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Alex Thomson buys Banque Populaire IMOCA

Thomson has bought the IMOCA 60 Banque Populaire, following the team’s withdrawal from the next Vendée Globe 2024 due to the controversy over dropping  skipper Clarisse Crémer.


The boat has been without a skipper since Banque Populaire  parted ways with Clarisse Cremer in February.

Clarisse Cremer,  finished 12th in the last edition, claimed she has been effectively banned from entering the race because she had became a mother.



Banque Populaire  said on Twitter  that the sale had been agreed “as part of a project that would allow a future skipper to participate in the Vendee Globe aboard this boat”.

Alex Thomson came second in the 2016/2017 race said in 2021 that he would not compete in the 2024 race, preferring to manage his team.





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