Vincent Riou

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Vincent Riou
Vincent Riou 2006.jpg
Born (1972-01-09)January 9, 1972
Pont-l'Abbé, France
Nationality French
Occupation Sailor
Known for Winning the Vendée Globe

Vincent Riou (born January 9, 1972, Pont-l'Abbé, France) is a French sailor. He is the skipper of PRB, a 60-foot monohull. He won the 2004 edition of the Vendée Globe.[1]

Recent events[edit]

In the 2009 Vendée Globe, he lost his mast the day after a collision that occurred during the rescue of Jean Le Cam, whose boat had capsized. [2]

Honours[edit]

  • 1992 : 2nd of the Challenge Credit Agricole
  • Prepared Michel Desjoyeaux’s 60-foot PRB for the Vendée Globe 2000
  • 2005 : winner of the Vendée Globe
  • 2003 : winner of the Calais Round Britain Race
  • 2007 : winner of the Calais Round Britain Race
  • 2007 : winner of the Rolex Fastnet Race

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skippers: Vincent Riou". Vendée Globe. 2008. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jean Le Cam talks about his dramatic Vendee Globe rescue". The Telegraph. The Telegraph. Retrieved 30 December 2016.