VIRBAC-PAPREC Sailing Team, a long term relationship

For the last 10 years, Paprec has backed Skipper Jean-Pierre Dick in offshore racing. From the start, Paprec has built a strong and lasting relationship with this exceptional seaman.

A Unique Sailor

Brave, humble, and tenacious, able to surpass himself to reach his goals, Jean-Pierre Dick is the perfect embodiment of the Paprec spirit, a man who loves challenges.
Nicknamed the ‘Gentleman Skipper,’ this unique individual was not at first destined to be a sailor: trained as a veterinary surgeon, he also has a masters from HEC.

Paprec Virbac, Jean-Pierre Dick

The MOD 70, a new challenge

A 10 year veteran of single-handed sailing, Jean Pierre Dick has launched on a new adventure aboard the Virbac-Paprec 70 multihull vessel.
With Roland Jourdain, he will sail the 2013 Transat Jacques Vabre, starting on November the 3rd 2013.

Un palmarès prestigieux

Hailed as 2011’s Seaman of the Year, Jean-Pierre Dick has also won the following:

  • Barcelona World Race, 2008 and 2011
  • Transat Jacques Vabre, 2003, 2005, and 2011
  • Tour de France à la Voile, 2001

Jean-Pierre Dick: www.jpdick.com

The Virbac-Paprec, and more…

Paprec’s involvement in the sailing world goes much further than Jean-Pierre Dick’s Open 60. It starts in high school (three trophies won), then the national sailing school, all the way up to the J80 Paprec Bretagne, and the TP52 Paprec Recyclage skippered by Stéphane Névé.
The ship Paprec Recyclage has made the French national team 4 times. She has participated and ranked highly 10 times at the Spi Ouest France race, coming in first place in 2003. Her crew has also won many challenges: Commodores Cup, Rolex Cup, Semaine de Porquerolles, Tour de Corse record, Tour de Belle-Ile (twice), Grand Prix de Crouesty (five times), Grand Prix Atlantique Télégramme de Lorient (three times), Semaine de la Rochelle (five times). Over the last ten years, the ship has also won the Atlantique trophy six times, a trophy rewarding the overall best ship from Brittany over a whole season.
Paprec also sponsors the Chantilly domain’s Polo Club (French champion), with a team that recruits 2 new young talents every year.

Paprec supports amateur sports

The Paprec Group also supports many of its collaborators’ sports clubs. Thus, it shares values with the sporting world, in a variety of disciplines such as rugby, fencing, basketball, football, cycling… Over 40 teams wear the Paprec colours. In 2007, the Group won the Sporsora Trophy, rewarding the best use of internal sponsoring for use in human resources.

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