HOMETOWN: SOUTHAMPTON, HAMPSHIRE
Alan Roberts started out by sailing dinghy classes that have led him to four UK National Championship Titles, Two Endeavour Champion of Champions wins.
Alan joined the Artemis Offshore Academy Development Squad for the 2014 Figaro season. In his first year of solo offshore sailing, Alan would rank as 1st rookie in the Solo Basse Normandie race. He finished his first Solitaire – Bompard Le Figaro at the 34th place.
In 2015, Alan went his own way sailing for Magma Structures. He had a very busy season, highlighted with a 9th place in the Figaro, the best British result in the last 40 years. Thanks to this remarkable feat, Alan finished the Figaro season at the 9th place, out of 46 sailors.
Alan Roberts started out his 3rd Figaro season very well with a 9th place at the Solo Concarneau, and a 6th place at the Solo Maitre Coq where he would win one of the inshore races. Roberts continued his promising season with two more Top 10 rankings, finishing 3rd of the Solo Normandie and 10th of the Le Havre Allmer Cup.
On his 3rd Solitaire, Roberts finished 16th. He was the first British sailors on the overall rankings.