- 9 July 1996
Born in Saint-Denis on Reunion Island, Timothé Lapauw discovered sailing at the age of eight on an Optimist in the bay of Antibes. He joined Alinghi in 2016 for the team's second return to the Extreme Sailing Series, but this time on the foiling GC32 platform. Developing his passion for the sport from an early age, this young French talent was quickly drawn to match racing, a discipline in which he has had some notable successes, including a first and a third place in the national championship, as well as placing fifth place at the 2015 Youth Match Racing World Championships in Swinoujscie, Poland. Timothé’s natural talent, desire to win and physical strength will be key assets on the GC32.