D'ESTAIS THOMAS

30 years old

France

Geneva

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Following in the footsteps of his younger brother!

In the Estais family, Thomas is big brother to Nicolas, who’s also taking the start of this Mini-Transat La Boulangère. And though the youngest sibling first sampled the delights of this adventure four years ago, this is Thomas’ debut performance, though he’ll naturally be able to count on the experience and support of his little brother. “For me, it’s a journey of discovery, whilst Nicolas is more focused on performance. He’s helping me a lot and giving me plenty of advice.”

Stoked at the prospect of crossing the Atlantic singlehanded, Thomas has opted for a Nacira with which Simon Koster finished 3rd in the event in 2013. “It’s a guarantee of quality and she’s completely in keeping with my programme and my project.” And though his main driver is not a competitive ambition, Thomas still has high hopes on a human level. “I’m after an extraordinary experience and I hope that this Mini-Transat La Boulangère will enable me to learn, get to know myself a bit better and give me personal fulfilment.”

Nautical track record:

- Plastimo Lorient Mini 2019: 16th
- Chrono 6.50 2018: 10th
- Duo Concarneau Challenge BFR Marrée Haute 2018: 5th
- Mini Fastnet 2018: 34th
- Pornichet Select 2018: 31st
- Plastimo Lorient Mini 6.50 2018: 30th