Guests are Vendéen Benjamin Dutreux and New Zealander Conrad Coleman At the next Café de la Marine du TélégrammeThursday, April 21, at the Cité de la voile Eric-Tabarly, in Lorient.
Unveiling the latest Vendée Globe (ninth place at the helm of an ancient generation of Imoca), the captain of the Vendée embarks on a new adventure in Imoca. Backed by Brest-based Guyot Environnement, a major circular economy player involved in the sailing world since 2013, Imoca has purchased 11th Hour Racing. At the helm of this high-performance 60-foot display (the second in the 2017 Vendée Globe is in the hands of Alex Thomson), he intends to take a sporting step forward while continuing to be an ambassador for the Water Family Association.
The first Vendée Globe without fossil fuels
In 2017, Konrad Coleman proved his perseverance by becoming the first sailor to complete the Vendée Globe without fossil fuels. The New Zealander, from Lorient adopted, had promised himself to return to this solo round-the-world trip but missed the boat in 2020. He intends to be at the start of the 2024 edition and, with that in mind, is coming to buy the 60th part of Maxime Sorel (10th in last Vendée).
His first challenge is to convince partners to compete in Rhum’s next path and support him in this Vendée Globe venture. With three World Tours already in its wake, the Crazy Kiwi, who took to the sea this weekend to qualify for the Bermuda Guaidar 1000 (departure from Brest on May 8), has no shortage of arguments. Come listen to these two active mariners who share environmental values.
Registration for Café de la Marine this Thursday, 7pm, at the Cité de la voile in Lorient. Open to the public without health restrictions. This café will be broadcast on Tébéo, Tébésud, TVR la Chaîne and TV Vendée channels.
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