Loïck Peyron(1)(1)"BANQUE POPULAIRE V" TROPHEE JULES VERNE 2012. ©T.Martinez / BPCE was born into a family of sailors, as the son of a captain in the merchant marine. It was on the French Loire-Atlantique coast, in Pouliguen, that the skipper and his two brothers, Bruno and Stéphane, learned to sail…

In 1972, Loïck was twelve years old when his uncle Jean-Yves Terlain took him to witness the water baptism of Vendredi 13, at the helm of which he was to participate in the Transat. The experience was a revelation. From then on, he would associate sailing with speed and performance. Loïck decided to turn his passion into his profession. A few years later, at the age of 19, he accomplished his first solo Atlantic crossing.

In the 1990s, at the helm of the trimaran Fujicolor, he won various races and four ORMA (Ocean Racing Multihulls Association) championship titles (60-feet trimaran category) in 1996, 1997, 1999 and 2002. Loïck Peyron then continued competing on both single-hull and multihull vessels. His list of awards – one of the fullest in competition sailing – namely includes three victories in the Transat, four world tours, 48 Atlantic crossings including 17 singlehandedly.

In 2010, 2011 then 2014, the skipper joined the Banque Populaire Team – the prestigious French racing team selected and sponsored by the Banque Populaire group – and on this team, won the Route du Rhum (2014), then the Jules Verne Trophy (2012).

Awards (extract)

 – Winner of the Route du Rhum on the trimaran Banque Populaire VI

2013 – Co-helmsman of Artemis in the 34th America’s Cup

- Jules Verne Trophy record in 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 53 seconds

- Equator / Equator distance record during the Jules Verne Trophy in 32 days, 11 hours, 51 minutes and 30 seconds
– Indian Ocean crossing record (Cabo das Agulhas / South of Tasmania) during the Jules Verne Trophy in 8 days, 7 hours, 22 minutes and 15 seconds
Rolex Fastnet Race record on Banque Populaire V in 32 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds
– Record for touring the British islands Banque Populaire V in 3 days, 3 hours, 49 minutes and 14 seconds
SNSM record: Winner and record holder in 11 hours, 48 minutes and 30 seconds on the Maxi Banque Populaire V 
- Barcelona World Race: Winner on Virbac Paprec 3 with Jean-Pierre Dick

- SNSM record: Winner on the monohull Gitana Eighty
– The Transat: Winner on Gitana Eighty 
- Spi Ouest France: Winner on Domaine du Mont d’Arbois, a 7.50 Open in the Gitana Team

- Ecover BtoB Transat: Winner on the monohull Gitana Eighty (singlehanded)
– Transat Jacques Vabre: 8th on Gitana Eighty with Jean-Baptiste Levaillant (duo) 
- Bol d’Or du Léman: Winner on Okalys (D35)

 – Challenge Julius Baer: Winner on Okalys (D35)

- Bol d’Or du Léman: Winner on Okalys (D35)
– Challenge Julius Baer: Winner on Okalys (D35) – Transat Jacques Vabre : Winner, two-man team transatlantic race as a team member on Jean-Pierre Dick’s monohull Virbac-Paprec
– Route des Iles: Winner with Dimitri Deruelle
 – Clairefontaine Trophy: Winner

 – Transat Jacques Vabre : 2nd, two-man team transatlantic race as a team member on Jean-Luc Nélias’ trimaran Belgacom
– Solitaire du Figaro: 6th

- Clairefontaine Trophy: Winner

- Transat Jacques Vabre : 3rd on the trimaran Fujifilm
 – The Race: 2nd on the catamaran Innovation Explorer


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