Imoca Fortinet - Best Western
Romain Attanasio

Romain Attanasio

FORTINET - BEST WESTERN
3rd participation
Ranking
18th
Status
Distances covered in nautical miles (1 mile ≈ 1.852 km)
18 957 nm

Profile

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.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    10th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    17th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    10th

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    10th
  • Défi Azimut

    8th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    17th

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    7th
  • Défi Azimut

    9th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    6th

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    14th (90d 02h 46m 02s)
  • Défi Azimut

    15th

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    15th
  • Défi Azimut

    19th

2018

  • Route du Rhum

    13th
  • Dhream Cup

    5th
  • Transat AG2R

    13th

2017

  • Transat Jacques Vabre with Aurélien Ducroz

    13th

2016

  • Vendée Globe

    15th

2015

  • Transat Jacques Vabre with Louis Burton

    9th

2014

  • Transat AG2R with Sam Davies

    4th

2004

  • Transat AG2R with Nicolas Béranger

    3th

1999

  • Mini Transat

    Abandon
Imoca Fortinet - Best Western

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 Août 2015
  • Lenght : 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.

 

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Commitment

PLAY International

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.