This autumn’s single-handed Route Du Rhum may have a pile of insane 100-foot multihulls with bicycle pedestals, a huge Class 40 fleet, and the usual Open 60 and “Rhum” class boats everywhere, but none of them gets us going quite like our old friend Loick Peyron and his newly restored trimaran Happy – the perfect name for anything associated with one of the smilingest men in the sport. Instead of some monster trimaran, the dude found a decades old trimaran that actually competed in the Rhum, restored it at Multiplast, and…well, we’ll let his PR answer the rest. Keep updated with Loick’s endeavor here.
With the highest technology available from historic systems, Loick is recreating history. “In honor of Mike Birch, my Jedi master, as well as Walter Green (designer and builder), and every multihull pioneer, reviving this legendary trimaran and sailing it using the methods and systems of its time has gripped my heart.” Jean Marie Liot photo/jmliot.com