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About Alan

Alan Roberts is a professional sailor who has risen up the ranks in the short handed sailing world to become of the the leading offshore sailors in the 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. As well as building up a reputation of delivering returns for sponsorship, shown by their continual commitment  to Alan Roberts Racing.

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.

Alan Roberts

Born: 12th March 1990

Lives: Southampton, UK

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

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Alan Roberts Racing
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Alan Roberts Racing
Alan Roberts Racing
Alan Roberts Racing
Alan Roberts Racing
Alan Roberts Racing
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9 seasons in Figaro class since 2014 - 2022

Over 100,000 miles racing Solo offshore

4 x Transatlantic races short handed

Extensive experience in Foiling IMOCA60's

Top results in Figaro

VIVI Trophy Winner 'First International' x 2

Best Solitaire du Figaro leg result 3rd

Best Championship du France en Solitaire 8th

Figaro podiums

Solo Concarneau 2nd & 3rd 

Solo Normandie 3rd

Solo Maître CoQ 2nd & 3rd

Solitaire du Figaro Etap 3 2021 3rd

Tour du Bretange Etaps 2 & 7 2nd 

Solitaire du Figaro prologue 1st , 2nd & 3rd

Tour du bretange prologue 1st

Bouée Radio France Solitaire du figaro 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

L'Occitaine 2023/2024

     Fastnet 6th

     Defi 10th

     TJV 9th

Biotherm 2023 (The Ocean Race) 4th

Canada Ocean racing 2022/ 2023 

     RORC transatlantic 1st DH     

Romain Attanasio 2022 - Training & coaching

Hugo Boss 2019 & 2020 - Training & coaching

Yann Eliès 2018 - Training & coaching

     Grand prix Guyader 1st

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  x 1 national championship

Maltese Falcon - Winner of Parini cup (nav)

J122 - winner of class RORC 600

Endevour trophy x 2 wins

Fastnet - Volvo 70 - 3rd mono hull & 1st in class

Melges 24 



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



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