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Banque Populaire announces new Ultim IMOCA & Figaro projects

Banque Populaire announces new Ultim, IMOCA & Figaro projects

After 30 years backing professional sailing French banking group Banque Populaire reconfirmed its commitment to the sport in spectacular fashion with the announcement of three major new campaigns – all involving long-time skipper Armel Le Cléac’h. As well as committing to building a new Ultim maxi-trimaran for Le Cléac’h to be

Pool time for Armel Le Cléac’h

Pool time for Armel Le Cléac’h

There has been no lounging by the pool for French solo-skipper Armel Le Cléac’h as he takes to the water to help prepare his body for the rigours of sailing his Banque Populaire V Ultim 32/23 trimaran singlehanded in the Route du Rhum transatlantic race.

MACIF Route du Rhum training

MACIF Route du Rhum training

Indulge yourselves with this prolonged piece of delicious Ultim 32/23 video action from François Gabart and the MACIF team as they work the boat up for the forthcoming showdown between the world's fastest maxi trimarans – Sébastien Josse on Gitana Team's Edmond de Rothschild 17, Thomas Coville on Sodebo, Francis

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