27 February 2024

In honor of World NGO Day, I wanted to share with you my pride in being an ambassador for Play International, an NGO specializing in educating young people in vulnerable situations through sport. The organization works in particular on issues such as access maintenance of sport at school, equalitý girls-boys, health prevention, environmental education, living […]

Second trail of the year!

After the Paris half-marathon and the Angkor trail, this weekend I put on a 3rd bib for the trail du glanum in the Alpilles. A short 10km but with 350 m of ascent, which was new for me. I was a bit worried about that, but in the end I really enjoyed the variations in […]

Meet the team : Claire Montécot

26 February 2024

How can I introduce Claire to you? For more than two years, she has masterfully managed logistics, administration, events and relations with the partners of the project Fortinet – Best Western.She is a veritable Swiss knife, able to juggle every facet of the project. She masters all her subjects to perfection, and always with a […]


21 February 2024

Yesterday, a number of local hoteliers came to Lorient to visit the IMOCA Fortinet – Best Western shipyard. A super enriching meeting organized by my partner Best Western! Some were discovering the world of ocean racing, while others were impressed to see the boat out of the water and to observe all the preparation required […]

Vendée Globe press conference

8 February 2024

On Tuesday January 6, the press conference on the Vendée Globe‘s environmental commitments was held at UNESCO headquarters. The organization presented its measures to reduce the impact of the event by reducing the carbon footprint of the starting village, visitors and teams. It also announced the creation of the Vendée Globe Foundation, a fund designed […]


7 February 2024

Three years ago today, on February 6, 2021, I crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe 2020. After 90 days, 2 hours and 46 minutes at sea, and a lot of troubles, I complete my second round-the-world race. The emotions you feel at that moment are indescribable. Right up to the last moment, you […]

International Women’s Sports Day

2 February 2024

January 24 was International Women’s Sports Day. I’m lucky enough to belong to one of the rare sports where women and men race in the same category, on equal terms. It’s a rare mix that makes our sport so beautiful. My interest for offshore racing began with a love affair, not with the sea, but […]

Follow Adrien, our boat captain, on a guided tour of the boatyard

For the IMOCA Fortinet – Best Western, the start of the new year always means a refit. Since last December, she has been kept warm in her shed in Lorient. The watchword for this winter refit is reliability. With two transatlantic races and a circumnavigation, the 2024 season is going to be intense and testing […]

My first trail run in Cambodia

30 January 2024

I didn’t know Southeast Asia very well. I lived in Jakarta for 2 years, but that was a long time ago, I was 6 years old…Thank you, Laurie, for introducing me to the country of your ancestors. To the temples of Angkor. The day spent with the children of Ptea Clara and the night under […]