Nicolas GUIBAL
Nicolas GUIBAL

Nicolas GUIBAL

  • 758 Serie
  • Les œuvres de Pen Bron
  • drapeau FRA M • 27/04/1983 • 38 years old
  • La Turballe
  • drapeau FRA M27/04/198338 years old
  • La Turballe

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A great many people suffering from back problems believe they can do nothing about it, that their back is done for. My aim is to show them that the reverse is true. There are solutions and they are life-changing”, explains Nicolas Guibal. Faced with such issues himself, the sailor from Nantes has been signed up for the lumbago programme at the Centre MPR Côte d’Amour in Saint Nazaire since 2018.

Through his singlehanded transatlantic project, he’s eager to raise awareness about the handicap, subsequent rehabilitation and the benefits of practising sports with the support of the Œuvres de Pen-Bron association. I set myself the challenge of doing the Mini Transat before beginning my rehabilitation. My goal was to get better so I could take part in this race. Today, it’s thanks to the professionals at the Centre MPR Côte d’Amour that I can sail competitively again. I wanted to return the favour by helping them this time”, explains the skipper, who really hopes he can shine a spotlight on the association and also explain to those suffering the same pain as him that there are fairly simple non-medicinal techniques which enable you to have a better quality of life. He can personally vouch for the fact that such solutions enable you to live out your dreams regardless, and even cast your mind forward to the future. Indeed, Nicolas already has his sights on racing in the Class40 circuit…

Palmares

2020

  • Mini en mai - 31st

2019

  • Pornichet Select - 41st
  • Plastimo Lorient Mini - 17th
  • Série Transgascogne - solitaire - 32nd

2018

  • Mini Fastnet - 40th
Les œuvres de Pen Bron

His boat

  • Boat Number: 758
  • Boat Race Name: Les œuvres de Pen Bron
  • Category: Serie
  • Building year: 2008
  • Type: D2
  • Énergie à bord: Panneaux solaires et pile à combustible

Label Bleue

  • École élémentaire, 33540 Sauveterre de Guyenne

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