Romain Pilliard is a sailor and entrepeneur. He discovered a love for sailing whilst with his family in Britanny, competing in regattas during his studies at ESSEC Business School. He participated in the Tour de France à la Voile as a crewmate with the selected team for the America’s Cup. Following his first professional race, Romain decided to go into ocean racing and took part in the Solitaire du Figaro in both 2000 and 2001. He then sailed with Ellen MacArthur as a crewmate on the IMOCA sailing yacht, as well as the ORMA 60 multi-hull ship and MOD 70. He co-founded a sports marketing agency called EOL with his wife, Aurélie, and together they organised the Tour de Belle-Ile in 2008, which quickly became the largest sailing race in France, gathering 500 boats on the starting line. In 2018, he embarked on the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, in the prestigious “Ultimes” category. His goal during this legendary solo transatlantic race was to promote the development of circular economy in sailing.