Date of birth: 4 April 1980
In: Saint Malo, France
Legs sailed in this edition: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
In-Port Races: Cape Town, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, The Hague
Something about him that you didn’t know: He's a bit of a genius! Having studied Mechanical Engineering in Paris and Montreal, Kevin is an expert in the construction of racing boats and their functionalities.
Who is he: Bowman Escoffier is an accomplished ocean racer with a technical mind and practical skills that make him an invaluable member of the squad. Having gained a reputation as Dongfeng’s ‘Mr Fix It’ in 2014-15 due to his ability in dealing with a series of unlucky breakages onboard – including the mast and the watermaker – the Frenchman will be hoping for less taxing DIY schedule in 2017-18.
Previous Volvo Ocean Race:
2014-15 Dongfeng Race Team