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Loïc Lepage (61)

France

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Name Loïc Lepage

Born February 15th 1956

Nationality French

Country of entry France

Loïc Lepage has bought a Nicholson 32 Mk XI yacht named Laaland and is planning to start her refit early in 2017 prior to making a solo voyage to the Azores and back. Loïc has more than 20,000 miles of solo sailing under his belt including three trans-Biscay and four transatlantic crossings. He says: “I’m very happy to be part of this legendary race. When I was 16, I devoured books written by Bernard Moitessier and Sir Robin Knox-Johnston and the dream of completing a solo round-the-world race myself has remained a passion of mine.”
In 2011, Lepage came close to realising his dream, and after two years of preparation, he set out in his First 35 class yacht. “Unfortunately, 10 days out, my boat hit a container and sank within 2 hours, but the experience has not changed my motivation. The GGR is the perfect race to realise a dream.”

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Loïc Lepage has refitted the Nicholson 32 Mk XI yacht Laaland and is currently completing his 2,000 mile qualifying cruise to the Azores and back.

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