The architect of his dreams
Matthieu Perraut grew up beside the water. A native of Brittany, he put in his first tacks sailing dinghies (small centreboard dinghies and windsurfers) before getting into cruising. Keen to share this passion, Matthieu went on to become a sailing instructor in 2009. Still connected to the sea, he developed other interests, starting with architecture, which he has turned into a profession, becoming a project manager in a Parisian agency. However, his dreams of the open ocean caught up with him.
“I hadn’t participated in a single race before I got into the Mini”, explains Matthieu Perraut, who opted to purchase a Nacira 6.50, number 825, in 2012. “She’s the prettiest”, smiles the architect-sailor. “She’s more modern than a Pogo 2 and less expensive than a Pogo 3. Given that the boat had done very little racing, she needed a complete revamp.” Matthieu has really got his bearings on her, notably completely Les Sables-Les Açores-Les Sables in 2018.
His objectives for the Mini-Transat? “To learn as much as possible in every domain, myself included, to have fun in the breeze and downwind, train myself in offshore racing and make the most of the long surfs, the landscapes and the dolphins…”
Nautical track record:
- Small sailing dinghies and windsurfing experience
- Sailing instructor from 2009
- Participations in Mini circuit races in 2018 (Les Sables-Les Açores-Les Sables) and 2019