Editor, Tip & Shaft

Pierre-Yves Lautrou

A former journalist for L’Express, Pierre-Yves Lautrou, 47, has been reporting politics and economics, mainly in French regions, for more than 15 years.
During his career in Paris, he sailed many races such as Mini-Transat, Fastnet, Sidney-Hobart, Québec-Saint-Malo, Route du Rhum… racing on various boats such as Mini 6.50, Class40, Multi 50 and Imoca.
After leaving L’Express in 2015, he founded, with Axel Capron, Tip & Shaft, a successful weekly newsletter focused on sail racing in France with almost 5 000 subscribers.
They also launched Tip & Shaft/Connect, the annuel business conference for the french sail racing scene, and Tip & Shaft/Workshops : sponsorship, business and project management trainings for amateur sailors.
Pierre-Yves is now based in Lorient, where Tip & Shaft has its office right in the heart of the Bretagne Sailing Valley.