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    Public conference “Two Genevans taking on the Vendée Globe” | City of Geneva

    Support elite sport and strengthen links with amateur sportto encourage vocations among children by working alongside champions, this is the objective initiated by Marie Barbey-Chpuis, Administrative Advisor in charge of the Sports Department of the City of Geneva.

    As part of this mission, a partnership with two Geneva athletes, in this case navigator Justine Mettraux and navigator Alan Rourawas concluded with the City of Geneva.

    This collaboration allowed children in particular to have the chance to share a course, in summer 2023with Justine Mettraux and Alan Roura during their sailing courses organized by the Sports Department in collaboration with the Société Nautique de Genève.

    Sharing experiences

    A special moment during which the navigator and navigator were able to exchange and share their experiences with these future sailors. “These exchanges between young people and elites were enriching,” underlines administrative advisor Marie Barbey-Chpuis who attended these courses. “It is essential that these great athletes pass on their experience and their passion to younger generations because children need role models to build themselves and pursue their dreams.”

    Over a period of four years (2021-2024), the City of Geneva financially supports and supports these Geneva athletes during their training and competitions, with the ultimate objective of a great performance in a very major competition: the Vendée Globe which will take place in November 2024.

    The Vendée Globe

    For the sailor, Justine Mettraux, and the navigator, Alan Roura, the die is now cast, their participation in the 2024 Vendée Globe having been accepted by the organizers of this legendary round-the-world race, which is to this day the largest sailing race around the world, solo, non-stop and without assistance.

    The nine editions of what the general public today calls the Everest of the seas, have enabled 200 competitors to take the start of this extraordinary race. It’s an extremely difficult global event where loners are confronted with the freezing cold, the huge waves and the heavy skies that sweep across the deep south! It is above all a journey to the end of the sea and to the depths of oneself.

    The portraits of the two skippers are available on the page Public conference on the Vendée Globe 2024

    Public and free conference

    In order to allow the Geneva population to meet these two extraordinary athletes, to discover their daily lives and the preparations for this regatta, to share their passion and to discuss various themes, the Sports Department of the City of Geneva is organizing a conference public entitled “Two Genevans attack the Vendée Globe”.

    This public conference is hosted by Odessa Blanc, journalist at RTS Sport, with an introductory speech by Marie Barbey-Chpuis, Administrative Advisor in charge of the Department of Safety and Sports, and the exceptional participation of the Geneva sailor Justine Mettraux and the navigator Genevan Alan Roura.

    The conference takes place on Thursday March 21, 2024 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
    At Geneva Museum of Ethnography

    Registration is free but requiredwith a deadline until March 7, 2023.

    An aperitif will be served after the conference in order to chat during this friendly moment.

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