Nov 1, 2012

Americas Cup 34: Loick Peyron joins Artemis

Good move fore Artemis. They the Match Racing master with Terry, the young gun, and now top A-Class rider, Nathan Outteridge and now the now the big Multi racing specialist, Loick Peyron. Plus Santi as a wildcard helm and liaison with the design team they have full house.

Hope Juan K can listen to Santi and Loick to build a well rounded AC72 that can stand San Francisco special conditions. I still have to match dimensions but I think Artemis is more close to Oracle than ETNZ, although not that extreme.

Loick showed he can course race with an excellent campaign with Energy AC45 and I think is the right choice to helm or advice for the AC72.
Note this: Peyron is the only helm that didn´t pitchpoled on the AC45, he only was forced to capsize sideways by Green Comm at Plymouth.

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Press Release Artemis Artemis-racing.americascup.com/news/3677
It is fantastic to have Loïck join Artemis Racing. Loïck has no peer when it comes to large multihulls.” said Paul Cayard, CEO of Artemis Racing. “As we have seen, these AC72’s will be a real challenge here on San Francisco Bay and having someone of Loïck’s experience will certainly be advantageous.”

Peyron has an extensive background of achievements in multihulls in both inshore and offshore racing. In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s he won the ORMA Championship four times, the Single-handed Transatlantic Race three times, and just this year won the Jules Verne Trophy setting the record for the fastest circumnavigation of the globe in just 45 days. Peyron has been the skipper for Energy Team France in the 2012 America’s Cup World Series (ACWS).

“I look forward to working with these great guys in San Francisco. Thanks to my new role with Artemis Racing, Energy Team will be gaining the experience of the 34th America’s Cup at the highest level,” said Loïck Peyron. The Peyron brothers and their Energy Team will continue with the AC45 on the ACWS circuit next year and are aiming to participate in the 35th America’s Cup.

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