Jean-Pierre Dick - the metho-Dick - zur Übersicht -

Jean-Pierre Dick
Born : 8th September 1965 (38 yrs)
Live in : Nice - France
Nationality : French

Will the metho-Dick approach win again ?
Jean-Pierre Dick is as discreet as he is rigorous and methodical in everything he does. He professes that his training as a veterinary surgeon has a lot to do with it: “A vet must know the history of the sick animal, make a diagnosis, give a remedy and then follow through the treatment. I apply the same methods to my sailing. You get all the information in, analyse the facts, make a call on the future plan and then carry out the solutions…”

Dick took victory in the Tour de France 2001 after winning 8 national titles in First Class 8, JOD 24 & 35, Melges 24 & Mumm 30. You’d consider him to be a regatta sailor but he wanted to change his horizons and so he is on this start line to qualify for the Vendée Globe.
Jean-Pierre Dick
He chartered PRB to get up to speed on Open 60’s, and unfortunately abandoned the Regatta du Rubicon and dismasted in the Route du Rhum. While he sailed the boat back home under jury rig, Farr Yacht Design were creating a new generation boat for him down in New Zealand at the Cookson Boatyard.
Just as Ellen MacArthur did 4 years ago, Jean-Pierre Dick came back from New Zealand on board his boat with crew, then double-handed and eventually solo. After his convincing victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2003, Dick is one of the favourites and by his methods become a formidable offshore skipper. The Défi Atlantique is his first single-handed race on ‘Virbac’.

2011 - 1st Barcelona World Race
2010 - 4th Route du Rhum
2009 - 5th Istanbul Europe Race
2008 - Vendee Globe ABO
2006 - 1st Prolograce Figaro
2004 - 4th Vendee Globe
2003 - 1st Transat Jacques Vabre
2002 - 1st Giraglia Rolex Cup
3rd Grand Prix de Marseille
2nd Grand Prix de Larmor
2001 - 1st Spi Ouest France
1st Tour de France à la Voile
2000 - 1st Key West Race
1st National Melges 24
1998 - Vice Champion Europe J24
1995 - 1st Spi Ouest France
1994 - 1st Spi Ouest France
1993 - 1st European Championship
1992 - 1st Spi Ouest France
1st Tour de France
1989 - 1st Spi Ouest France

3rd attempt at the Vendée Globe (6th in 2004-2005, retired in 2008-2009)
- 2011 - JP elected French Sailor of the Year
- 2011 Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre (with Jérémie Beyou)
- 2010- 2011 Winner of the Barcelona World Race (with Loïck Peyron)
- 2010 4th in the Route du Rhum
- 2007-2008 Winner of the Barcelona World Race (with Damian Foxall) - 2006 Route du Rhum, 3rd - 2005 Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre (with Loïck Peyron) - 2004-2005 Vendée Globe, 6th - 2003 Winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre (with Nicolas Abiven) - 2001 Winner of the Tour de France Sailing Race

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