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Clarisse Crémer © Olivier Blanchet / Alea
Vendée Globe

Sailing sponsor sacks young mother

Clarisse Crémer has lost her sponsorship contract for the Vendée Globe 2024. She could not perform safely as a young mother, says Banque Populaire.

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Clarisse Crémer
Clarisse Crémer crossing the finish line at the Banque Populaire X © Adrien Francois / Alea #VG2020
Clarisse CremerClarisse beim Training mit ihrer kleinen Tochter © privatAt the end of last week, Clarisse Crémer learned that the sponsor has decided to replace her. She will not be at the start of the Vendée Globe 2024 despite her best efforts. „I’m left high and dry!“ the successful skipper writes indignantly.

Falling behind the competitors

Clarisse Cremer
Clarisse Crémer fights not only against wind and waves © Adrien Francois / Alea #VG2020

Who with a child may go sailing?

Boris Herrmann
Boris Herrmann with his wife and daughter after crossing the finish line in 2020 © Martin Keruzoré / Team Malizia
Not everyone had shown understanding for the fact that she, like her husband, also started the race. The idea of which parent is allowed to leave the child for the time of a circumnavigation of the world is still outdated, even in sailing.

The organisers need to put their foot down

Clarisse Cremer
The avid sailor wants a fair race © Clarisse Cremer / Banque Populaire

Star seeks trustworthy partner

Clarisse Cremer
On the water, men and women are equal, says Clarisse Crémer © Clarisse Crémer / Banque Populaire X

No difference on the water

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