Jack har ju gått från att tjata sig ombord på vilken kappseglingsbåt han kunde hitta i tonåren via RIB-förare hos Dongfeng till att vinna Volvo Ocean Race med dem. Och seglar nu på Spindrift. Ofta trumfar vilja en tillrättalagd jollekarriär.
Alexis vann ju Fastnet totalt 2013, doublehanded med sin pappa och har seglat med Géry Trentesaux’s Courrier-projekt (som vi mött både på Fastnet och Middle Sea Race), Nu skall han segla sin 15:e (!) Figaro-kampanj.
Happy Easter from the RORC. For Volume 2, Louay Habib is joined by Jack Bouttell and Alexis Loison. Listen to their achievements as they talk through sailing some of the biggest races in the world.
Jack Bouttell started racing with the RORC on Piet Vroon’s Tonnerre as a teenage bowman and just eight years later he was lifting the Volvo Ocean Race Trophy with Dongfeng Race Team. Achievements also include three Figaro campaigns, including Rookie of the year, and racing with Team Concise on both the Class40 and the MOD70. Jack is still under 30 and now lives in L’Orient, France and is part of the Spindrift Jules Verne Challenge.
Alexis Loison shot to fame winning the 2013 Rolex Fastnet Race overall, racing with his father on Night and Day. Pascal and Alexis Loison became the first and only Two-Handed team to lift the Fastnet Challenge Cup. Alexis was part of Géry Trentesaux’s Courrier Recommandé – overall winner of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race, and won class in the 2015 Rolex Sydney Hobart racing Géry’s Courrier Leon. Alexis Loison is now set for his 15th Solitaire du Figaro with Region Normandie.