Part of the Volvo Ocean Race
In his everyday life, Nicolas Leonard works with end-user support for Volvo IT and is stationed at Renault Trucks in Blainville.
However, when he was offered the chance to be a part of the Volvo Ocean Race, he did not hesitate for a second. For two months in Alicante, he was a part of the Volvo IT crew in Spain and, during the stop-over in Marstrand, Sweden, he was promoted to team leader.
“The sea and sailing are my passion and I love the challenge of a job where anything can happen,” says Nicolas, who is no novice when it comes to sailing. He was only 16 when he sailed across the Atlantic from the French mainland to Martinique for the first time.
During this year’s Volvo Ocean Race, he has been deploying network connections, making sure the networks are secure and helping users with a wide range of problems. Day and night.
“It’s a stressful job, but that’s why I like it. I never know what’s going to happen the next day and, to solve the problems, I just do what it takes – whether it’s driving a fork-lift or a RIB boat to deploy the network,” he says.