Loïck Peyron

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Loïck Peyron
Loïck Peyron's trimaran Fujicolor

Loïck Peyron, born 1 December 1959 in Nantes, is a French yachtsman, younger brother of the yachtsman Bruno Peyron.

He is particularly famous for winning many races in the 1990s on board his trimaran Fujicolor.

Among his notable achievements, he won the ORMA Championship four times in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2002, the STAR transatlatic race three times, the transat Jacques Vabre twice and he is the current Jules Verne Trophy holder.

After Benjamin de Rothschild gave him control of the Gitana Team in April 2006, the team built Gitana Eighty, a 60 feet monohull, launched in July 2007 with which Loick Peyron won the Transat.[1] On 9 December 2008, he began his participation in the 2008-2009 Vendée Globe with Gitana Eighty. After having led the race for 16 days, Gitana Eighty's mast broke.

In 2010, Peyron sailed in the 33rd America's Cup as part of the Alinghi Team, in the roles of 'floater' in race 1 and relief helmsman in race 2. Alinghi were defeated by the American challenger BMW Oracle Racing. In early 2012 he won the Jules Verne Trophy in a time of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds, breaking Franck Cammas previous record by 2 days.

In late 2012 he was asked to join Artemis Racing, Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup, as one of the helmsman. He brings a great amount of knowledge and expertise of multihuls to the campaign.

Achievements [1][2][edit]

  • 2009
    • Challenge Julius Baer : Winner on Okalys (D35)
  • 2006
    • Challenge Julius Baer : Winner on Okalys (D35)
  • 2005
    • Bol d'Or du Léman : Winner on Okalys (D35)
    • Challenge Julius Baer : Winner on Okalys (D35)
    • Transat Jacques Vabre  : Winner together with Jean-Pierre Dick on the monohull Virbac-Paprec
    • Route des Iles à la voile : Winner with Dimitri Deruelle
    • Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
  • 2002
    • Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
  • 1998
    • Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
    • Route du Rhum : 5th on Fujicolor II
    • Course de Phares : Winner on Fujicolor II
  • 1997
    • Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
    • Course de l'Europe  : Winner on Fujicolor II
    • Transat Jacques Vabre : 3rd on Fujicolor II
  • 1995
    • Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
    • Course de l'Europe  : Winner on Fujicolor II
    • Grand prix de Fécamp : Winner on Fujicolor II
    • Grand prix de Saint Nazaire : Winner on Fujicolor II
  • 1994
    • Trophée des Multicoques : Winner on Fujicolor II
    • Twostar : 2nd on Fujicolor II
  • 1993
    • Trophée des Multicoques : Winner on Fujicolor II
    • Transat Jacques Vabre : 3rd monohull on Fujicolor III
    • Course de l'Europe : Winner on Fujicolor II
  • 1989
    • Lorient Saint Bathélemy Lorient : Winner in the monohull category.
  • 1987
    • La Baule-Dakar : Winner on Lada Poch II with Jacques Delorme
    • GP de Boulogne (Formule 40) : 4th on Lada Poch
  • 1985
    • Course de l'Europe : Winner on Lada Poch I (Class III)
  • 1983
    • La Baule-Dakar : 4th on Lada Poch I
    • Lorient — Les Bermudes — Lorient  : 5th on Transat TAG Québec
  • 1981
    • La Baule-Dakar : 21st on Acoustique HRC
  • 1979
    • Mini Transat : 26th on Sogeport-Alcor

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Loïck Peyron on the Gitana Team website
  2. ^ Loïck Peyron on the Vendée Globe website
  3. ^ The Artemis transat website

External links[edit]