60 years old


For years now, Erik Nigon has been fighting with admirable perseverance. By associating his  off-shore racing passion with his endless battle against the ravages of AIDS, Erik helps ensure that this essential cause isn’t forgotten. First, it was on Class40, then on Multi50 before he decided to try the Vendée Globe in which he hopes to send out this universal message : the fight against the AIDS virus requires constant attention, but also financial aid and everyone’s unwavering commitment.


So what does it matter if he sometimes has difficulty making ends meet and can’t yet be sure that he’ll go all the way in the Vendée Globe adventure ? Race after race, he has succeeded in convincing partners in order to defend his cause on the oceans. He is progressing step by step even if his path is fraught with difficulties. Each start of the race with the colours of the red ribbon is a small victory. More than an off-shore performance, it is sharing a real life experience that the sailors offers his partners.


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