French engineer and navigator
Jeff was crowned 470 world champion in Melbourne, Australia, while continuing his studies.
As soon as he finished his dual studies in high-level sport and INSA engineering, Jean-François joined Michel Desjoyeaux's Mer Agitée team in 2001.
These two years in the America's Cup were seminal: Jean-François had to combine high-level sailing with cutting-edge engineering.
Our history is built with exceptional sailors.
2008 : Creation of Pixel sur mer
2012 : Pixel sur Mer, a pioneer in the development of fibre optic technology for structural surveillance
2016 : Creation of the EXOCET product range to complement our expertise in embedded systems integration
2017 : Pixel sur Mer develops the first flight controllers for racing sailing boat
2019 : Strong international expansion, recognition of the EXOCET brand worldwide
2020 : Market diversification strategy: maritime industry, aeronautics, defence, etc.
2021 : Pixel sur mer flies all types of sailing and motor boats. Its flight controller, Exocet Gold, wins a special mention from the jury at the DAME Design Award, a global maritime innovation competition. Its technology can now be mass-produced and industrialised.
2022 : Pixel sur Mer enters a new phase of development with a comprehensive range of performance and safety products and services. The company is also integrating a number of innovative programmes.