“MEN NEED PASSION TO EXIST”
My father Eric Tabarly often used to say this. Today it has become my mantra and with slight modifications, it can be applied to many situations.
I am a woman who is passionate about many things – about sports, nature, life – who is willing to undertake all kinds of challenges. I have always been attracted to hard work and the idea of surpassing myself. After I graduated from my Baccalaureate, I set sail for 3 years on ocean-racing boats, onboard the 60’ ORMA trimaran Banque Populaire, then onboard the maxi trimaran Geronimo. Olivier de Kersauson selected me to sail with him around the world in the Oryx Cup but a quadruple-ruptured ligament and tendon on my ankle 3 days before the start of the race prevented me from taking part in it. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise as it was in the rehabilitation centre that I met the Roxy representatives who then trained me to become be a solo sailor on a Figaro II.