Thierry Fouchier is a professional French sailor who has competed in some of the biggest international sailing events, including multiple America's Cups and Louis Vuitton Cups.

Thierry Fouchier's first sailing memories were in Marseille's bay, onboard an Optimist.

The French sailor has competed in multiple America's Cups and won the 2010 edition with Oracle Racing on USA 17. Another highlight of his sailing career is the winning of the World Match Racing tour with Bertrand Pacé.




Date of birth

14 March 1966


French, English, Spanish.

Sailing career highlights

1st World Match Racing Tour
1st 2010 America's Cup (USA 17)


What was your first sailing memory?

On an optimist in Marseille’s bay.

Who inspires you?

My father.

What was your childhood sailing dream?

Cross the ocean.

What is your favourite food?

Lamb shank

What hobbies do you have when not sailing?

Skiing, wing foiling, mountain hiking.

Give us an example of a sustainable attitude to life - what do you do for a better world?

Reduce daily waste, reduce plastic use, try to use renewable energy.

What advice would you give to young sailors to protect the planet?

Raise their voice to change the world.