Clarisse CRÉMER

PHOTO : Vincent Curutchet / IMOCA, Vendée Arctique Les Sables d'Olonne
© PHOTO : VINCENT CURUTCHET
Country FR
IMOCA Globe Series-
Points-
Age32 (12/30/89)
Top performance12th of the Vendée Globe 2020-21 and record woman of the race
Joined Imoca on2019
TeamTeam Banque Populaire
BaseLORIENT
PartnersBanque Populaire
CommitmentAssociation Lazare

Profile

Born into a Parisian family, there was nothing for Clarisse Crémer to pursue offshore racing. However, sailing, which has until now been a summer pastime for the young student, became a real passion and Clarisse accumulated the miles thanks to the support of partners.

Born into a Parisian family, there was nothing for Clarisse Crémer to pursue offshore racing. However, sailing, which has until now been a summer pastime for the young student, became a real passion and Clarisse accumulated the miles thanks to the support of partners.  

In 2013, when she founded a start-up and lived in Paris, Clarisse decided in two months to change her life and move to Brittany in order to fulfill her desires and become a sailor. She shares her Mini 6.50 project on her social channels with naturalness and humor but Clarisse also works a lot to progress and it works. For her first participation, she finished 2nd of the Transat 6.50 2017 in the series boats category.

Today, Clarisse Crémer is joining the Banque Populaire Team, which is propelling her into the IMOCA Class and will participate in the 2020 Vendée Globe. What a huge challenge for the young woman who will this year have an excellent teacher in the person of Armel Le Cléac'h, also skipper of Team Banque Populaire an winner of the last Vendée. Together, they compete in the Transat Jacques Vabre aboard Banque Populaire X (the former SMA on board which Paul Meilhat won the last Route du Rhum).

For more than a year, the skipper has been working hard to gain confidence on her 60-foot boat in order to be ready for the start of the Vendée Globe. 

On November 8, 2020, she set off on a round-the-world voyage and this was the beginning of a great and long discovery for the sailor. For 87 days, Clarisse overcame the difficulties and showed her fighting spirit and determination. She finished 12th in her first round-the-world race, the first woman in this edition, and she doesn't intend to stop there. A few weeks after the Vendée Globe, Clarisse and Banque Populaire announce that they are starting a new Vendée Globe campaign together.

Following the round the world race, her 2010 VPLP Verdier design having been integrated into a new team, the sailor will take part in The Ocean Race Europe aboard LinkedOut, but will not take part in any other race of the season. Clarisse, currently expecting a happy event, will sail again in 2023, and this time aboard a foiler, the current APIVIA of Charlie Dalin.

 

 

 

Sailing Highlights

2021: The Ocean Race Eruope - 3rd (LinkedOut)
2020-21:
Vendée Globe - 12th (87d 02h 24m 25s)
2020 :
Défi Azimut - 4th
2020:
Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne - 12th
2019:
Transat Jacques Vabre - 6th
2019:
Défi Azimut - 6th

2019: Rolex Fastnet Race - 3rd
2019:
Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro - 29th
2019: Solo Maître Coq - 29th
2018: Transat AG2R -14th with Tanguy Le Turquai
2017: Championnat de France Espoir Course au Large - 2nd
2017: Transat 6.50 - 2nd (série)
2017: Mini fastnet - Winner
2016: Championnat de France Espoir - 7th

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