He is one of the most popular French skippers ever and one of the only to boast for example, a true fan club. The only skipper also to be known best by his nickname, "Bilou" speaks to the whole sailing world and sailing fans.
This popularity is not just because of his incredible track record. At ease in front of a camera as behind a microphone, the media adore this skipper who speaks with humor (“the sea? Its like a good old girlfriend") and speaks his feelings happily but firmly "The ocean is a like a rug that we lift up to hide the dust".
This "solo skipper who loves people" has dedicated himself to defending the planet in his own way. Not by telling others what to do, but as an actor, leading by example.