THE VENDEE GLOBE IS A CHALLENGE AND SEBASTIEN DESTREMAU WILL EMBODY YOUR “MERCI”
New boat, new Vendée Globe, new challenge: Sébastien Destremau confirms his participation at the Vendée Globe aboard a boat that hosts a message of gratitude to the planet.
After having crossed the oceans and tackled multiple adventures single-handed on FaceOcean, Sebastien Destremau will be setting sail aboard his new boat, brandishing the word “MERCI” like a flag on his mainsail.
“For the next Vendée Globe, my boat is called “MERCI” (thank you) and carries the notion of gratitude in order to strengthen the bonds between men around the world. It supports this intimate, professional or planetary message, from thank you mother to thank you earth. I want to give spirit and heart to this non-stop, solo and unassisted adventure.” Says Sebastien Destremau.
Upon his arrival in the Sables d’Olonne, on March 11th, 2017, after 124 solitary days, Sebastien end his speech with an emotional “MERCI”, addressed to the thousands of people who welcomed him and enthusiasts who followed and supported him during the race. “I have never forgotten that moment, and I decided to participate to the Vendée Globe 2020 by saying merci.” He adds.
Sebastien shares a passion for Xploration and lives in a close harmony with water and is guided by his courage and ambition. For Sebastien, life is a succession of challenges and opportunities. He seeks to overcome Xtreme obstacles and pursues his wildest dreams.
On June 8th, 2020, for World Ocean’s Day, Sebastien recalls his ecological engagement. “The sine qua non condition for my Vendée Globe participation is my project to be carbon neutral.“
And the skipper to conclude…
“What if we started by saying merci to the planet?”.