- 20 May 1963
A former European champion in speed skiing, Pierre-Yves Jorand represented Switzerland in the 1992 Olympic Games in Albertville, France. Eight years earlier, he was the first skier to go faster than 200kph, so he is used to speed and what it takes to achieve it, which, on the boats, is his remit. A multiple winner of the Bol d’Or with Alinghi, Pierre-Yves moved to New Zealand in 2001 to join the team’s quest for the America’s Cup. Following that success, he has stayed with the team ever since, integral to all three Auld Mug campaigns and also racing – and winning – in the D35 and Extreme 40 circuits. Pierre-Yves has also raced the Esse 850 boats, winning the European Championship in 2010 and then following that with the world title in 2012.