In 2013, VALOREM became sponsor of skipper Lalou Roucayrol and his Lalou Multi 50 crew.
Lalou sails his own boat and shares common cause in embracing technical challenges while exposed to the full force of nature.
After experiencing difficulties during the 2013 Jacques Vabre race, he repaired his multi-hull boat and went on to finish second in the Route du Rhum transatlantic single-handed yacht race. That was his third successful finish, making him the only skipper in its history to win a place on the podium each time he has taken part: he was placed 3rd in 2002, 2nd in 2010 and 2nd in 2014.
In 2015, Lalou and his crew member César Dohy finished third, earning a place on the podium.
With his multi-hull boat dialed-in perfectly this year, Lalou is hoping to finish on top of the podium as often as possible.
Following a second place finish in the Bakerly Transat, the oldest transatlantic race between Plymouth and New York, he gained the top step by winning the Quebec/Saint-Malo in July 2016.
For more information: www.laloumulti.fr