The Arkéa and Paprec groups are joining skipper Sébastien Simon on the Imoca circuit, with a focus on participation in the Vendée Globe in 2020. Sébastien Simon will have the great privilege of being able to draw on the experience and recognised know-how of Vincent Riou, appointed technical director, who won the 20004-2005 edition of the prestigious solo event.
Jean-Pierre Denis, President of the Arkéa Group, and Laurent Marti, President of the Union Bordeaux Bègles rugby club, signed a 5-year partnership on 7 June. Arkéa will appear on the jersey of the Gironde team that plays in the Top 14. "The partnership with the UBB is a great opportunity for the Arkéa Group, which wishes to strengthen its presence in Nouvelle Aquitaine, a region in which it has already been well established for a long time among individuals, companies and regional development players," said Jean-Pierre Denis. (...).