Team Courbon takes part in the Transat Jacques Vabre 2023 sailing race under the colors of The SeaCleaners
7 September 2023
Teamwork, sharing, mutual aid, attachment to nature and a fierce desire to protect it: these shared values are all (good) reasons for The SeaCleaners teams and Team Courbon skippers to join forces!
Transat Jacques Vabre 2023 Sailing Race
The highlight of the partnership is the Transat Jacques Vabre 2023, in which Team Courbon will compete in the Class40 class.
During the legendary double-handed transatlantic race (formerly known as the Route du Café), which starts on October 29 from the port of Le Havre, and during all the preparatory races, the Team will display the association’s colors on the sails of their Class40, and help spread its messages to raise awareness of the need to protect the oceans.
For its part, The SeaCleaners will support and promote the Team’s sporting project, and in particular mobilize its expertise to help the Team improve/limit its consumption of single-use plastic on board during its regattas. A real feat when you consider the amount of “invisible” plastic that hides on a boat in a racing situation. Including on Class 40s, boats dedicated exclusively to competition, and in particular ocean racing, which pride themselves on being “Zero comfort, Zero concessions, and 100% performance“!
In 2022, Yves Courbon took part in the Route du Rhum. For the Transat Jacques Vabre 2023, the Team will be made up of his brother Renaud (2 Transats Jacques Vabre to his credit, in 2019 and 2021) and François Champion (who finished 6th out of 90 competitors in the mini-Transat).
Their goal is ambitious: on their latest-generation Class 40, Team Courbon is aiming for nothing less than the podium!
“We are proud to wear the colors of The SeaCleaners once again. We hope that beyond the beautiful values conveyed by this noble sport, we can also help to convey a positive and forward-looking message. Fortunate to be accompanied by experts in the field, we hope to improve our habits so that, together, we can sail towards a more sustainable future.”
The whole team at The SeaCleaners is proud to support this formidable sporting, ecological and passionate project, which will provide superb visibility for the association… particularly its president Yvan Bourgnon, winner of the 1997 edition and 6th in 2021 (Class Ocean Fifty). We hope this sponsorship will augur well for Team Courbon!