Last February, Clarisse Crémer caused a huge uproar when she was dropped by her former sponsor. We thought her career was over after giving birth to little Mathilda, but more is needed to upset the woman who finished 12th in the best female performance in Vendée Globe history three years ago.
33 years old and now a mother That’s why Clarisse Cremer found a sponsor but above all a boat bought by Britain’s Alex Thomson, this Imoca monohull with which Charlie Dalin won the 2019 edition and finished second in the 2021 Vendée Globe and second in the 2022 Route du Rhum.
“ It’s really nice to be back competing I’ve only been sailing on this monohull for a few months. Therefore, it will be difficult to be at the head of Jacques Vabre’s fleet, but the main thing for me is to qualify for the Vendée Globe 2024 in the return qualifying race between Martinique and Lorient.
But before that, Clarisse Crémer will kick off this 16th edition She performed a duet with Englishman Alan Roberts. Her 11-month-old daughter will be looked after by the sister of Breton captain Tanguy le Turquais, companion of Transat Jacques Vabre’s starter Clarisse Crémer. “We are leaving feeling confident and Mathilda will have to get used to it because next year we will both be going to the Vendée Globe.”