And one more. And a sixth so... Eric Péron announced this Monday morning his future participation in the Arkéa Ultim Challenge, the new round-the-world race in a maxi-trimaran that will start from Brest on January 7th. Five sailors had already officially registered, so they are joined by the ex-Figariste (10 participations in the Solitaire du Figaro) who will wear the colors of Adagio, the European leader in the aparthotel who will discover offshore racing during this innovative tour of the planet.
"I am very happy and proud that Adagio has chosen to take on this challenge alongside me, it's excellent news," commented Eric Péron. I have this project of participation in the Arkea Ultim Chllange - Brest in mind for a long time (...) Participating in this very first solo round the world trip aboard a ULTIM is not trivial...»
An older multihull
Facing Charles Caudrelier (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild), Armel Le Cléac'h (Banque Populaire XI), Thomas Coville (Sodebo Ultim 3), Tom Laperche (SVR-Lazartigue) and Anthony Marchand (Actual Ultim 3), Eric Péron will have to battle with his older but robust multihull. And the sailor having applied after June 30, the registration deadline, he had to obtain permission from his rivals delighted to see the field expand by an additional unit. However, like the others, he will have to qualify (2500 miles) before November 15.