Yoann Richomme

A highly-regarded sailor in the French ocean racing scene, Richomme’s recent victories include the 2018 Route du Rhum and his second La Solitaire du Figaro triumph in June 2019 – an absolutely incredible feat! Richomme started his career in crew racing while studying naval architecture at the University of Southampton. He raced with a student team in the Tour de France à la voile for the four years of his study before returning to his native France.

Moving to Lorient, the spiritual home of French ocean racing, Richomme fully immersed himself in the culture of French offshore racing, which has produced legends of the sport including Eric Tabarly, Loïck Peyron, Jérémie Beyou, and previous Ocean Race winners Franck Cammas and Charles Caudrelier.

With his winning reputation secured in the world of single and double-handed racing, Richomme now returns to crewed racing in pursuit of the Mirpuri Foundation Sailing Trophy.