After displaying the colours of MACIF for four years in the Figaro circuit, Charlie Dalin, French offshore racing champion in 2016 and French vice-champion in 2017, has just been entrusted with the helm of a new generation IMOCA by APIVIA Mutuelle, a subsidiary of the MACIF Group.
A new boat will be built in 2019 in order to allow one of the rising stars of the new generation to aim for victory. This is once again proof of the continuing attraction of the Vendée Globe, as we already know that four new boats will be there on the start line in 2020 (Hugo Boss, Arkema – Paprec, Charal and Apivia Mutuelle). For Charlie Dalin, this is the culmination of what he has been aiming for. Originally from Le Havre, Charlie took his first steps in the Mini-Transat before succeeding in the Figaro circuit. The Vendée Globe was clearly one of his priorities. He will be getting a boat that matches his ambitions. The support of the subsidiary of the MACIF group should, also enable Charlie Dalin to benefit from the experience and know-how of François Gabart and his team.