Loïck Peyron cut his sailing teeth aboard a cruiser in La Baule bay, before making his first Atlantic crossing in the Mini-Transat at the age of 18 in a 6.50-m boat. From then on, he ceaselessly honed his solo sailing skills in Figaros or multihulls, as well as serving as a crew member from Formula 40 through to match racing.

Almost forty transatlantic races later and armed with a breathtaking honours list, his passion for boats, big and small remains undimmed.

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Sailing track record
# 39 Atlantic crossings, 15 of them solo
# 2 laps of the world
# 5 ORMA Champion titles
# 16 Grand Prix victories
# 2 solo English Transat wins
# 2 solo Transat Jacques Vabres wins
# 2 Course des Phares wins
# 4 Course de l’Europe wins
# 7 Trophée Clairefontaine wins
# 9 D 35 victories and 2 titles : 2005 and 2006

Sailing honours

# Artemis Transat 2008: 1st on Gitana 80
# Transat Jacques Vabre 2005: 1st on Virbac-Paprec with Jean-Pierre Dick
# Bol d’or 2005: on OKALYS D 35
# Transat Jacques Vabre 2003: 2nd on Belgacom with Jean-Luc Nélias
# Transat Jacques Vabre 2001: 3rd on Fujifilm
# The Race 2000-2001: 2nd on Innovations Explorer
# Transat Jacques Vabre 1999: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Course de l’Europe 1999: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Route du Rhum 1998: 5th on Fujicolor II
# Course de Phares 1998: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Transat Jacques Vabre 1997: 3rd on Fujicolor II
# Course de l’Europe 1997: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Québec – Saint-Malo 1996: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Europe 1 Star 1996: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Course de l’Europe 1995: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Twostar 1994 : 2nd on Fujicolor II
# Transat Jacques Vabre 1993: 3rd single-hull on Fujicolor III
# Course de l’Europe 1993: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Europe 1 Star 1992: 1st on Fujicolor II
# Vendée Globe 1990-1991: 2nd on Lada Poch III
# Lorient – Saint Barth – Lorient 1989: 1st on Lada Poch III
# Québec – Saint-Malo 1988: 2nd on Lada Poch II
# C-Star 1988 : 3rd on Lada Poch II
# La Baule – Dakar 1987: 1st on Lada Poch II
# GP de Boulogne (Formule 40) 1987: 4th on Lada Poch
# Route du Rhum 1986: 5th on Lada Poch I
# Solitaire du Figaro 1986: 4th on Lada Poch
# Tour de l’Europe 1985: 1st on Lada Poch I (Class III)
# Québec – Saint-Malo 1984: 5th with Mike Birch on Formule TAG
# La Baule – Dakar 1983: 4th on Lada Poch I
# Lorient – Les Bermudes – Lorient 1983: 5th on Transat TAG Québec
# Route du Rhum 1982: 17th on La Baule-Teletota
# La Rochelle – New Orleans 1982: 9th with Bruno Peyron on Jaz
# La Baule – Dakar 1981: 21st on Accoustique HRC
# Mini Transat 1979: 26th on Sogeport-Alcor

Read the interview with Loïck Peyron fresh from his world record win sailing the Artemis Transat.

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