19 April 2023 - 16:47 • 362 views



Almost a month ago, Alex Thomson made official the purchase of the IMOCA former APIVIA from Banque Populaire. Today at 5pm, Clarisse Crémer announced that she has become the skipper of this boat, with L'Occitane en Provence as sponsor. 

The sailor can count on the support of the Welshman, who is helping her to build her team to prepare for the next Vendée Globe. 

She will have to take part in Retour à la Base race at the end of 2023 to begin her qualification process.

Alain Leboeuf, President of the Vendée Globe: « I am delighted to welcome this news. I congratulate L'Occitane en Provence and I salute Alex Thomson and his team. Clarisse Crémer has shown her determination to be at the start of the next edition of the Vendée Globe, she has everything she needs to qualify on her own, as I have always said! »