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Amelie Riou

Amelie Riou

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Height178cm / 5’10”Home CountryFrance
Weight71kg / 156 lbsHometownMorlaix, France

Career Highlights

  • 2019: First mixed Team, Tour de France Diam 24
  • 2018: 8th at the European Championship, Nacra 17
  • 2013: 13th at the world championship, Laser Radial
  • 2013: First selection into the National Team, Laser Radial

Although she was born into a family of farmers, Amélie started sailing at 7 years of age on an Optimist and soon earned a reputation as a go-getter, even in extreme conditions.

She became the French number two ‘Espoir’ in 2009, French champion in France 2010 and 6th in the world ISAF ranking in Turkey in 2010, before joining the French France Espoir team in 2012. She took part in her first Olympic campaign on a Laser Radial as reserve, followed by a second campaign on a foiling Nacra 17 in the mixed doubles category. In 2020, she launched a 49er FX bid for another campaign in the women’s doubles format.
A math fanatic, she earned an engineering degree in civil engineering at the same time. Joining the elite SailGP circuit is a remarkable opportunity for this young athlete who always has a close eye on performance, technology and speed, together with the technical work required on the boat. An extremely hard worker, she hopes to bring to the team her positive attitude and willingness to always see things through to the end. Finally Amélie would like to focus her energy into the social side of the discipline by educating children about the values learned through sports, namely teamwork and dedication.