Aged 33, Laure Lipinski is a very dynamic young woman. She is an Air France pilot, mother of a one-and-a-half year-old boy, and a long-standing sportswoman (horse riding, gliding, gymnastics, climbing, underwater hockey). Sailing is not a childhood passion for Laure, who grew up in the Paris region. "I tried it occasionally: a few Optimist courses, experiences in cruisers and dinghies. Yet my family loves the sea and sailing, I have always been immersed in this world," she says. Ian, Laure's older brother, is well known in the world of ocean racing. Twice winner of the Mini Transat (in 2015 and 2017), he is currently preparing an ambitious new project with a latest generation Class 40.
It’s fair to say, then, that when Laure settled in Montpellier at the age of 25, she was interested in sailing but not yet totally hooked. "Then I wanted to enjoy the sea more. I thought of buying a small dinghy, but I faced the storage issue because I live in a small house in the city centre," she explains. The trigger came in 2015 when Laure heard about Reverso. "This platform perfectly met my requirements. It is innovative, family-friendly, easy to set-up and use.” For her 30th birthday, her friends had a whip round which enabled her to purchase the second Reverso off the production line.
"It's pure pleasure. The boat gets going instantly
and rushes onto the plane. As a near novice, I'm
still getting a serious adrenaline rush!"
She had a treat in store. "It's pure pleasure. The boat gets going instantly and rushes onto the plane. As a near novice, I'm still getting a serious adrenaline rush!" enthuses Laure. "I feel safe in this very steady boat, which is almost impossible to capsize. It is accessible to all and you can have beginners on board. This summer, I think that my little one might even have his first Reverso outing!”
Laure's choice was a very stylish Reverso Air - Karma red edition