Jackson Bouttell

Born January 18, 1991 in Taree, Australia
Lives in Guidel

Certainly, one of the most promising sailors of his generation, the Australian Jackson Bouttell is a determined young man. At 17, when his family emigrated back to Australia from the UK, he made the decision to stay in Hamble and break into the offshore racing scene with the aim of one day getting himself on to the start line of the Vendée Globe.  He learnt his skills by working in a variety of boatyards and sailmakers as well as sailing, before he joined the Artemis Academy in 2013 and, in the same year, won the rookie ranking in the Solitaire du Figaro.  After a couple more years on the Figaro circuit, he also had his first experience in the Volvo Ocean Race with Dongfeng Race Team in 2015, a win and a record in 2016 on the Quebec-Saint Malo alongside Dona and Yann on the maxi trimaran Spindrift 2.  He was part of the winning team onboard Dongfeng on the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-2018.
Intrepid and brave, Jackson will invest all his talent and dynamism into the round the world crew.  


Record Ushant-Equator in 4 days 20 hours and 7 minutes during the Jules Verne Trophy record attempt (trimaran 131’ Spindrift 2)

1st Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng race team

1st Barbados Round, MOD70 Team Concise
3rd Round Ireland, MOD70 Team Concise
Winner of the Transat Quebec - Saint Malo and the record, Spindrift 2
3rd Sydney – Hobart, Cookson 50 UBOX

2015 :
10th Solitaire du Figaro, GAC Concise
1st Abu Dhabi-Sanya, Leg 3 Volvo Ocean Race, Dongfeng race team

2014 :
1st RORC Transatlantic race, Lupa

21st and 1st Solitaire du Figaro, Artemis 77
1st VOR70 Fastnet Race, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

12th Rolex Middle Sea Race, Rachel Pugh 78
Winner of Cork Week, Ker 46 Thunder
3rd 18 ft Skiff UK National Championship
Winner RORC Duncan Munro Kerr Youth Challenge Trophy

Winner Key West Race Week
Winner of the R.O.R.C.
2nd 18 ft Skiff Grand Prix Switzerland

1st Round Ireland Race
3rd R.O.R.C. Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Winner Class40 of the R.O.R.C./A.Y.C. Caribbean 600
4th Rolex Fastnet Race, Pindar Open 60