Sir Peter Blake, New Zealand’s most famous sailor, competed in the first 5 Whitbread Round…
Philippe Jeantot is a former French deep-sea diver, who found international fame winning the first two BOC Challenge solo round the world yacht races in 1982 and 1986 with his yachts both named Credit Agricole.
In 1989, Jeantot founded the Vendée Globe solo, non-stop, round-the-world race He entered the race in Crédit Agricole IV and finished 4th.
In 1990, Jeantot once again entered the BOC Challenge, sailing Crédit Agricole IV, to 3rd place, to complete his fourth solo circumnavigation
wikipedia link – Philippe Jeantot