Energy Team, the Peyron brothers’ challenge
The day after the official announcement that the America’s Cup would be raced aboard multihulls, Loïck and Bruno Peyron, legendary figures from the world of multihull racing announced their intention to “bring together French know-how” and set up their team for the America’s Cup. With the support of the prestigious Yacht Club de France, Energy Team became an official challenger for the 34th America’s Cup in January 2011.
A long-term strategy
The Energy Team project has a long term goal. Their ambition is to build up a solid base and a professional team to compete alongside the most competitive challenger to aim to win the America’s Cup.
After just one year of existence and having competed in seven America’s Cup World Series events, the crew of Energy Team have shown their huge potential and very quickly established themselves as one of the best finishing on the podium at the end of the first season alongside the Defender Oracle and the Emirates Team New Zealand.
A top class team
Bruno and Loïck Peyron have brought together some of the top names for their racing projects. The CEO of Energy team, Bruno Peyron looks after the overall management of the team, while Loïck Peyron, Team Director and skipper, is focusing on the design, racing and the quest for performance. He shares the helm of the Energy Team AC45 with the highly talented Yann Guichard.
The core members of the crew have all acquired experience and skill in two of the major areas required to ensure high performance levels: Multihull racing and Match Racing. The crew of the Energy Team AC45 includes:
- Loïck Peyron, skipper-helmsman
- Yann Guichard, skipper-helmsman
- Devan Le Bihan, trimmer
- Arnaud Jarlegan, trimmer
- Arnaud Psarofaghis, wing trimmer
- Christophe André, Bowman
A sporting strategy using a variety of boats
In order to be able to compete throughout the year, Energy Team trains on various types of boat and in additional race circuits, such as in the MOD 70, D35 and Formula 18 circuits, in which various members of the team compete.
Promising race results
Energy Team shone in the first season of the America’s Cup World Series, winning the Fleet Racing Championship in Venice and regularly beating the world’s leading teams. In the end, the French ended up in third place in the overall rankings in the 2011-2012 Fleet Racing Championship in the America’s Cup World Series. A result befitting the ambition of the French team and which is very promising for the future…
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