The National Museum of the Navy and the Jules Verne Trophy

The Jules Verne Trophy, history, symbolism and news

Arrival of People's Bank, ceremonies © Sylvie David-RIVÉRIEULX / MnM
Jules Verne Trophy, Shed: National Contemporary Art Fund © National Marine / O Museum. Dondain

According to the wish of the founding members of the association "World in 80 days," Florence Arthaud and Titouan Lamazou, the National Marine Museum is custodian of the Jules Verne Trophy. Visitors can admire in its site in Paris, Palais de Chaillot, Trocadero.

An outstanding symbol

Public commission of the Ministry of Culture, the trophy is an impressive hull-shaped sculpture placed on a magnetic field, levitate in space; forms are defined by a set of curves proportional to the circumferences of the sun, the earth and the moon, stars whose influence is decisive in the tide and navigation.
Science of the cosmos, time, space, matter, energy are at the heart of this work.
The Jules Verne Trophy was created by the American artist Tom Shannon.
This exceptional work symbolizes one of the most beautiful maritime challenges of today.

The planet for playground

The challenge is to improve the around the world sailing record, crewed, non-stop, the three capes. The start and finish are held off Brest on an imaginary line between Lizard Point and the lighthouse of Ouessant.

17 may 2016 the 25 years of the Jules Verne Trophy

The Jules Verne trophy was created in 1990 on an idea of ​​Yves Le Cornec. The time of the world tour in 80 days, legendary record of the Jules Verne hero Phileas Fogg, was largely pulverized by the skippers and their crews. From 1993 to 2012, there have been 24 starts, 16 unsuccessful attempts and 8 records ranging from 79 days to 45 days!
The Jules Verne Trophy has been won three times by Bruno Peyron in 1993, 2002 and 2005, twice by Olivier de Kersauson in 1997 and 2004, once by Peter Blake and Robin Knox-Johnson in 1994, by Franck Cammas in 2010, by Loïck Peyron in 2012.

The National Marine Museum to witness

Riders off today who, like Bruno Peyron, Olivier de Kersauson, Peter Blake with Robin Knox-Johnston, Franck Cammas, Loïck Peyron and their crews face the seas to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy, s' part of the great tradition of maritime adventure.
By setting a record, the skipper and the crew of the winning boat, to whom the architect and the shipyard must be associated, the sponsor and all the shore crews who have worked for this success, mark this nautical history of which the museum wants to keep the testimony.
The National Museum of the Navy, a privileged witness, the rhythm of their exploits.

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