Clément GIRAUD


Clément GIRAUD

39 years old

Toulon (83)

What if Clément Giraud was the missing link between adventurer and competitor ? The navigator from the Var has several assets to put forth among the contenders for the next Vendée Globe. Firstly, his background : after growing up in the Caribbean, he made a point of drifting on all the seas of the world. He was able to discover the Pacific islands with his family. He followed explorer Sébastien Roubinet in his preparatory expedition for the North-West passage by sailboat on a small catamaran designed to cross ice packs. Nonetheless, Clément Giraud doesn’t scorn competition : perfect first crewman aboard Class America TP52, these sophisticated yachts mostly chartered by wealthy entrepreneurs, he can go, without any complex,  from the deck of a Mini to the deck of an ORMA trimaran or of a monohull on the Volvo Ocean Race.


Although he claims entering the Vendée Globe without real objectives in terms of result, his performances speak for him. He participated in the Bermudes 1000 Race, first race of the Globe Series and finished second non-foiler boat while beating many foilers. However his project is elsewhere : to set an example and encourage the South Region of France to become a pool for new vocations in the long term.


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