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It is pitching towards the Vendée Globe 2024: a new boat for Beyou, a landing for Simon ...


In two days, announcements followed one another, happy for one sailor, less cheerful for the other.

Things are rocking at the start of the month on the road to the Vendée Globe 2024. While the previous edition is still fresh in everyone's memory, the major maneuvers have started for the next one.

With, in view of the success of the 2020-2021 round-the-world trip concluded by an incredible suspense, many sailors candidates for the legendary adventure.

In two days, two skippers having experienced a last complicated Vendée Globe, have announced very different destinies.

This Tuesday, Jérémie Beyou, 13th last February, confirmed the construction of a new Imoca monohull designed by Sam Manuard and wearing until 2026 the colors of his now loyal sponsor Charal.

Change of tone this Wednesday with the announcement of the upcoming end of the partnership between the companies Arkéa and Paprec and their sailor Sébastien Simon.       

[CHARAL 2 ⛵]

It's official, @Charal and Jérémie Beyou continue the adventure until 2026!

With a new @ImocaGS, designed by Sam Manuard.

Stay tuned, we'll tell you more soon # VivonsFort # CharalSailingTeam # / cJNCD1r2vJ

- Jérémie Beyou - Charal Sailing Team (@JeremieBeyou) May 5, 2021

Forced to give up off Brazil during the round-the-world trip, the Vendéen nevertheless relaunches his boat on Wednesday.

And to try to bounce back during the next big race, the Jacques Vabre double-handed transatlantic race scheduled for next November, he has chosen Yann Eliès as co-skipper.

But this race will be the last for Sébastien Simon under the colors of Arkéa and Paprec who have announced "to strengthen their commitment to sailing with the launch of an offshore racing structure from 2022 which will have the vocation of carrying a new competitive project and responsible for the Vendée Globe 2024 ”.

All this with possibly a new boat but above all a skipper who will therefore not be Sébastien Simon for lack of "a shared vision on this central development"….

"The 2020 edition made me want to go back there"

Yann Eliès

There is no doubt that given the length of the list of candidates who have announced their desire to compete in the next round the world, so in particular Yann Eliès and the young Martin Le Pape who will line up together for the next double-handed transatlantic race in Figaro Bénéteau 3 taking off this Sunday from Concarneau, the companies Arkéa and Paprec will collapse under CVs in the coming weeks.

"The 2020 edition made me want to go back there," Eliès told Le Figaro.

I'm optimistic.

And I can say that I will be on the Route du rhum in 2022… ”

Read also

  • After her disappointment in 2020, Beyou will set out to conquer the Vendée Globe 2024 with a new Charal boat

Source: lefigaro

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