Loïck PEYRON

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FrenchBorn Loïck PEYRON

French yachtsman

Born on December 01, 1959 in Nantes , France (62 years)

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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 transatlantic race three times, the transat Jacques Vabre twice and won the Jules Verne Trophy in 2012.
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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. 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 helmsmen. He brings a great amount of knowledge and expertise of multihulls to the campaign.
In November 2014, he won the Route du Rhum single-handed transat on Banque Populaire VII maxi trimaran. He set the new record, travelling from Brittany to Guadeloupe in 7 days 15 hours 8 minutes and 32 seconds (22.93 kts average speed) and beating Lionel Lemonchois 2006 record by 2h 10mn 34s.
In May 2016, he entered the Single-Handed Trans-Atlantic Race aboard Pen Duick II, the boat sailed by Éric Tabarly to win this very race in 1964.


Achievements
2014
Route du Rhum transat : Winner on Banque Populaire VII maxi trimaran. And record of the race.
2012
Jules Verne Trophy on Banque Populaire V in 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds.
2011
Round the British Isles outright record on Banque Populaire V in 3 days, 3 hours and 49 minutes.
Fastnet race: outright record on Banque Populaire V in 1 day 8 hours 48 minutes and 46 seconds.
Record SNSM : Winner on the multihull Banque Populaire V
Barcelona World Race : Winner on Virbac-Paprec 3 with Jean-Pierre Dick
2009
Challenge Julius Baer : Winner on Okalys (D35)
2008
Record SNSM : Winner on the monohull Gitana Eighty
the Artemis Transat : Winner on Gitana Eighty.
Spi Ouest France : Winner on Domaine du Mont d'Arbois.
2007
Transat Ecover BtoB : Winner on the monohull Gitana Eighty
Transat Jacques Vabre : 8th on Gitana Eighty with Jean-Baptiste Levaillant
Bol d'Or du Léman : 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
2003
Transat Jacques Vabre : 2nd with Jean-Luc Nélias on Belgacom
Solitaire du Figaro : 6th
2002
Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
2001
Transat Jacques Vabre : 3rd on trimaran Fujifilm
The Race : 2nd on catamaran Innovation Explorer. He broke the 24 hours distance record.
1999
Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
Transat Jacques Vabre : 1st on the trimaran Fujicolor II, with Franck Proffit
Course de l'Europe : 1st on trimaran Fujicolor II
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
1996
The Europe 1 Star (Transat) : Winner on Fujicolor II
Trophée Clairefontaine : Winner
Transat Québec-Saint-Malo : Winner on Fujicolor II
Grand prix de Fécamp : Winner 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
1992
The Europe 1 Star (Transat) : Winner on Fujicolor
1990
Vendée Globe : 2nd on Lada Poch III
1989
Lorient Saint Bathélemy Lorient : Winner in the monohull category.
1988
Transat Québec-Saint-Malo : 2nd on Lada Poch II
The CSTAR (Transat) : 3rd on Lada Poch II
1987
La Baule-Dakar : Winner on Lada Poch II with Jacques Delorme
GP de Boulogne (Formule 40) : 4th on Lada Poch
1986
Route du Rhum : 5th on Lada Poch I
Solitaire du Figaro : 4th on Lada Poch
1985
Course de l'Europe : Winner on Lada Poch I (Class III)
1984
Transat Québec-Saint-Malo : 5th, teammate of Mike Birch, on the catamaran Formule Tag
1983
La Baule-Dakar : 4th on Lada Poch I
Lorient — Les Bermudes — Lorient : 5th on Transat TAG Québec
1982
Route du Rhum : 17th on La Baule-Teletota
La Rochelle - New-Orleans : 9th with Bruno Peyron on Jaz
1981
La Baule-Dakar : 21st on Acoustique HRC
1980
Solitaire du Figaro : Winner of the 4th stage
1979
Mini Transat : 26th on Sogeport-Alcor


References


External links
Official website
Loïck Peyron at World Sailing
Loïck Peyron at the Fédération Française de Voile (in French)



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