Jean-Pierre Dick and Luc Talbourdet


Born and spurred on from a meeting at the HEC MBA between Jean-Pierre Dick, the talented skipper, and Luc Talbourdet, General Manager, the Absolute Dreamer racing team progressively saw daylight as Jean-Pierre Dick participated in sailing events.

Jean-Pierre Dick

Absolute Dreamer brings two ambitious activities together :

  • An offshore racing team which encompasses the construction of racing yachts in the image of their skippers
  • The creation of fast cruising yachts, with JP 54

Jean-Pierre Dick et Luc TalbourdetTrained as a veterinary surgeon and with a degree from the HEC MBA, Jean-Pierre Dick first exercised responsibilities in large firms.

Since 2002, “JP” has fully devoted his life to being a professional skipper. Talented and an atypical skipper, “Dick the methodical” has an eloquent record of achievements since he came into the world of offshore racing : double winner of the Barcelona World Race in 2008 (with Damian Fowall) and 2011 with Loïck Peyron (double-handed round-the-world) and double winner of the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2003 with Nicolas Abiven (now technical manager of the Absolute Dreamer team) and in 2005 with Loïck Peyron. The latter called him the “Gentleman Sailor”.

JP Dick elected "Yachtman of the year" in 2011, and win seamanship award form NYYC in 2014.

The JP 54 is descended from this line.

Innovation serving high performance

Absolute Dreamer has given birth to several racing yachts:

  • 2002 : Birth of the Paprec-Virbac Sailing Team created by Jean-Pierre Dick
  • 2003 : Construction of Virbac 1 in New Zealand
  • 2005 - 2007 : Paprec-Virbac 2 for the Barcelona World Race
  • 2006 - 2007 : Gitana Eighty for Loïck Peyron
  • 2009 - 2010 : Paprec Virbac 3, the new IMOCA 60
  • 2009 - 2010 : JP 54, a fast cruising yacht
  • 2010 - 2011 : Virbac-Paprec III winner Barcelona Race and Jacques Vabre transat
  • 2011 : JP Dick yathman of the year
  • 2014 : MOD 70 Virbac-Paprec
  • 2015 : StMichel-Virbac winner of Jacques Vabre 2017
  • 2016 : Easy to fly 26 foiling catamaran

“As a company director and as an offshore sailor, I have the desire to share my passion and experience with non professional sailors. My idea is to make them take part of a crewed race with the JP54. This allow to transmit, perform and make their dreams possible.”

Jean-Pierre Dick