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Around an exceptional field, The Transat, the oldest single-handed transatlantic race will link Brest to Charleston (South Carolina) under the banner of the CIC, title partner, and OC Sport Pen Duick, the organizer of the test.

On Sunday May 10, 2020, at 3 p.m., the competitors in The Transat CIC will set off from Brest solo to take on the Atlantic and the 3,500 miles of a course renowned for being one of the most demanding. Open to Ultims, Imocas, Multi50s and Class40s, the race will see the biggest names in ocean sailing compete alongside enlightened amateurs, in the wake of Francis Chichester, Éric Tabarly, Alain Colas, Yvon Fauconnier, Loïck Peyron, Francis Joyon, Michel Desjoyeaux and François Gabart.

“Participating in such a legendary race, contributing to its promotion and success are naturally in keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit of the CIC,” comments Nicolas Théry, president of the CIC. Today, sailing brings people together and touches as many people as possible. Thanks to digital and new technological means, everyone will be able to experience the competition as they wish, alongside the greatest sailors of the moment. »

“We welcome this partnership which unites the oldest French deposit bank with the oldest single-handed transatlantic race. By giving its name to this legendary event, at the moment when it leaves France for the first time, the CIC, a bank of territories serving the local economy, confirms its interest in sport and for the whole of the nautical sector,” declared Daniel Baal, general director of the CIC.

Hervé Favre, general director of OC Sport Pen Duick, declared: “We are proud and happy to welcome the CIC as title partner of this legendary event. Without sponsors involved, ocean racing and the best sailors would not be able to offer us such spectacles. »


About the CIC

A leading bank in France and internationally, the bank of one in three companies in France, CIC provides its clients with a French network of nearly 2,000 agencies and 20,000 employees and international relays in 34 country. Strongly involved in the sporting world, the CIC supports numerous regional sporting events or associations. CIC was voted best bank at the 2019 Kantar Bearing Point Customer Relations Podium.


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