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François Gabart and MACIF Part Ways

Francois Gabart portrait

‘Golden Boy’ François Gabart should have no problem finding a new partner to support him in his sailing efforts. Arguably the best solo sailor of his generation, if not all time, Gabart has a squeaky-clean image, boyish good looks and undeniable talent.

One of the most prolific sponsorships in all of sailing has come to an abrupt end. French insurance company MACIF has decided to withdraw from racing maxi-trimarans, while simultaneously cutting loose their legendary young skipper François Gabart. Since teaming up 10 years ago, Gabart and MACIF have gone on to celebrate several incredible results, which culminated in winning the Vendée Globe in 2013 and setting a record for the fastest solo circumnavigation in 2017. Nearly everything that Gabart and MACIF touched turned to gold — earning Gabart the nickname ‘Golden Boy’ — before the relationship came to a very sudden, and shocking, end last week…

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