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Mar 16 2012

Marinepool will sail alongside Thomas Normand onboard ''Financière de l´Echiquier'' for the 2012 Figaro season

March 2012

After a strong experience acquired on mini 6.50 competitions and a noteworthy second position at the last single-handed transatlantic race - the Mini Transat 6.50 - from La Rochelle to Salvador de Bahia, Thomas Normand made his debut on the Figaro circuit this year. Onboard ''Financière de l´Echiquier'', he will be at the starting line of every Figaro competitions and is already considered as favorite among seven other “Bizuths”, the so-called sailors who will race the famous Solitaire du Figaro for the first time next June.

The Marinepool Team is delighted to get onboard with Thomas Normand and support him in gaining more offshore experience in a new boat class. As official supplier, Marinepool will provide Thomas with technical clothing, specially designed for offshore racing, and sportwear clothing for him and his team. The quality and the high level of technicality of its products have led Marinepool to support international sailing teams as well as young talented sailors like Thomas.

Thomas Normand, skipper of ''Financière de l´Echiquier'':

"I am very happy to join the prestigious team of sailors dressed by Marinepool. The performance in the demanding environnement of offshore sailing is directly related to the clothing equipment. Marinepool has developed a range of high technical products, adapted to hard sailing conditions. With innovated products, the skipper is ensured to sail in the best conditions avoiding humidity and low temperatures: a guarantee of performance onboard!”

© Absolute Dreamer / Financière de l´Echiquier

© Absolute Dreamer / Financière de l´Echiquier

© Absolute Dreamer / Financière de l´Echiquier

© C.Breschi / Financière de l´Echiquier