This race was created to honour the memory of Marie-Agnès Péron, a competitor lost at sea during the Mini-Transat that started from Tréboul in 1991 and organized by the Winches Club.
Marie-Agnès was born in Calais (North of France) to a family of five children. Her passion for sailing appeared very early. A primary school teacher, she took her pupils from Megeve to Britanny for a sailing course without hesitating. A sporting and adventurous sailor, she began to sail Minis in 1987 and in 1989 took part in her first Mini-Transat. She finished 7th in the 1990 Mini-Fastnet with her proto “Auchan”( Berret design) and 4th in 1991.
Entered in the 1991 Mini-Transat, she set out but following a collision had to come back to Tréboul. After spending a night repairing her boat, she set off again, but met a strong gale in Biscay and was lost. The boat was found on 10th October on the coast near Coruña.
We remember Marie-Agnès as a very commited young woman, uncompromised and sometimes secret.