ADRENA, already 10 years!

Created in 2003 by Cecile and Michel RODET, ADRENA is a company specialised in software edition for navigation help and performance analysis.

Optima, the first released software, is meeting the needs of navigators for real data based speed polar generation; During Vendee Globe race 2004-2005, some precursor skippers embarked it : Sebastien Josse, Vincent Riou, Roland Jourdain…

Since then, the software have been enriched continuously.

ADRENA is not only recognised for its evolutive and complete range of products but also for its unequalled features for offshore routing and performance analysis.

Since 10 years, ADRENA, is growing continuously, it is investing on research and development to offer always more efficient, performing and reliable software, close to users’ needs. Version 11 with its new features will be available at NAUTIC boat show in Paris (7th to 15th December, Hall 2.1 – Stand A52).

Leader on the French market

French leader in the racing navigation software, ADRENA is fitting out high level racers from Olympics to offshore racing and is in the forefront of the main races in Multihulls, Figaro, M34, IRC, Class 40, Imoca 60’ or Mini 6.50. the ADRENA navigation software are used by 100% of Vendee Globe skippers, 50% of Spi Ouest France IRC fleet…

International expansion

On board 5 out 6 boats during the last Volvo Ocean Race, ADRENA has managed to seduce top level international skippers and navigators. Besides, the ADRENA navigation software have been referenced on board the VOR65 One Design for next Volvo Ocean Race and so,

In 2013, ADRENA is continuing its quest to the international market launching a web shop based in the USA:

At the top level in terms of developments and innovation

Since 2003, the company has risen in rhythm with the technological improvements and its users’ needs and has become the world’s reference for offshore racing.

It was recognised in December 2012, receiving the “High technology” prize given by the FIN (French nautical industry federation) “to have bring a determining contribution in terms of performance in the racing field”

Never the less, the navigation software remain easy to use and open to all racers (amateurs or professionals) aimed by performing while sailing.

Transfer of technology

First transfer occurred in 2010 with Planet Solar, the first solar vessel to achieve an around the world tour completely with solar energy. ADRENA developed solar energy based routing software for this project. This software can manage speed and geographical route to follow according to consumption and energy production linked sun predictions on the route.

Today, ADRENA keeps innovating by developing new software: AdrenaShip.

Our ambition is to use our expertise in route optimisation and performance analysis in offshore racing implementing it to shipping.

Ship & Navigation


Based in Saint Sebastien sur Loire, France, ADRENA is a 5 crew members team and more than 700 users all around the world.


Open and reactive, we attach importance to our customers’ satisfaction.


From our first inspiration to our ultimate innovation.


The art of success is to know how to surround the bests

ADRENA offer: Adrena for every occasion according to one’s navigation.