Alexia Barrier

Alexia Barrier

Alexia, from the Mediterranean Sea, started sailing at a very early age.

Sailing teacher at 15, she worked in the sailing yachting industry as co-skipper or crew, while studying Sports Management at Nice University of Sports, UFR-STAPS.

She then became a professional sailor, and top-level match-racer, to finally get into single-handed offshore racing.

In 20 years, she has already covered more than 120 000 nautical miles around the globe, and took part in 14 races across the Atlantic, including 4 single-handed crossings on Mini Transat, Figaro 2, 60-foot monohull and multihull.

In 2009 she created 4myplanet, and thus became the first woman to attempt a single-handed around-the-globe tour for the benefit of science.




2019 :  15th Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe


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2015 :  Skipper and helm - Tour de France à la Voile - 30 Corsaires

2014 :  3rd Transat Ag2r la Mondiale - Figaro2 30 Corsaires

2011 :  Winner of the Maxi Transatlantique Farr 115 pieds Sojana

2009 :  4myplanet Tour, 1st woman to attempt a Round-the-world tour for the benefit of science on IMOCA 60

2007 :  Transat Jacques Vabres - Class40 Pindar Record holder British Isles Tourwith a 100% women crew On IMOCA 60

2nd Route de l’Equateur (Marseille-Congo) with F.Arthaud and L.Poupon - Class40  Deep Blue

2005 :  Transat 6.50 - Proto 6.50 Roxy

2000 :  4th world match Racing ranking list


Le Pinguoin / TSE-4myplanet


It is on Romain Attanasio’s IMOCA, who completed 15th in the 2016-2017 Vendee Globe Challenge, that Alexia set her heart  in February 2018.

This monohull won the famous Fastnet Race in 1999-2000 with Catherine Chabaud, then the Velux 5 Océans with American skipper Brad Van Liew.

She then became Tanguy de Lamotte’s Initiatives Cœur from  2012 à 2015, finishing 10th in the Vendée Globe 2012 and 8th in the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre.