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New recruit for Artemis Racing

French ace Loick Peyron signs with Torbjorn Tornqvist's team

Thursday November 1st 2012, Author: James Boyd, Location: United States

Artemis Racing has announced today that French multihull legend, Loïck Peyron, will sail with the Swedish team during this month’s AC72 training.

“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 AC72s 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 1990s and early 2000s he won the ORMA Championship four times, the Singlehanded 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 aboard the 140ft trimaran Banque Popualire. Peyron has been the skipper for Energy Team France in the America’s Cup World Series.

"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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