- F • 21/10/1997 • 24 years old
After a successful background in dinghy sailing, which included a French champion title in the Laser Radial in 2017, whilst studying a special course in Lorient for athletically-gifted pupils, Chloé Le Bars is now driven by her desire for the open ocean. “My first test was last year during the Bretagne – CMB Océane Trials. Offshore racing is really what gets my heart pumping today and I view the Mini Transat as the perfect springboard for a career in this domain”, explains the sailor from the Morbihan in south-west Brittany, who’s more into solo rather than crewed sailing.
“I love making my own decisions and following through on them”, notes the skipper of the Pogo 3 in the colours of the MJ pour l’Enfance association, which is behind a series of humanitarian programmes, the bulk of which are based in Africa (Benin, the Ivory Coast and Togo…). “I know that I’ll have an incredible adventure and that I’m going to have to push myself further than I ever have before. It’s a massive personal challenge and doubtless the most impressive and toughest challenge of my entire life”, stresses the young physiotherapist.
Her aims? “I hope to make it to the other side with my head brimming with unique memories and to finish in the Top 20, which would be pretty special for what is essentially only a year-old campaign.”
- Boat Number: 1007
- Boat Race Name: Association MJ pour l'enfance
- Category: Serie
- Building year: 2020
- Ecole de Brécy, 18220 Brécy
- Ecole Christophe Proto, 97118 Saint-François
- Modèle : Pogo 3