Founded in 1973 by Eric Tabarly and Gerard Petipas, the Pen Duick name is steeped in history. Originally created to manage Tabarly's famous yachts of the same name, in 1985, with the arrival of Pierre Bojic, the company took a new direction, devoting itself to the creation and organisation of offshore races.
In 2004, the Télégramme Group, a major French media, sports and entertainment group, acquired Pen Duick and with it, an events portfolio that included the Route du Rhum and the Solitaire du Figaro.
As part of their diversification strategy, in 2014, the Télégramme Group acquired a majority share in OC Sport, resulting in the merger of OC Sport and Pen Duick. From this moment, a new key player in professional sailing was born, OC Sport Pen Duick. Today, the company has the largest portfolio of sailing events in the world.