Loïck Peyron is one of the wide race pillars in France: the “Last Mohicans” as he likes to say not without humor. He started his first tacking in La Baule bay (France) and when he reached 18, he ...
Loïck Peyron is one of the wide race pillars in France: the “Last Mohicans” as he likes to say not without humor. He started his first tacking in La Baule bay (France) and when he reached 18, he performs his first Atlantic Ocean cross race: the Mini-transatlantic race 79 alone on a 6,50meter boat!
More than forty Atlantic Ocean crossings later and with a phenomenal prize list, Loïck keeps intact his passion for the sea and the ships, small and big. Whether it is beside an architect or behind the helm, the one who is unmistakably a member of the most brilliant French sailors is always thirsty of discoveries and challenges.
Loïck is a passionate person and curious of all, meticulous, innovative and endowed with an exceptional talent recognized by his peers, he makes it a point of honor to look ceaselessly the “most” which will make the “difference”.
Historic performance in May 2008: he won for the third time the English Transatlantic race, this mythical transatlantic race between Plymouth and Boston; and this time in a monohull under Gitana Eighty team.
High-tech, gladly talkative manager, livened up by a real envy to pass on his knowledge to the “Land Men” when he pace up and down the planet, the man is nevertheless more secret than we can imagine. Loïck took magnitude and gravity cultivating this faculty to stay up the past while looking towards the future.
From 2006 to 2009, Loïck was the Manager and Skipper of the Gitana Team and in February 2010 he was the Co-helmsman of the Alinghi catamaran to defend the America Cup 33.
Loïck raced, under the colors of the Sultanate of Oman, the 2009-2010 catamarans X40 circuit as helmsman of Masirah Oman Sail, then the D35 circuit in Switzerland at helmsman of Okalys-Corum and finally he won the Barcelona Race with Jean-Pierre Dick in spring 2011 with Virbac-Paprec boat.
Loick is the “Man” of the first races: Mini Transat, Route du Rhum (France-Antilles), Quebec St-Malo, Vendée Globe, Europe Tour, the “Race”, D35 circuit, Clairefontaine Trophies…
In 2011, this creative and innovative High-Tech Manager is involved in two new challenges: The Jules Verne Trophy on the largest catamaran of the world: « Banque Populaire V » to win the around the world non-stop race with a crew; The 34th America's Cup that will happen in San Francisco in 2013 with his brother Bruno Peyron and the project « Energy Team ».
Loick has an outstanding prize list as follows:
43 crossings of the Atlantic Ocean among which 18 races in solo
3 World Tours
5 championships ORMA
16 victories in Grand Prix
3 victories on the solo English Transatlantic race
2 victories on the Transatlantic race Jacques Vabre in 1999 and 2005
2 victories on the Lighthouses Race, 8 victories on the Europe Tour, 7 victories on the Clairefontaine Trophies, 2 victories on the Golden Bowl…
French Honorifics: Officer of "Légion d’Honneur” and of “Ordre National du Mérite”, Maritime Merit.