David, a club regular and one of the trainers, was looking for rowers for the V6. Given that I had already done some competitive kayaking and that I missed it, my wife put my name down for it. I began to train, but it wasn’t enough, so I took up the V1, with little in mind in terms of goals, aside from having a good time.
Following the first national selection process, I began to realise that I was really enjoying it and I was making a good deal of progress. I had just 4 months to train and prepare myself for the French Championship, which was to take place in Cherbourg in 2014. To my great surprise, I finished 3rd. As I am of a competitive nature, I didn't want to stop there. Especially given the enjoyment I was deriving from winning. And win I did, in 2016.