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, kayaking and Paddle Boarding.
Seven seasons in Figaro class since 2014
Over 50000 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
Solo Concarneau x 2
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
Hugo Boss 2019 & 2020
Yann Eliès 2018
Yoann Richomme 2017
What other classes has Alan competed in?
International 14 - Multiple cup wins
Merlin Rocket x 2 national championships
XOD - Centenary winner
RS200 -1 x national championship
Maltese Falcon - Winner of Parini cup (nav)
J122 - winner of class RORC 600
Endevour trophy x 2 wins
Awards & Honours
Honorary member of RSYC
Artemis Offshore Academy
Awarded Frank Heenan Award Royal Southern YC
Awarded Light Foot Trophy Royal Southern YC