In 2008 Charles founded the association Respectons la Terre to promote Adventure Sport and exploration across the world. 24 July 2003: Record channel crossing from Dover to Calais as part of the Calais Round Britain Race. Completing it in 1hour 18minutes and 50seconds in Open Objectif3.
October 2004- February 2005: Sailed solo without stop or assistance around the world as part of the Vendée Globe, completing in 122 days.
17 May 2006: Charles reaches the summit of Everest by the Tibetan route
23 January 2007: Record Atlantic crossing from Dakhar to Brazil in 36 days and 6 hours
December 2008: 550 km solo Antarctic expedition
April–June 2009: Completes the first crossing from the North Pole to Greenland in 62 days with fellow explorer Arnaud Tortel. Without refreshment or aid.
September 2009: Sailed the Northwest Passage solo
2009-2010: World"s first Tour du Monde by the 2 poles in the Glory of the Sea
February 2010: Skiing and climbing expeditions in Panshire, Afghanistan and 20 km from central Kabul with sportsman Nadjib Sirat. 2011: Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc, Ironman Nice, and the Pierra Menta.
A series of long distance endurance races and challenges.
2012: Is the first man to successfully row across the Atlantic Ocean twice, solo, unassisted and without stopping. 145 days alone at sea, rowing over 11,000 km (6,800 mi).