Titouan Pilliard will be the skipper du bateau USE IT AGAIN for YOUTH and already animates, with and without Romain, conferences and awareness sessions.
« My passion for sailing and my taste for competition would lead me to seek to sail on a new boat. But my awareness since my early childhood of the climate crisis, and the reality of the urgency that I share with people my age, pushes me today to think about ocean racing differently. I will sail while minimizing my impact as much as possible, but I am not giving up on victory, and I hope to inspire others in my approach. “Explains Titouan Pilliard.
Together, Titouan and Romain completed the last stage of the World Tour in 2022 between Cape Town in South Africa and Trinité-sur-Mer, 5,800 miles covered in 25 days.
They also signed their first double-handed victory together on the USE IT AGAIN trimaran in the legendary race. “COWES – DINARD ST-MALO” in July 2023. Titouan will be presented with the Yacht Club de France trophy on this occasion for his victory at such a young age, 17 years old, unheard of! This promises…
The sporting objective, in 2026, the trimaran USE IT AGAIN skippered by Romain Pilliard, and the monohull USE IT AGAIN for YOUTH skippered by Titouan Pilliard will be at the start of the Route du Rhum 2026, to highlight the circular economy among the greater number.
CV // TITOUAN PILLIARD
- 17 years old, high school student in general final year in Vannes
- Ambassador of the association Children For The Oceans- since 2020
- Member of the Youth for Climate Vannes movement
- Awareness actions in French and English among 9-11 year olds France, Argentina, New Zealand, Guadeloupe.
- Hosting conferences to raise awareness among young people about the climate emergency
- Sailing in windsurf foil and Trimaran Ultime in the race
A born competitor, Titouan sails in Optimist, then Open Bic, then Windsurf foils. He has been nourished by the stories of the greatest navigators since his childhood. Whatever the support, he likes going fast on the water and the feeling of freedom that it gives him. He tries everything to get out of his comfort zone, put himself in difficulties to progress and have a complete sporting career. His dream: to participate in La Route du Rhum with a different boat, with the lowest carbon footprint
2023 Winner COWES – DINARD double-handed on the Trimaran USE IT AGAIN with Romain
2023 2nd LA TRINITE – COWES double-handed on the Trimaran USE IT AGAIN with Romain
2022 – CAPE TOWN – LORIENT (25d) double-handed in Trimaran Ultime
1st young person (16 years old) in the world to have crossed the Atlantic in Ultime
2018 – 2022 – Numerous sailings on the Trimaran Ultime Use It Again
2019 – 2021 – Windsurf Foils – national competitions
2012 – 2018 – Open Bic sailing dinghy – international competitions
2017 European Championships and 2018 World Championships
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