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Louis BURTON

Louis BURTON
Nationality : Française
Age : 32 years
Website : www.facebook.com
Skipper principal de : Bureau Vallée 2 (FRA 18)

General ranking

Season Ranking points
Saison 2017-2018 10 004 pts
2015-2016 Season 7 266 pts
2013-2014 Season 9 038 pts
2012-2013 season 16 028 pts
2011 - 2012 Season 15 034 pts
Louis Burton appeared in the world of offshore racing out of the blue. This young Parisian businessman learned the ropes outside the sailing circles and there will always something so Parisian about Burton who, depending on when you see him, may look like a hipster or a dandy to you. But make no mistake, his nonchalance and elegance are only there to hide his out-and-out pugnacity.

During the 2010 Route du Rhum, Louis was injured after a collision with a trawler in mid-Atlantic yet he continued the race at the helm of his Class 40 yacht. It was his first transatlantic race, as well as his sponsor’s, Bureau Vallée, already supporting him back then. Obviously the experience did not make Louis Burton’s dream of adventure on the oceans any less strong. Quite the opposite, it made him want to take things even further and achieve greater performances. That is why he joined the IMOCA Class, sailing on Jérémie Beyou’s former Delta Dore with no other goal than the 2012 Vendee Globe in mind. He started with the 2011 Transat Jacques Vabre with his brother Nelson. It was a tough race and while the heavyweights of the class were forced to retire, the Burtons hold on tight and were even part of the race’s top three for a few days. At the end of the Transat B to B, the skipper returned to Europe, qualified for the Vendée Globe and started training. Following Michel Desjoyeaux’s advice saying that “a race is first won on dry land”, the youngest skipper of this 7th edition was smart enough to surround himself with a small and united team. Louis Burton may be young but his experience as both a skipper and an entrepreneur make it easy for him to get organized, deal with tight schedules and clock up miles and miles.

IMOCA races historic

nautical resume

2015 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2014 - Route Du Rhum

2013 - Transat Jacques Vabre

2012 - Vendée Globe

DNF

2011 - Transat Jacques Vabre

7th in the Transat Jacques Vabre

2011 - Transat B to B

7th in the Transat B to B

2010 - Route du Rhum

20th in the Route du Rhum

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