasnet Race and the Transat Jacques Vabre, should enable him to confirm the potential of his boat.

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Tel : 06 22 04 74 20

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