GUYOT environnement – Team Europe adds another strong woman to its team. Anne-Claire Le Berre was already on board for the transfer of the yacht from Barcelona to Alicante, and now it is certain that the 40-year-old Frenchwoman will join the crew squad. She is also immediately available for the second leg, when Annie Lush will have a break before the mammoth Southern Ocean leg and Támara Echegoyen has other commitments in her Olympic campaign.
“I am very happy to get the chance to join GUYOT environnement – Team Europe. I had approached Benjamin Dutreux for the Azimut regatta to see if there was still a need for a woman on the team,” reports the mother of two boys, who lives in the French Imoca stronghold of Lorient, has been sailing since the age of seven and switched to yachting ten years ago after Olympic ambitions in the 470 (2000-2004), the Yngling (2008) and match racing (2012).
She also knows her way around the high-performance Imoca class racers. In 2014, she joined the yacht designers at Finot-Conq, working for Initiatives Coeur’s Imoca campaigns – most recently as project manager for Sam Davies. She has already completed two transatlantic crossings with Imocas, and also sailed to third place in the 2021 Mini Transat. “I’m looking forward to team sailing Imoca and the South Atlantic – it’s going to be a new experience for me. On the transfer to Alicante, I was already able to get to know the yacht.“
After the second leg, Anne-Claire Le Berre is also available as a spare for legs three and five.