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Bruno PEYRON (FRA)

Bruno PEYRON (FRA)The fastest skipper to sail non-stop around the world, Bruno smashed the Jules Verne Trophy Record by covering 28,035 nautical miles in 64 days, 8 hours, 37 minutes and 24 seconds on the maxi-catamaran "Orange", breaking the record held by Olivier de Kersauson on "Sport Elec" by 7 days.

Back in 1993, onboard "Commodore Explorer", Bruno became the first sailor to circumnavigate the globe in under 80 day and is understandably delighted to have reclaimed his title.

"Orange" also claimed seven other Records during her circumnavigation.

The Achievements of Bruno Peyron

Days, 8 hours, 37 minutes and 24 seconds, March - May 2002
Ushant -­ Cape of Good Hope in 18 days, 18 hours and 40 minutes
Ushant -­ Cape Leeuwin in 29 days, 7 hours and 22 minutes
Cape Leeuwin - Cape Horn in 12 days, 19 hours and 30 minutes
Ushant ­- Cape Horn in 42 days, 2 hours and 52 minutes
Ushant - Equator in 53 days, 4 hours and 49 minutes
Equator -­ Ushant in 11 days, 3 hours and 48 minutes
Cape Horn -­ Ushant in 22 days, 5 hours and 45 minutes

Name Bruno PEYRON
Date of Birth 20403
Place of Birth Angers, France
Profession Navigator
Website www.maxicatamaran-orange.com
Age started sailing 18 months
First boat sailed Requin
Age started racing 13
First boat raced 420
What inspired you to take up sailing? My family and our way of life
How did you buy your first boat? With my brother
Which was your first sailing club? La Baule Yacht Club, France
First Event competed in and Year 420 Regional Championships 1970
First Event won and Year 420 Regional Championships 1972
Principle achievements 1993-94 Jules Verne Trophy (first ever winner)
Principle achievements Route de Rhum 3 times - finishing 2nd in 1982 and 1986
Principle achievements The Race 2000
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date Claiming the Jules Verne Trophy in 1993/4
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date 1987 and 1992 TransAtlantic Record
Detail the personal highlights of your sailing career to date The Race 2000
What are your future sailing aspirations? To try and win The Race 2004 and the Race Tour 2006
Briefly state what sailing means to you Sailing means too many things to be shortened to a few lines! The philosophy of The Race is really what sailing means to me.
Who has had the greatest impact or inspiration in your sailing career and why? No one person
Who do you consider to be your sailing hero? None
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Windsurfing
What other sports do you participate in outside of sailing? Skiing
Who do you consider to be the greatest sailor in the World and why? Impossible to answer. A World Champion in the 49er or Tornado is as important as a top skipper in the an America's Cup or The Race. It is a mistake to oppose different ways of sailing as we are all sharing the same spirit but in different disciplines.
Briefly state what being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Award 2002 means to you I am honoured to be part of the top level of the sport
If voted as the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year 2002, briefly say what will this mean to you? I would be honoured and proud to feel that I have worked hard at the highest level as I have been trying to improve each year for the last 21 years…and that this work has been recognised by the sailing community.
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