Erik Nigon

Portrait

  • Nom Erik Nigon
  • Nationalité Français
  • Date de Naissance 16.12.1969

  • Nom du bateau Vers un monde sans Sida
  • Classe Multi 50
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Bio

Since 2005 Erik Nigon demonstrates the possibility of exercising a senior position in a large corporation and fight with the professionals racing in major competitions. After 3 seasons in the Figaro, one Solitaire du Figaro and two Transat AG2R La Mondiale (10th in 2008), he moved to 10th Class40 and finished the Solidaire du Chocolat 2009 before switching to the oceanic multihull and finish 5th playing podium until the eve of the arrival in the Route du Rhum.

Ambitious he built his career on his experience in dinghy (first world championship in 1992) who was vice champion of France Olympic Sailing and Sports in 2004.

Who wanted to combine sporting competition and fight against AIDS, Erik Nigon turned to AIDES. Decorated in the colors of red tape, the trimaran, whose godmother is the great sailor Samantha Davies, wears red ribbon on their hulls and sails. A sign of solidarity with people affected by AIDS and a desire to convey a message of prevention to promote action in favor of AIDS and the fight against AIDS.


prize list

2015 :

  • Prince de Bretagne Trophy
  • Tour de Belle Ile
  • Grand-Prix Guyader Douarnenez

2014: Multi50
  • Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, abandonment
  • Tour de Belle Ile
  • Trophy Armor Lux - Grand-Prix Guyader Douarnenez

2013: Multi50
  • Transat Jacques Vabre
  • Grand Prix Guyader, 4th

2012 : Multi50
  • Trophy of the Port of Fécamp, 5th
  • Transat Quebec Saint-Malo, third in 11 days 2:55: 23
  • Grand Prix Guyader Douarnenez-4th
  • Tour de Belle-Ile en 6h49’40 ‘’, in 4th in 6:49: 40

2011 : Multi50
  • Estuaire Challenge Multi Port-Médoc, 2nd
  • Record SNSM 23h17’26 ‘’, 3rd
  • Tour de Belle Ile en 4h11’23 ‘’, 5th
  • Grand Prix Guyader Douarnenez-5th

2010: Multi50
  • Route du Rhum, 5th
  • Trophy of the Port of Fécamp, 5th
  • Estuaire Challenge Multi Port-Médoc, 3rd
  • Trophy Prince de Bretagne Saint-Quay-Portrieux, 4th
  • New Record SNSM 31heures
  • Douarnenez Grand Prix - Trophy Guyader, 3rd

2009 Class40
  • Solidaire du Chocolat, 10th

2008: Figaro II
  • Transat AG2R double, 10th
  • Solitaire du Figaro
  • Transat AG2R La Mondiale (Concarneau-Saint Barth), 13th

2005: Figaro II

  • France championship of offshore racing, 31st
  • Route du Ponant, 20th
  • Tour of Britain, 34th
  • Generali Solo, 21th

2004 5O5

  • Vice-Champion of France and Olympic sport of sailing, double dinghy

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Les mots des skippers

Je ne sais pas évoquer The Transat sans frissonner ... Frissonner de peur et de froid mais surtout frissonner du plaisir de vivre et de partager la plus belle et extrême aventure à la voile en Atlantique Nord. Un petit bout de voyage en plus vers un monde sans sida.