Visit from Ellen MacArthur

On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Trimaran, Romain participates in 2 double-handed races with Titouan which today brings them to Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The place where the project to build this trimaran by Ellen MacArthur and her team was born.

Romain had the chance to sail with Ellen at the time of her Imoca Kingfisher on which she finished 2nd in the Vendée Globe 2000. She then had a truly exceptional career, and in particular broke this Solo Round the World Record in 2005 on this trimaran (72 days).

Romain “By chance, it was his old boat, which we recovered from a derelict state in 2016, renovated and then maintained according to the principles of the circular economy. The one with whom I am writing a beautiful story in favor of the protection of the Ocean and the circular economy, his favorite theme. Because Ellen indeed founded, and now directs, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the absolute world reference on the circular economy.
It was therefore a pleasure to see her here again, and I believe that it was not without emotion that she found her old boat. We both share a special relationship with this magnificent trimaran with which we have each sailed around the world.
I owe Ellen its design, its existence, and its extraordinary reliability.
I then modified it a little, not to make it more efficient, but rather a little more comfortable to live with for a challenge as hard and long as the Round the World Record upside down, much longer than the one upside down. place she lived (Record to beat 122d Vs 72d).
Ellen even launched “it’s a Palace now! » 😂”