Pipo Lenoir, who used to be an airline pilot, is a cooking enthusiast and an outstanding sailor. He has published and edited Carnet de voyage aux Iles St Brandon (2007), Aventures en Cuisine (2011) et 75 Ans du Grand-Baie Yacht Club (2016) at Éditions du Corsaire. Pipo Lenoir also has a vast collection of ancient maps, from which sprang the idea of A Journey through old maps with the combined effort of Pascal Soufflet. A Journey through old maps was published at Éditions Vizavi in 2017.