Team

The Race for Water Odyssey team is an eclectic mix, composed of a great variety of talents, all united around the same passion for the oceans and offshore racing.

 

Marco Simeoni : Foundation President

Marco Simeoni : Foundation President

Determined, enterprising, and committed. Marco Simeoni grew up near Lausanne, Switzerland, before...

    Gérard d’Aboville : Captain

    Gérard d’Aboville : Captain

    “But he’s a rower!” That’s a description that Gérard d’Aboville has surely gotten used to. In 1980 he crossed the Atlantic solo in...

      Pascal Morizot : Offshore captain

      Pascal Morizot : Offshore captain

      Pascal is someone who sees the ocean in a deeply emotional way. “I’m originally from Paris, but as a child I fell in love with Brittany. Since...

        Annelore Le Duff : First Mate

        Annelore Le Duff : First Mate

        Annelore Le Duff’s path to Race for Water isn’t a traditional one: she grew up on a farm in...

          Annabelle Boudinot : First Mate

          Annabelle Boudinot : First Mate

          First Mate Annabelle Boudinot, 33, is a lifelong sailor. “My parents always sailed. When I was young...

            Martin Gavériaux : Engineer

            Martin Gavériaux : Engineer

            During Race for Water’s 2015 odyssey, Martin learned to love innovation and performance. He says...

              Charles-Henri Gremaud : Engineer

              Charles-Henri Gremaud : Engineer

              With his tousled grey hair and cheerful blue eyes, Charles-Henri Gremaud is as imposing as he is gentle. “The first time I heard...

                Anne Le Chantoux : Mate

                Anne Le Chantoux : Mate

                “Being a mate means multitasking and doing a little bit of everything! I’m interested in so many things, and I love to work...

                  Olivier Rouvillois : Quartermaster

                  Olivier Rouvillois : Quartermaster

                  As an architect and interior designer, Olivier takes pride in his diverse approach to designing the spaces where we...

                    Franck David : Director of Operations

                    Franck David : Director of Operations

                    Franck hails from Brittany, in northwestern France, and his life story is an exceptional one...

                      Jean-Marc Normant : technical director

                      Jean-Marc Normant : technical director

                      “The common thread throughout my career is that I’ve worked for cutting-edge programs,”...

                        Franklin Servan-Schreiber : Communications director

                        Franklin Servan-Schreiber : Communications director

                        With his blazing blue eyes, Franklin Servan-Schreiber cuts an intimidating figure as...

                          Laure Lunven : Media relations

                          Laure Lunven : Media relations

                          Take the hunger to live on board a boat, and combine it with a Master’s in biochemistry, and you’ve got Laure Lunven, Race for Water’s media...

                            Peter Charaf : Media content manager

                            Peter Charaf : Media content manager

                            Peter Charaf is the Foundation’s tall and smiling media guy, working with us for the past two years. He makes...

                              Luce Molinier : Logistics and stopovers coordinator

                              Luce Molinier : Logistics and stopovers coordinator

                              Luce, une fonceuse qui bouleverse les codes. "Je suis comme une pile, j’aime que ça bouge !"...

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