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Marc Pajot a French sailor

Postby Anatol » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:09 pm

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Marc Pajot (born 21 September 1953 in La Baule) is a French sailor.
Noted for winning the Silver medal at the 1972 Olympics at 19 with is older brother Yves.
In 1973Marc Pajot sets out to conquer the oceans under the wing of Eric Tabarly and crosses the Cap Horn at the age of 20 during the first team race around the world, the Whitbread (See Volvo Ocean Race).
He is 5 times world champion and 7 times French Champion, winner of the cross-Atlantic Route du Rhum, twice semi-finalist representing France at the America’s Cup as a Project Manager and Skipper, he has been representing French sailing achievement around the world.
He sets the professional standards for high seas regattas by promoting his sponsors, amongst which Paul Ricard and Elf Aquitaine with whom he will lead on to accomplish extraordinary performances.
He takes the 2nd place in 1979 at the double handed transatlantic race Lorient-Burmuda-Lorient with the hydrofoil Paul Ricard. His Elf Aquitaine catamarans – will enable him to accomplish a series of performances between 1980 and 1983: Winner La Baule Dakar race 1980. Atlantic record holder in 1981. Winner singlehanded race Route du Rhum 1982. Marc Pajot has so far crossed 15 times the Atlantic Ocean as a skipper, crew member, or single handed. During those 25 years of competitions, Marc Pajot has managed and overseen the conception and creation of over 15 boats from 45 to 100 ft. Member of French Maritime Academy, the French Yacht Club, and the Monaco Yacht Club he is now settled in Cannes, Côte d’Azur, running a Yacht Selection activity and a consulting activity in marina landscaping.
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