If their track record is known in the world of sailing, the two winning sailors of the Transat Jacques Vabre speak less about their personal lives. We got their loved ones talking.
Le Cléac’h is an absolute fan of golf and Josse is “crazy” about sea activities
Armel Le Cléac’h is a sailor who discovered a burning pion for golf a few years ago, a time-consuming activity that he shares in particular with his very talented son. “I even wonder if he wasn’t first a golfer before becoming a sailor.», jokes Aurélie Le Cléac’h. Her husband was also an ambador for the 2018 Ryder Cup organized in France. Sébastien Josse is a “crazy about all the activities that are related to the sea», confides Pierre Emmanuel Hérissé, technical director of the Banque Populaire team who has known the skipper for 25 years. “He is very good at board sports, particularly windsurfing, and also does diving and spearfishing. Armel has it by the way already requested for all these activities.»
They each have their nickname, “the Jackal” and “Jojo”
We do not know exactly the origin of Armel Le Cléach’s nickname, “the jackal”, but the native of Saint-Paul de Léon has adapted well to this little name which refers to a mammal which devours its prey without don’t let go…