Clarisse Crémer would have found a sponsor for the Vendée Globe 2024 – Crémer case: a sailor disembarked after maternity leave
Released by her sponsor Banque Populaire in February, supported by the Minister of Youth and Sports in the process, Clarisse Crémer, 33, has not been idle lately: she would be on the way to succeeding in putting together a solid project in only a few weeks.
Helped by those close to her, her brother in particular, the sailor first tried to buy back the boat that was originally intended for her, Charlie Dalin’s ex-Apivia that Team Banque Populaire had recovered after the last Route du Rhum. An excellent and highly coveted foiler.
A sponsor who knows the Imoca…
Finally, Alex Thomson, the first to put the check for 4.8 million euros on the table, won the bet and bought the boat from Banque Populaire, the latter having finally decided to give up the Vendée Globe 2024.
The Welshman, who has participated in the Vendée Globe five times, is working with a Canadian skipper with a view to the Vendée Globe 2028 but Thomson has given up participating in the 10th edition in 2024: it is therefore very likely that he will rent this Verdier design from 2019 to Clarisse Cremer. So that’s the question of the boat settled.
It remains to find the budget and therefore the partner. According to our information, this partner could be L’Occitane en Provence.
, sponsor already present in Imoca during the last Vendée Globe with Armel Tripon. Just after the finish, the round-nosed Manuard design built at the Black Pepper Yachts yard in Nantes had also been sold to Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée).
In a nod to history, Armel Tripon finished 11th in the last Vendée Globe just ahead of… Clarisse Crémer. If L’Occitane embarks on this new project, the sailor based in Locmiquélic (56) will still have to go through the mile qualification system to be on the starting line of the Vendée Globe 2024. These famous miles that she misses so much. Unless the Vendée organizers decide to give him the only invitation to this 10th edition. Alain Leboeuf, president of the Vendée Globe 2024, was very clear on this subject at the beginning of the week: “I repeat that the Vendée Globe has planned everything so that Clarisse can start in November 2024”.
Crémer case: a sailor disembarked after maternity leaveCrémer case: a sailor disembarked after maternity leave
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