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Big day of action at iShares Cup Kiel

Posted on 28 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Capsize & collisions in gusty conditions: Ecover’s capsize between races 3 and 4, resulted in a broken mast. The mast was cut away from the overturned boat, and both boat and mast were towed back to the iShares Cup pitlane. Ecover crewman Bruno Dubois received a nasty cut to the head requiring stitches. In the final race today, Loick Peyron’s Renaissance hit the new German team Wirsol Kiel resulting in major work overnight for both boats. Oman Sail Masirah are at the top of the leaderboard after 7 races…


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Big day of action at iShares Cup Kiel

Posted on 28 August 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Capsize & collisions in gusty conditions: Ecover’s capsize between races 3 and 4, resulted in a broken mast. The mast was cut away from the overturned boat, and both boat and mast were towed back to the iShares Cup pitlane. Ecover crewman Bruno Dubois received a nasty cut to the head requiring stitches. In the final race today, Loick Peyron’s Renaissance hit the new German team Wirsol Kiel resulting in major work overnight for both boats. Oman Sail Masirah are at the top of the leaderboard after 7 races…


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Loïck Peyron joins Alinghi for the 33rd America’s Cup

Posted on 17 July 2009 by Valencia Sailing


Loïck Peyron

[Source: Alinghi] Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, welcomes one of the world’s most renowned multihull sailors to the team for this campaign: Loïck Peyron. The 50 year old Frenchman has crossed the Atlantic 43 times; 18 single-handed. He has raced around the world twice, holds three Transat titles and two Transat Jacques Vabres: “In every sailor’s mind, the America’s Cup is part of life. I have been following it for many years and now to be working for a team like Alinghi makes me proud,” Peyron said, adding: “There is a tremendous amount of work for sure, but it’s a big challenge. An interesting strength of Alinghi is that it has a lot of knowledge from a lot of areas of the sport: monohulls, offshore sailing, multihulls; especially here in Switzerland. The way the team works is based on team spirit and the method works really well; they have proved it many times. Now like everybody here, I am impatient to go and sail on the lake to see the potential of this amazing machine.”

Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and four-time America’s Cup winner welcomes Peyron: “We are looking forward to working with Loïck; he brings a lot of multihull experience – from both a design and sailing point of view – to a team that already has quite a bit of depth in this area of our sport. I think he will be an asset to this project and a good addition to the team.”

Sailing career highlights
43 Atlantic crossings; 18 single-handed
2 Round the Worlds
3 Transat ‘Anglaise’ wins, single-handed
2 Transat Jacques Vabre wins
2 Bol d’Or wins

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Loïck Peyron joins Alinghi for the 33rd America’s Cup

Posted on 17 July 2009 by Valencia Sailing


Loïck Peyron

[Source: Alinghi] Alinghi, Defender of the 33rd America’s Cup, welcomes one of the world’s most renowned multihull sailors to the team for this campaign: Loïck Peyron. The 50 year old Frenchman has crossed the Atlantic 43 times; 18 single-handed. He has raced around the world twice, holds three Transat titles and two Transat Jacques Vabres: “In every sailor’s mind, the America’s Cup is part of life. I have been following it for many years and now to be working for a team like Alinghi makes me proud,” Peyron said, adding: “There is a tremendous amount of work for sure, but it’s a big challenge. An interesting strength of Alinghi is that it has a lot of knowledge from a lot of areas of the sport: monohulls, offshore sailing, multihulls; especially here in Switzerland. The way the team works is based on team spirit and the method works really well; they have proved it many times. Now like everybody here, I am impatient to go and sail on the lake to see the potential of this amazing machine.”

Brad Butterworth, Alinghi team skipper and four-time America’s Cup winner welcomes Peyron: “We are looking forward to working with Loïck; he brings a lot of multihull experience – from both a design and sailing point of view – to a team that already has quite a bit of depth in this area of our sport. I think he will be an asset to this project and a good addition to the team.”

Sailing career highlights
43 Atlantic crossings; 18 single-handed
2 Round the Worlds
3 Transat ‘Anglaise’ wins, single-handed
2 Transat Jacques Vabre wins
2 Bol d’Or wins

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Video: Loïck Peyron talks about Alinghi’s new catamaran (French)

Posted on 06 July 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Given the fact 15% of our readers are from French-speaking countries, we publish Loïck Peyron’s comments on Alignhi 5, Alingh’s new catamaran, in French. They, obviously, don’t differ much from the previous ones in English but in his native language, Peyron is more eloquent and better describes how impressed he was. In his closing remark, Peyron think the first test sails will be “crazy” and “fascinating” for the crew.

Loïck Peyron talks about Alinghi’s new catamaran. Hyères, 5 July 2009. Video copyright iShares Cup

Since Loïck Peyron makes reference to Le Black, Alinghi’s 41ft catamaran, we publish a photo of her during some tests Alinghi’s designers carried out in Valencia last year.

Alinghi Designers test Le Black 41″. Valencia, 13 May 2008. Photo copyright Jose Delgado / Alinghi

Members of the Alinghi design team pose in front of the new giant catamaran. Villeneuve, 3 July 2009. Photo copyright KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron

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Video: Loïck Peyron talks about Alinghi’s new catamaran (French)

Posted on 06 July 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Given the fact 15% of our readers are from French-speaking countries, we publish Loïck Peyron’s comments on Alignhi 5, Alingh’s new catamaran, in French. They, obviously, don’t differ much from the previous ones in English but in his native language, Peyron is more eloquent and better describes how impressed he was. In his closing remark, Peyron think the first test sails will be “crazy” and “fascinating” for the crew.

Loïck Peyron talks about Alinghi’s new catamaran. Hyères, 5 July 2009. Video copyright iShares Cup

Since Loïck Peyron makes reference to Le Black, Alinghi’s 41ft catamaran, we publish a photo of her during some tests Alinghi’s designers carried out in Valencia last year.

Alinghi Designers test Le Black 41″. Valencia, 13 May 2008. Photo copyright Jose Delgado / Alinghi

Members of the Alinghi design team pose in front of the new giant catamaran. Villeneuve, 3 July 2009. Photo copyright KEYSTONE/Laurent Gillieron

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Loïck Peyron shows the damage on Gitana 80

Posted on 11 December 2008 by Valencia Sailing

Loïck Peyron’s entry in the 2008 Vendée Globe came to an abrupt end on Wednesday afternoon, when his boat dismasted. He was down below in his Farr designed Gitana Eighty studying meteo information when he heard a very loud bang. When he got in deck his immediate fears were realized when he found his mast in three or four pieces.

In this video Peyron shows the damage the boat has suffered.

Loïck Peyron shows the Gitana 80 damage. 11 December 2008. Video copyright Vendée Globe

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Loïck Peyron shows the damage on Gitana 80

Posted on 11 December 2008 by Valencia Sailing

Loïck Peyron’s entry in the 2008 Vendée Globe came to an abrupt end on Wednesday afternoon, when his boat dismasted. He was down below in his Farr designed Gitana Eighty studying meteo information when he heard a very loud bang. When he got in deck his immediate fears were realized when he found his mast in three or four pieces.

In this video Peyron shows the damage the boat has suffered.

Loïck Peyron shows the Gitana 80 damage. 11 December 2008. Video copyright Vendée Globe

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