43 years old, married with 3 children, lives in Fouesnant, in Brittany.
Nicolas has been sailing on the Bay of Morlaix since he was a child. By dint of hard work, he has become a formidable competitor.
His breakthrough in yacht sailing occurred in 2004. He won the double-handed Transat AG2R race by combining forces with Armel Le Cléac’h on their shared birthday (May 11).
In 2005, Nicolas and Armel took part in the racing season aboard the ORMA trimaran “Foncia”.
In 2006, Nicolas won the Solitaire du Figaro with a lead of 1 hour 56 minutes over the second-place finisher Thierry Chabagny and 5 hours 20 minutes over his sailing buddy Armel Le Cléac’h.
From that moment on, Nicolas Troussel has always been on the podium and has become a big name in the Figaro Class.
In 2007, he won the solo Transat BPE (Belle-Île - Marie-Galante) and became the offshore racing French national champion. In 2008, he won the Solitaire du Figaro for the second time.
After proving himself on the Figaro circuit, Nicolas embarked on a new challenge, i.e. team racing. As a result, he participated in a number of “Tour de France à la Voile” and seasons aboard his M-34 and more recently his Diam 24. In 2014, he started competing once again in solo ocean races in Class 40.
>> 9 appearances in the “Solitaire du Figaro”.
Winner in 2006 and 2008.
>> 4 appearances in “Trophée BPE”
(La Baule–Dakar then Belle-Ile-en-Mer
– Marie-Galante in 2007)
Winner in 2007, 2nd in 2001.
>> 4 appearances in “Transat AG2R”
(Concarneau – Martinique)
Winner in 2004.
>> 2 appearances in “Route du Rhum”
2nd in 2010 in Class 40.
>> 3 appearances in “Transat Jacques Vabre”
(including 2 in IMOCA).
>> 1 season aboard the ORMA trimaran “Foncia”
with Armel Le Cléac’h.
>> 7 appearances in the “Tour de France à la Voile”
3rd in 2016, 4th in 2014, 3rd in 2013, 3rd in 2012, 3rd in 2011, 2nd in 2003 and 2002