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Bruno PEYRON (FRA)

Bruno PEYRON (FRA)The Jules Verne Trophy is the ultimate target for the offshore speed sailor and Bruno PEYRON is a man who has more miles than most to his credit. Despite the disappointment of abandoning his record attempt in March 2004, it was not long before Bruno and his team were back on the start line. In September 2004 the team broke the Marseille to Catharge Record, before they returned to base in Lorient, France to prepare for their main goal. On 24 January 2005, the Maxi-catamaran Orange II began another attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy and the outright round the world record. Just over seven weeks later, skippered masterfully by Bruno, Orange II was back, having swallowed up the oceans and broken the record by more than seven days - an unbelievable achievement by an outstanding sailor.

Between May and July, Bruno was in action in the Nokia Oops Cup, a combination of offshore races and city races sailed in Sweden, Finland, Poland, Denmark, Norway and Russia using the Formula 60 trimarans. Bruno and his Stena Sovcomflot team did not finish below third in any of the stages and won the overall prize with a race to spare.

The Achievements of Bruno PEYRON (FRA)

WR - Around the World, non-stop, crewed record, 50 days, 16 hours, 20 minutes and 4 seconds, average speed 17.89 knots, Orange II, 24 January - 16 March 2005
WR - Marseille to Catharge outright crewed record 'The Transmed record', 458nm, 17 hours, 56 minutes and 33 seconds, average speed 25.53 knots, 24 - 25 September 2004
1st - Nokia Oops Cup - Stena Sovcomflot, May-July 2005

Name: Bruno PEYRON (FRA)
Place of Birth: Angers, France
Date of Birth: 20403
Profession: Navigator
ISAF Sailor ID: 1
Website: www.maxicatamaran-orange.com
What inspired you to take up sailing? No choice...was 12 months old
What was the first boat you sailed? Requin at the age of 12 months
How did you buy your first boat and what was it? With summer jobs money. It was a 4.45 and I was 13 years old
Name your first sailing club: La Baule Yacht Club, France
What was the first event you competed in? Regional dinghies in 1968
What was the first event you won? Serious one? ...National Junior in 1973
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Should say ... To survive the first mini transat 1977 after capsize twice ...
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? Best lesson !
What are the main achievements/personal highlights of your sailing career? The rest is just trying to improve
What are you future sailing goals? Trying to stay n°1 G class team in the world
What are you future sailing goals? Slow down speed around the world for more nature and humanism exploration
What does sailing mean to you? Freedom. Innovation. Team spirit. Nature..... Life !
Who has had the greatest impact on your sailing career and why? Nobody in particular...or every body achieving something in life. I just admire talent and determination wherever it is
Who is your sailing hero? I don't like heroes
What other sports do you enjoy? Rugby
What does being nominated for the ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards 2005 mean to you? Will think about it
If you were voted as the winner, what would this mean to you? That may be ... I have been improving in a good way in the past 15 years ???
If you were voted as the winner, what would this mean to you? Still so much to do !!!!
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