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Sep 09 2013

Marinepool renews its participation in the Trophée Clairefontaine as Official Supplier

Organized by SailingOne and sponsored by the paper manufacturer Clairefontaine, the 24th edition of the Trophée Clairefontaine will once again gather top-level sailors in La Grande Motte, South of France. From 12 to 15 September, eight talented skippers will compete on a totally equal footing, racing on strictly identical catamarans. Coming from different sailing disciplines, they all have taken part in the biggest solo-handed or crew races and each one can pretend to win the title.

The natural nautical stadium of La Grande Motte will host for the 5th time this competition of great champions and will offer to the public the unique opportunity to follow the race closely.


List of the sailors for the 2013 edition:

Michel Desjoyeaux, quadruple winner of the Trophée Clairefontaine, winner of the MOD70 European Tour and double winner of the Vendée Globe 2000 and 2008

François Gabart, winner of the Vendée Globe 2012

Nicolas Charbonnier, winner of the Trophée Clairefontaine 2011 and 2012, 470 bronze medallist in Bejing.

Armel Le Cléac´h, double winner of the Solitaire du Figaro 2003 and 2010, double winner of the AG2R, second of the Vendée Globe 2008 and 2012.

Erwan Tabarly, winner of the Transat Bretagne Martinique

Bertrand Pacé, third of the Trophée Clairefontaine 2012, America´s Cup expert with 5 participations, winner of the Tour de France à la Voile 2011.

Fred Le Peutrec, second of the Trophée Clairefontaine 2012. Helmsman on trimarans  Groupama 3 and Banque Populaire V.

Yann Eliès, double winner of the Solitaire du Figaro in 2012 and 2013.


Marinepool is proud to team up once again with SailingOne for this top-level competition as Official Supplier of the Trophée Clairefontaine.

© Jean-Marie Liot / SailingOne

© Jean-Marie Liot / SailingOne

© Jean-Marie Liot / SailingOne