03 May 2022

Vendée Arctique - Les Sables d'Olonne

The grand parade 2020 Vendée Globe skippers

To launch the summer season, the festivities will begin on Friday 3rd June 2022 with the Grand Parade of the 2020 Vendée Globe Skippers, to celebrate these men and women of the sea.

This parade will take place on the Remblai in Les Sables d'Olonne. It will begin from Place de Strasbourg from 9.30pm to Casino des Atlantes and will be punctuated by a firework display visible from the Grande Plage.   

A privileged moment of sharing between the public and the skippers who have made them dream of the open sea during this time of pandemic and confinement.  

15 December 2021

In brief

Clarisse Cremer Will Race The 2024 Edition In Banque Populaire Colours Again

It seems like the 2020-2021 edition went so well that the Banque Populaire team have chosen to step up again for the next edition and continue their programme with Clarisse Crémer until 2024. This time she too will have boat new to her, not a new build boat.  She will take over Apivia, with which Charlie Dalin finished the recent Vendée Globe first across the finish line, even if this time he had to hand the overall honours to Yannick Bestaven. For Clarisse Crémer, who finished 12th in the 2020-2021 edition on the 2012-13 race winning Macif (ex SMA, now this is a big step up in performance potential. Developed by Mer Concept, Apivia will stillbe a highly competitive boat in four years time especially as the Banque Populaire team will continue to develop it. Clarisse has just done the delivery back from Martinique on the boat. Meantime Dalin will race the boat until the end of the Route du Rhum 2022. He will then move to a new Apivia once again designed by Guillaume Verdier.

03 February 2021


Clarisse Cremer Finishes 12th in the Vendee Globe

After a prudent, careful passage across a boisterous Bay of Biscay, negotiating one last stormy low pressure, a triumphant Clarisse Cremer crossed the finish line of the ninth Vendée Globe at 15:44:25 hrs UTC to take an excellent 12th place on Banque Populaire X.  

23 July 2020


Meet Clarisse Crémer

Behind the radiant smile there lies a resolute, talented fighter. Clarisse Crémer, the skipper of Banque-Populaire X may be an IMOCA and Vendée Globe bizuth, a rookie, but she is a fast learner and has a great mentor in defending champion Armel Le Cléac’h.

10 July 2020


Match Racing on the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race

After starting off Les Sables d’Olonne on Saturday afternoon Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) turned back southwards at the IOC UNESCO virtual mark, located to the SW of Iceland, at 1141hrs CET this Thursday 9th July, leading the Vendée Arctic -Les Sables d'Olonne Race


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