Clarisse had rather prepared herself to go round the world on a plane, with business as the main motivation. With a degree in business from an American university and HEC Paris, the Parisian had her way clearly traced. But behind the walls of the renowned business school, the President of HEC’s sailing club was already getting restless, already imagining herself tacking on the ocean.
Clarisse discovered sailing during her holidays, between Bretagne and the Channel Islands, between regattas and her first adventurous crossings. Then Clarisse on the Atlantic “was born. A model of marketing pertinence which enabled her to tell her story, a young woman taking on the Mini-Transat 2017, an example of personal challenge. On the Atlantic, for her first off-shore sailing, the Parisian proved to be as good a yachtswoman as a communicator, finishing second of the series ranking. A miracle ? Not really.
« In the class Mini, there are mostly people who have a job. Me, I was doing freelance work, I was able to train.” She smiles, but she also works. A lot. Some time for her website, kazaden.fr, specialized in custom-made adventurous trips that she launched with her brother as soon as she graduated ; some time for learning regatta with the talentuous trainer Tanguy Leglatin, and her companion, Tanguy le Turquais, which has enabled her to forge her know-how on the water. In 2018, Clarisse continued her apprenticeship on a Figaro, in the Tour Voile to return to regattas. At the same time, the sponsorship team of Banque Populaire was wondering how to continue being present on the water during the construction of Armel Le Cléac’h’s new maxi-trimaran. Banque Populaire’s team director, Ronan Lucas, admitted having been seduced by Clarisse’s profile and by the monohull IMOCA60 SMA, former winner of the Vendée Globe at the hands of François Gabart. So, all of a sudden, Clarisse Crémer has set course for the Vendée Globe 2020. Almost an evidence.