Team Arkema Lalou Multi
Under the aegis of Lalou Roucayrol, Team Arkema Lalou Multi combines a passion for sailing, innovation, and a quest for performance. But the team spirit that inspires the skipper is also one of sharing. Indeed, Lalou is passing on all his expertise to sailing rising star Quentin Vlamynck, recruit in Team Arkema Lalou Multi.
Lalou Roucayrol, passionate about the sea
Lalou Roucayrol, the skipper of the Arkema Multi50 trimaran, is much more than a famous sailor. A specialist of ocean racing in multihull boats, he is a consummate racing sailor who surprises with his humanity and simplicity. He was born in the Médoc region, and the ocean is the playground in which he excels.
At odds with various fashions, Lalou successfully chalked up, over 30 years, one of the most impressive records in the multihull world. The skipper has stayed the same since he started: committed to developing his boats, while maintaining a certain kind of simplicity.
Bold and a sailing fanatic, Lalou is a genuine trailblazer in the world of ocean racing.
Lalou's track record with the Arkema Multi50
- 1st in Prince de Bretagne Trophy
- 1st in Drheam Cup
- 1st in Transat Québec – Saint-Malo
- 2nd in The Transat bakerly
- 3nd in Transat Jacques Vabre
- 2nd in Prince de Bretagne Trophy
- 2nd in Grand Prix Las Palmas
- 2nd in Armen Race
- 2nd in Tour de Belle-Ile
- 2nd in Grand Prix Guyader
- 2nd in Route du Rhum
- 1st in Route des Princes
- Participation in Transat Jacques Vabre
- 2nd in Route du Rhum
Lalou is also an entrepreneur who has succeeded in combining his passion for technology and performance with his love for the sea. The "Lalou Multi" structure which he has set up collaborates with some twenty people all committed to the collective success of the project.
This project goes far beyond mere sporting performance. Sailing is a concentrate of know-how and passion which Lalou has made a point of passing on to the younger generation. So, in 2011, the Team welcomed Quentin Vlamynck as part of a training scheme.
Quentin Vlamynck, a sailing rising star
Quentin’s adventure began four years ago with the construction of the Arkema trimaran. Under an apprenticeship contract, Quentin decided to take up a career as a skipper. So, simultaneously he pursued technical-commercial studies at Lycée de la Mer in Gujan-Mestras, followed the construction of Lalou’s new racing beast, and cut his teeth in ocean sailing on board this boat.
A very promising start under Lalou's kindly gaze
Passionate, hard-working and talented, Quentin is a fast learner. In 2014, for his first solo racing season on board a Mini 6.50, he battled it out to rank in the top 10 of the various events. He came in fifth in the 2014 championship and finished first rookie.
On 19 September 2015, the young skipper was on the start line of his first solo transatlantic race, the Mini Transat, on board the Arkema 2 Mini 6.50.