Date of Birth: 26 November 1982
In: Clohars Carnet, France
Legs Sailed in this edition: Leg 7
In-Port Races: Auckland
Something about him that you don't know: He first met one of his best friends, Dongfeng skipper Charles Caudrelier, when they were rookie sailors competing in a transatlantic race. Halfway through, Thomas was separated from the fleet, and left isolated in the Atlantic Ocean. He spotted Charles pass him, and followed him to the finish line - only to overtake him in the final moments of the race. The duo have been close friends ever since.
Who he is: Thomas is an introverted yet determined character, with a wicked sense of humour. He has been sailing his whole life, excelling in both inshore and offshore racing, which makes him a valuable and versatile team member. He raced in 2014-15 onboard Dongfeng Race Team.
Previous Volvo Ocean Races:
2014-15 Dongfeng Race Team