Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand’s most famous sailor, competed in the first 5 Whitbread Round…
Titouan Lamazou is the French sailor, artist, and writer, who met Eric Tabarly while travelling at the age of 18. It was Tabarly who encouraged him into adventure sailing and eventually into racing around the globe.
Titouan finished 2nd to fellow Frenchman Philippe Jeantot in the 1986/7 BOC Challenge solo round the world race, and from that experience went on to win the first Vendee Globe Race in 1991
wikipedia link – Titouan Lamazou