Offshore Sailing Events Director OC Sport & President of OC Sport Pen Duick
Biography: After having qualified as a Swiss lawyer, Hervé was the first Swiss to become Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1995. In parallel of his career, Hervé was totally attracted by the offshore sailing world where he completed 2 mini-transats (2001 and 2007), the Transat AG2R and the Solitaire du Figaro (2004).
Hervé joined OC Sport in 2011 as event director for the MOD70 European Tour, bringing his professional background in the negotiation with venues and teams. Hervé was then responsible for the Route des Princes 2013, the Istanbul and Singapore acts of the ESS in 2014 before taking the coordination of all offshore events following the merger between Pen Duick and OC Sport in 2014. OC Sport Pen Duick is now the leader in offshore sailing events, organizing for the Figaro Class the Transat AG2R La Mondiale and the race known as the ”unofficial” offshore solo world championship : La Solitaire Urgo le Figaro. For the main offshore classes, OC Sport Pen Duick offers a major solo race every 2 years : The Transat, the mother of all Transatlantic offshore races which was held in 2016 from Plymouth to New York and the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe, one of the most popular sport events in the world, attracting not less than 2 millions spectators over 10 days which will be held next year.