Thierry Douillard Trimmer

NAME Thierry Douillard

NATIONALITY French

RACE CREW POSITION Trimmer

DOB 24.09.72

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.

 

Career Highlights

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