A team of six French sailors living in Sydney and led by Sebastien Guyot will participate in the Rolex Sydney Hobart. They will race Peugeot Surfrider, the Beneteau First 45 familiar to all as Balanceand owned by 'Money Man' Paul Clitheroe. The team, supported by French car manufacturer Peugeot, wishes to spread Surfrider Foundation Australia's vital message on ocean protection through their participation in this iconic race and will be raising money through the charity, Surfrider Foundation Australia.
Peugeot Surfrider have gathered around them many experienced sailors including three of Frances new generation of professional ocean racers, led by skipper Nicolas Lunven. Two of the Balance crew will also join the team. Balance, a yacht with French heritage former Lady Courrier, has performed well in recent seasons including second in division in last year's Rolex Sydney Hobart, second in the 2009 Rolex Trophy Series; first in IRC Division 2 at the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta 2010, and won the IRC Passage at the 2009 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week.
|Yacht Name||Peugeot Surfrider|
|Skipper||Nicolas Lunven (1)|
|Navigator||Nick Scott-Perry (4)|
|Crew||JP Nicol, J Villion, S Guyot, N Graveline (1), M de Montgolfier (1), B Van de Voorde, C Delorme, G Valdant, D Taylor (1), H Marechal|