“Doudou” is Loïck Peyron first choice! The SSL Team France Captain, decided to select first the N.1, a tricky position requiring agility, speed and precision in action.
“Able to perform anything on board, physical and precise, fast and efficient, the N.1 is one the most important role on the SSL 47. Doudou’s experience in this position will bring confidence to the whole team.” Explains Loïck Peyron.
A role suited to Edouard Masse who at the age of 37 has competed in 5 Tour de France, many seasons in IRC and TP 52. At the head of his own sail loft, he is in his true element in this position dealing with sails and spinnaker, or on top of the mast!
Recently crowed ILCA7 (Laser) World Champion, Jean-Baptiste Bernaz already has four Olympic Games on the clock, first Beijing in 2008 (8th), London in 2012 (10th) Rio in 2016 (5th) and Tokyo in 2020 (6th). He is now beginning on his 5th Olympic campaign, determined to win the first Olympic medal in ILCA7 for France. For Team France Captain, Loïck Peyron, JB Bernaz is a talented and accomplished athlete. “On the racing strategy as well as for the boat speed, JB will know how to bring his best to the whole team.”
First selected through the SSL ranking, he has left his print on french sailing after 6 Olympic Campaigns in Finn and Star and a Bronze medal at the Athens Olympic Games. Coach for the French Sailing Federation, Xavier is also the SSL Team France manager, discovering talents in the rich diversity and potential of french sailors.
Xavier will bring his experience and calm to the afterguard where tactical decisions will be made to bring the French SSL 47 to victory!