Lalou Roucayrol 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.
This formula 1 of the oceans is not just any trimaran. The Arkema Multi50 is the result of a great combination of Arkema’s competences and the experience of Team Arkema Lalou Multi. Before the Arkema trimaran could race on the oceans, it had to be imagined, designed and created. So, Group researchers worked closely for several months with Lalou Roucayrol and Romaric Neyhousser, a renowned architect in the world of competition sailing. With the Arkema Multi50, Romaric Neyhousser built his first racing boat. Fast, elegant and strong, today it is one of the real benchmarks on the Multi50 circuit. It has demonstrated its potential in offshore racing by winning the Route des Princes in 2013 and finishing second of the Route le Rhum in 2014.
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