183, route de Clisson
44230 Saint Sebastien sur Loire
Tel : +33 (0)9184.108.40.206
Fax : +33 (0)2.28.00.17.73
Pen Duick :
A legend …
Eric Tabarly and Gérard Petipas, both highly respected in the sailing industry, founded Pen Duick in 1973. The initial aim of the company was to manage the legendary boats belonging to Eric. Then in 1985 when Pierre Bojic joined them, Pen Duick turned its hand to creating and managing ocean races.
41 races organized in 30 years
Pen Duick has perfected the art in managing yacht races and its portfolio includes many of the best-known ones : La Route Du Rhum, The Transat Jacques Vabre, The Solitaire du Figaro – Eric Bompard Cachemire, The AG2R Transat, The BPE Trophy from Belle-Ile-en-Mer to Marie-Galante, The Challenge Mondial Assistance, The Course de l’Europe, The Lorient-Bermuda-Lorient Transat ...
The reference Transat
Pen Duick still respects the tone and values that Michel Etevenon had in mind when he first created the Route Du Rhum in 1978.
The success of the Route Du Rhum with 87 entries and more than two million visitors in Saint Malo, is the driving force for going one better still in the 10th edition of the race.
In 2013, Pen Duick organizes :
Seen as a sporting reference on sea, the Tour de France à la Voile, major event of the nautical calendar will welcome this year prestigious sailors such as; Franck Cammas, winner of the last Volvo Ocean race. The enrolled crews (around twenty of whom half is international) will compete on the same boat, the M34: thus, the difference is not created by the boats, but by the sailors, on a race where offshore stages alternate with spectacular inshore stages all July long. .
The large Animations Village free for all will be open during 26 days in the 11 stopover with multiple educational, fun, and cultural animations (sails climbing, nautical jousts, initiations, concerts, 3D regattas on giant screen, pedal boats, expos, sporting challenges…), of games and gifts for all!
Course 2013 :
Corentin Horeau, skipper of Figaro Espoir Région Bretagne- Crédit Mutuel
Centre d'entraînement Méditerranée (mediterranean training center)
Created since 2003, the CEM has become today the reference training center in Mediterranean for high level offshore racing training, open to professionals and amateurs. Recognized by the French sailing federation, it has been labeled at the end of 2009, Regional Excellence center.
The CEM is a preparing and training structure for offshore racing professionals sailing one handed, two handed crew handed.