About Alan

Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who is quickly rising up the ranks in the short handed sailing world.

Competing in the highly professional and competitive Figaro Class Alan has gained vast amounts of experience through hard time spent on the water resulting in multiple podiums and winner of the VIVI Trophy for top International in the Figaro class. 

Alan's ambition is to compete in the 2024 Vendée Globe following in the foot steps of previous Vendée globe winners through the Figaro class.

Having sailed a variety of dinghy classes, sports boats and keel boats where he has gained a reputation for being a hard worker with a very focused, methodical mind-set. This has led him to five UK National Championship titles, two Endeavour Champion of Champions wins.

With a degree in Naval Architecture and background in composite boat building, Alan has a rounded skill set including rigging, designing and building. His understanding of the theoretical side of sailing and thirst to learn keeps him at the front of the fleet.

Born: 12th March 1990

Lives: Southampton, UK

Other Interests: Sport, Competition, Engineering, Yacht Design, Trail Running, Cycling, Swimming and Paddle Boarding.

Sailing 

Six seasons in Figaro class since 2014

Over 35000 miles Solo offshore

Top results in Figaro

VIVI Trophy Winner 2019 'First International'

Best Solitaire du Figaro leg result 5th

Best Championship du France en Solitaire 9th

Figaro podiums

Solo Concarneau

Solo Normandie

Solo Maître CoQ coastal races

Solitaire du Figaro prologue x 2

Bouée Radio France x 2

 

Where does Alan train?

Pôle Finistère Course au Large, the world's leading solo offshore training centre located in Port la Forêt, France 

IMOCA sailing

Hugo Boss 2019

Yann Eliès 2018

Yoann Richomme 2017

What other classes has Alan competed in?

International 14

Merlin Rocket

XOD

RS200

Melges 24

SB20

J122

J111

Maltese Falcon

Soto 40

International Moth

Awards & Honours 

Honorary member of RSYC

Artemis Offshore Academy

Awarded Frank Heenan Award Royal Southern YC

Awarded Light Foot Trophy Royal Southern YC

 

 

Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who has sailed a variety of dinghy classes, sports boats and keel boats where he has gained a reputation for being a hard worker with a very focussed, methodical mind-set.

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