Bruno Peyron

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Bruno Peyron
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Bruno Peyron in 2012
Personal information
Full name Bruno Tristan Peyron
Born (1955-11-10) November 10, 1955 (age 62)
Angers, France
Orange II

Bruno Tristan Peyron (born 10 November 1955)[1] is a French yachtsman who, along with his crew on the catamaran Orange II, broke the outright round-the-world sailing record in March 2005.[2] He was the first winner of the Jules Verne Trophy in 1994, for completing a round-the-world trip in less than 80 days.[3] Peyron was born in Angers, France and grew up in the French Atlantic coast city of La Baule.[1][4] He has been one of the main organisers behind the round-the-world-race, The Race.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Sorkin, Beverly E. "Bruno Peyron (French yachtsman)". Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. 
  2. ^ Glenday, Craig (2010-04-27). Guinness World Records 2010: Thousands of New Records in The Book of the Decade!. Random House Publishing Group. p. 165. ISBN 978-0-553-59337-2. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  3. ^ Zimmermann, Tim (2004-01-01). The Race: The First Nonstop, Round-The-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 105. ISBN 978-0-618-38270-5. Retrieved 3 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sailing: Peyron smashes record". New York Times. 17 March 2005. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Jeffery, Tim (20 October 2003). "Yachting: Storm brews over new races". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 3 March 2011. 
Preceded by
First holder
Sport Elec with Olivier de Kersauson
Geronimo with Olivier de Kersauson
Jules Verne Trophy
Succeeded by
ENZA New Zealand with Knox-Johnston & Blake
Geronimo with Olivier de Kersauson
Groupama 3 with Franck Cammas