Armel Tripon is on a mission – a mission with a purpose. A seasoned seaman who finished in 11th place in the daunting the 2020 Vendée Globe Around the World sailing race, this Nantes-born French sailor has formed a collective with the VPLP Architects and the IMOCA class sailboats with the goal of studying technological experiments that will favor lasting and forerunning innovations in sailing.
In 2015 Armel joined forces with a network of healthcare teams committed to improving the well-being of hospitalized children. Today his organization Les P’tits Doudous comprises a group of 99 associations and accompanies over 100 000 children needing surgical interventions each year, easing the transition from pre-operative to post-operative care. Recycling copper, stainless steel and aluminium from single-use scalpels ad intubation blades, Les P’tits Doudous is able to finance post-operation trauma, facilitate parental experiences and enable the reduction of medication. As an ambassador of Les P’tit Doudous, Armel is looking forward to sailing around the globe once again in the Vendée Globe in 2024 to raise awareness of the work being done to make life just a little better for sick children.