Team Holcim-PRB

Meet the team

Meet the skipper: Kevin Escoffier

Meet the skipper: Kevin Escoffier

Meet the crew: Sam Goodchild

Meet the crew: Sam Goodchild

Meet the crew: Susann Beucke

Meet the crew: Susann Beucke

Meet the crew: Tom Laperche

Meet the crew: Tom Laperche

Meet the crew: Abby Ehler

Meet the crew: Abby Ehler

Sailing Crew

  • Kevin Escoffier

    A highly experienced offshore sailor and technology buff, Kevin Escoffier managed Team Banque Populaire’s design office for nearly twelve years and has a Jules Verne Trophy and two Volvo Ocean Race campaigns to his credit, one of the latter culminating in victory with Dongfeng Race Team in 2017-18.

  • Sam Goodchild

    Sam Goodchild (UK)

    Electronics | Crew

    Sam Goodchild from Great Britain is an expert in offshore racing on monohull and multihull, and current skipper of Leyton Sailing Team. Sam has been performing over the past 4 years on great sailing races such as the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2019 and 2021, on Class40 and Ocean Fifty.

  • Susann Beucke

    Susann Beucke, also known as Sanni, is one of the rare Olympic talents to have taken up ocean racing after an exemplary international career. Double European champion on a 49er FX dinghy in 2017 and then 2020, she particularly distinguished herself at the Tokyo Olympic Games by winning a silver medal in 2020. She is now racing in the Figaro class sponsored by DB Schenker.

  • Tom Laperche

    Tom Laperche (FR)

    Navigation | Crew

    Very early identified as a talent within the Bretagne CMB sector of excellence, Tom became the partner of François Gabart aboard the Ultim SVR Lazartigue on the Transat Jacques Vabre 2021. In 2022, at only 25 years old, he won one of the most difficult solo races, Solitaire du Figaro.

  • Abby Ehler

    Abby Ehler, from the United Kingdom, already has a great deal of experience in this race, having previously competed in three editions. From her first participation in 2001 with Amer Sports Too, Abby went on to win many offshore races, and sailed in another two editions of The Ocean Race in 2015 and 2018, both as a sailor and boat captain for Team SCA and Team Brunel.

  • Fabien Delahaye

    Fabien Delahaye (FR)

    Performance | Crew

    With many years of experience in renowned races alongside experienced sailors in offshore racing, Fabien Delahaye has a strong expertise on monohulls, ranging from IMOCA, Class40 toFigaro. His experience in solo-sailing and crew-racing and his knowledge of the boat will be particularly valuable for the team. He will be in charge of performance and will be a spare team member.

On Board Reporter Crew

  • Julien Champolion

    Julien Champolion (FR)

    On Board reporter

    The idea of being part of such a prestigious crew and telling the stories they will live in the middle of the ocean fascinates me. I'm lucky to be in pairs with Georgia, I think it's safer, physically, mentally and creatively to work in pairs. Like many OBRs and sailors, the leg that impresses me the most remains the south. We will have to push our limits humanly and mentally. These are hostile regions, new and unique landscapes... But it is undoubtedly in these places that we will tell the most beautiful stories!

  • Georgia Schofield

    Georgia Schofield (NZ)

    On Board reporter

    I can't wait for the race to start, it's a big first, I've never sailed for so long and we'll be going to seas that I don't know. I will take turns on the races with Julien, we are a good pair, I am very confident!

On Shore Crew

  • Marine Derrien

    Marine Derrien

    Team manager

    A graduate of Rouen’s business school, Marine promptly joined the OC Sport group, a sports event creator and organiser. She got involved in numerous projects, including the Vendée Globe campaign with BT in 2008, the America’s Cup 2012-2013 with Luna Rossa, the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 with Dongfeng Race Team as logistics manager, The Transat 2016 as Event Director and The Bridge 2017 as part of the Race Management team.

  • Loïc Féquet

    Loïc Féquet

    Technical Director

    Project manager in IT for 20 years, Loïc has chosen to turn his passion for sailing into a profession. Skipper of the Ocean Fifty multihull Maître Jacques for five years, today he places his coordination and organisation skills at the service of Holcim – PRB’s shore crew.

  • Vincent Busnel

    Vincent Busnel (known as Enzo)

    All-round technician

    In the offshore racing domain, no one calls him Vincent. Instead, he goes by the name of Enzo, a nickname that stems from the film Le Grand Bleu, which harks back to the time when he frequently dived to clean boats’ hulls below the waterline.

  • Antoine Nicodème

    Antoine Nicodème

    Composites Technician

    Receiving a technical school certificate in marine mechanics in Tréguier (Finistère), Antoine joined the Institut Nautique de Bretagne, a training centre for boating professionals.

  • Gaël Simon

    Gaël Simon

    Composites Technician on block-release training

    Currently working towards a vocational training certificate in plastics technology and composites, Gaël has joined the Holcim – PRB team for his first professional experience in offshore racing.

  • Guillaume Le Tuaud

    Guillaume Le Tuaud

    Composites Technician on block-release training

    Having bagged an electronics A’ level and a vocational training certificate in mechanics and industrial automation, Guillaume very quickly immersed himself in the offshore racing universe.

  • Kemo Audern

    Kemo Audern

    Mechanical and fittings technician

    After studying Sciences and Material engineering at technical college and securing a professional degree in Plastics and Composites in Saint-Brieuc, Kemo was taken on at Marsaudon Composites, a shipyard in Lorient.

  • Olivier Mainguy

    Olivier Mainguy

    Rigging technician

    A maintenance worker on offshore race boats for a number of years, Olivier specialises in rigging, which means all the equipment necessary for manoeuvring the boat’s sails. He trained with Franck Cammas’ team for 15 years and worked on the Orma circuit, the Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012, as well as the Jules Verne Trophy.

  • Thomas Galliache

    Thomas Galliache

    Design office engineer

    An engineer within the Holcim – PRB team, Thomas develops all the on-board systems and is in charge of monitoring the weight and the class measurement to ensure all the safety criteria is adhered to.

  • Alice Poursain

    Alice Poursain

    Logistics manager

    For several years, bubbly Alice specialised in event logistics. Production Coordinator within the organisation team for the last Volvo Ocean Race in 2017/2018, she also fulfilled this role for the football Euros in 2021.

Holcim support team

  • Florence Traunecker

    Florence Traunecker

    Global Head of Branding & Sponsorships

  • Alice More O'Ferrall

    Alice More O'Ferrall

    Global Head of Digital Communications

  • Fabienne Morin

    Fabienne Morin

    Communication Coordinator

  • Antonio Carrillo Doblado

    Antonio Carrillo Doblado

    Group Head of Climate & Energy

  • Anthony (Spillers) Spillebeen

    Anthony (Spillers) Spillebeen

    Commercial Activation Advisor