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August 2002

Bruno Peyron (FRA)

 Nomination
Finally Bruno managed his big goal- not the Jules Verne but simply getting back to racing offshore after so many years ashore, first creating then managing CJ The Race 2000. Of course, that his return to the oceans enabled the big-cat maestro to recapture his beloved Trophy Jules Verne was a very welcome bonus. But now Peyron plans to build a newer, faster boat and chase more records - and who would bet against him?
 Why they won
59% of the vote, and not all of it came from France! 'Creator of The Race and now the Jules Verne holder - again! That says it all.' - Magnus Hansson, Sweden. Whether Peyron is quite so popular at Volvo HQ we are not sure ...