Generation 2024 boat
vulnerable
Thomas Ruyant

Thomas Ruyant

VULNERABLE
3rd participation
Ranking
5th
Status
Distances covered in nautical miles (1 mile ≈ 1.852 km)
19 270 nm

Profile

Born in the Hauts-de-France area, Thomas Ruyant is a specialist in transatlantic races: he has won the Mini-Transat, the Route du Rhum twice, the Transat AG2R, as well as the Transat Jacques Vabre! Thomas is a sailor in the strictest sense of the term. He really comes into his sporting own offshore and over a long period of time. 2024 should be his 3rd Vendée Globe. In 2016, he heroically abandoned the round-the-world race aboard Souffle du Nord after suffering major damage off New Zealand, and finished the 2020 edition in 6th place after often sailing in the top 3. Thomas' motto is to give meaning to his performances, which he does with the vulnerability campaign.

Achievements

2023

  • Retour à la Base

    17th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    1st
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    1st

2022

  • Route du Rhum

    1st
  • Défi Azimut

    2nd
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    3rd
  • Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race

    Abandon

2021

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    1st
  • Défi Azimut

    3rd
  • The Ocean Race Europe

    3rd

2020

  • Vendée Globe

    6th (80d15h 22m 01s)
  • Défi Azimut

    9th
  • Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

    3rd

2019

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    5th
  • Défi Azimut

    16th

2018

  • Transat AG2R (Figaro)

    1st

2016

  • Vendée Globe

    Abandon

2015

  • Transat St Barth - Port La Forêt (Figaro)

    Abandon
  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    4th
  • Rolex Fastnet Race

    4th

2013

  • Rolex Fastnet Race (Class40)

    4th
  • Transat Jacques Vabre (Class40)

    Abandon
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    25th
  • Tour de Bretagne à la voile (Figaro)

    4th

2012

  • Solitaire du Figaro

    16th

2011

  • Transat Jacques Vabre

    Abandon
  • Solo Les Sables (Figaro)

    6th
  • Solitaire du Figaro

    21th

2010

  • Record SNSM

    Winner
  • Route du Rhum (Class40)

    1st
  • Normandy Channel Race (Class40)

    1st

2009

  • Mini Transat

    1st
  • Tour de France à la Voile (Farr30)

    1st
Vulnérable

VULNERABLE

  • Architect : Antoine Koch et Finot-Conq
  • Construction : 2022, CDK Technologies
  • Launch date : 16 Mars 2023
  • Lenght : 18,28 m
  • Draught : 4,50 m
  • Mast height : 29 m

Advens is a leading French cybersecurity company. With its independence and more than 400 experts in France and Europe, it helps companies to prevent and neutralise cyber attacks. But that's not its only vocation: Advens wants to have an impact on the world. It is building a committed business model that allows it to dedicate 50% of the Advens group's capital to the development and acceleration of initiatives that aim to have a large-scale impact on people and the planet. 

Commitment

VULNERABLE is a campaign to change the way we look at the shared vulnerability of people and the planet. Its aim? To stop seeing vulnerability as a burden to be carried, but rather as limits to be accepted and a potential for creating value to be released. 

Its ambition: to give a real place to the most vulnerable among us in order to humanise society. 

Initiated by Alexandre Fayeulle, who placed it at the heart of Advens' purpose, it spread with Thomas Ruyant and Sam Goodchild who in turn embraced it... soon to be joined by players from all horizons...