Thierry Douillard Trimmer
NAME Thierry Douillard
RACE CREW POSITION Trimmer
LANGUAGES French, English
Thierry Douillard is a highly accomplished sailor. As a young man he sailed dinghies and keelboats to a very high level winning many French Championships. He prides himself on the wide variety of classes and disciplines – whether it’s close in shore one-on-one Match Racing with Peter Gilmours team or swinging a multihull down on Spindrift (70ft trimaran).
Thierry is a remarkable sailor and likes the confines of close fast racing, and similar to his crew mates has secured titles on the World Match Racing circuit (World Champion Match Racing 2006).
Thierry Douillard is equally experienced in offshore racing on multihulls, having competed on the ORMA circuit (60ft trimaran) and on the MOD70 Spindrift on the European Tour in 2012 as well as breaking the American discovery route World Record with Spindrift 2.
With three victories in the Tour de France of sailing, he has also played a key role supporting Loïck Peyron’s project for ‘The Race’. With two America’s Cup Challenger campaigns with Areva Challenge under his belt he is pretty focused on translating this experience across to the Extreme 40 circuit this season.
Douillard is quick to point out that many other things make him tick, like spending time in the French Alps with his wife walking, climbing and skiing.. When not on the water, he takes on more academic challenges. He was played a support role in the weather routing team of Thomas Coville’s maxi trimaran Sodeb’O record attempt.
2014: Joined the SAP Extreme Sailing Team
2013: Winner Fastnet with Spindrift2 (Yann Guichard/Dona Bertarelli)
2013: World Record American Discovery route World Record 6 days 14 hours
2012: 4th World Match Racing Tour with Yanmar racing (Peter Gilmour)
2012: 2nd European Tour MOD 70 Spindrift
2012: Winner Rolex Giraglia on ‘Near-Miss ’
2011: 5th World Match Racing Tour Yanmar racing
2011: 2st Fastnet race
2010: 4th World Match Racing Tour
2002/2007: America’s Cup Challenger, Trimmer on Areva Challenge America’s cup campaign
2006: 1st in World Match Racing Tour with Peter Gilmour
2002: 2° “ THE RACE ” on innovation explorer skipper Loick Peyron
European champion Match Racing
3 times winner Tour de France à la voile