World sailing tour and America's Cup finalist, Loïck Peyron is undoubtedly the most emblematic skipper of the "French school" of ocean racing.
At 18, he made his first solo crossing of the Atlantic in the Mini Transat. At 29, he took part in the first Vendée Globe in history, during which he carried out the extraordinary rescue of Philippe Poupon.
Outstanding communicator and technician whose influence on the evolution of modern multihulls has been decisive for several decades. This unparalleled expertise makes him a “helmsman” in great demand. This is how we see him at the helm of the enormous Alinghi catamaran for the 33rd America’s Cup, then around the world at the helm of the maxi trimaran Banque Populaire.
A test pilot for Artemis Racing, he took part in the first flights of the AC 72s in the 34th America’s Cup and the AC 50s in the 35th edition.
His nautical record is unique: holder of the Jules Verne trophy, five ORMA championship titles, four victories in the European race, three victories in the English Transat solo (solo crossing the Atlantic UK-USA), two victories in the Transat Jacque Vabre, but above all winner of the Route du Rhum 2014.
A talented athlete, a skipper eager for innovation, an experienced team director, he continues to talk about sailing and the open sea with simplicity and enthusiasm. He has been the favorite sailor of the French for many years.
Languages spoken: French, English
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