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Our ambassador

"When I came to Liryc in September 2019, I was extremely impressed by the passion, dedication and constant challenge of the researchers to revolutionize the treatment of heart rhythm diseases, which affect millions of people around the world. I join the adventure of these people who are fighting to bring solutions. You can also support the Liryc Institute". Jean Galfione

Jean Galfione & Liryc

Invited to the Liryc Institute to share his experience as a top-level athlete during a public conference on the theme of sport and sudden cardiac death on the occasion of the last World Heart Day, Jean Galfione was challenged by the major consequences of heart rhythm diseases. Convinced by the need to find solutions quickly and seduced by the determination of the Institute's researchers in the fight against these diseases, it was only natural that he decided to get involved in this fight alongside the men and women of Liryc.

The sailor will engage his visibility, as well as that of his sponsor Serenis Consulting within the framework of their sailing projects, to carry the cause loud and clear.

Sharing common values of perseverance and passion at work, the Institut Liryc is happy to count on Jean Galfione as its first ambassador.

About Jean Galfione

Jean Galfione is a French athlete, specialist in pole vaulting who is now dedicated to sailing.  

In 1996, in Atlanta, he became Olympic pole-vaulting champion by clearing a bar at 5.92 m, a new Olympic record. He was the first French to cross the six-meter bar on March 6, 1999 on the occasion of his victory at the World Indoor Championships in Maebashi. He holds the French outdoor record from 1993 to 2009.

Since 2005, Jean Galfione has devoted himself to sailing. He is now the skipper of the Serenis Consulting Team and participated in the Route du Rhum in 2014 and 2018. The new Class40 Serenis Consulting will be delivered in spring 2021, in anticipation of Jean Galfione's participation in the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2021 and the Route du Rhum in 2022.

News Jean Galfione

On Monday, November 29, Jean Galfione crossed the finish line of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre in tenth position in the Class40 category, with his boat in the Liryc colors. The duo Jean Galfione - Eric Péron will have taken 22 days 5 hours 15 minutes and 20 seconds to cover the 4 600 theoretical miles from Le Havre.

After a complicated beginning of the race, Jean Galfione and Eric Péron managed to get back on track and started an incredible "remontada". An example of resilience for the Liryc teams who have been following their sponsor's course with attention.

This 10th place is the reward for their commitment, but it is also and above all very promising for the future, as it allowed the skipper of Serenis Consulting to measure the tremendous potential of his new boat before the Route du Rhum 2022, his next big goal! A new opportunity for Jean Galfione to raise awareness for the cause of heart rhythm diseases by wearing the Liryc spinnaker!

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