We are introducing you to the 30 legends of sailing. Now it is your turn to choose the greatest sailor of all time.
Peyron, born in 1959, is one of the most accomplished and famous sailors in France: Among his many achievements are the overall record at the Fastnet in 2011 on the trimaran Banque Populaire V (1 day, 8 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds) and America’s Cup campaigns aboard Alinghi and Artemis as well as numerous ocean races. But it is the winning of the Jules Verne Trophy (awarded to the person who circumnavigates the world nonstop in the shortest time) in 2012 that consigned him to history: always on Banque Populaire V Peyron and his crew took only 45 days, 13 hours, 42 minutes and 13 seconds to go around the world, a record that is still unbeaten.
In 2014 he participated in the Route du Rhum on Banque Populaire VII replacing Armel Le Cleac’h at the last. Not only does he win, but he also sets the regatta record!
Because: For now, he is the fastest man to have circled the world nonstop.