This sponsorship in the world of sailing is first and foremost a decisive meeting with a gifted young skipper who is passionate about her sport – Camille Bertel. A young sailor, she has already made a name for herself and participated in the Mini Transat 6.5 starting from Les Sables d’Olonnes, bound for Saint-François in Guadeloupe. Camille spoke to me with enthusiasm about her race, her desire for challenges, her project to sail on a new boat with a view to the start of the Solitaire du Figaro in 2024. At just 25 years old, she already knows exactly where she wants to go and how to put all the chances on her side. If Camille lacks neither ambition nor audacity, she also has her feet firmly planted on the ground and prepares each of her races in great detail, giving importance to each challenge. Perseverance, fighting spirit and surpassing oneself… so many values that the Cap Ingelec group shares with this young sailor. We are very proud to be able to affix the Cap Ingelec logo on the hull of her boat for the next 2 years. We hope to take you on board with us to support Camille’s dreams of victory… and to let you follow her races as if you were there!
Jean-Paul Calès – President and Founder of Cap Ingelec
A SOLID, LONG-TERM PARTNERSHIP
Cap Ingelec is taking a step forward and reinforcing its commitment to competitive sailing.
The engineering company is embarking with Camille Bertel for three years as the official partner of the two flagship races: the double-handed transatlantic race in 2023 and the Solitaire du Figaro in 2024. Cap Ingelec has already supported this young skipper in 2021 on the Mini Transat 6,5 starting from Les Sables d’Olonnes, bound for Saint-François in Guadeloupe. We had followed her in this beautiful adventure and we wish today to continue our collaboration on the long term!
This new sponsorship is a response to our common desire to explore new horizons and to succeed in the challenges we set ourselves. It is much more than a simple sports sponsorship, we wish to write a new page of a long term adventure, made of commitment, passion and loyalty.
Camille Bertel, a woman, a boat and the ocean!
More than a project, it is an adventure whose foundations are already solid!
It is in Brittany, more precisely on the Pink Granite Coast that I discovered sailing in 2006. Always wanting to go faster and push my limits, the competition was obvious to me. I made my first steps in regatta at the 24 Hours of Sailing, in 420. Then I joined the Pôle Espoir in Brest in 2012, with the ultimate ambition of ocean racing. My ultimate ambition? To race on the Imoca circuit and compete in the Vendée Globe.
In 2018, after training in composite materials, I joined the Lalou Multi team. My desire was to get involved in a Mini Transat project on the Arkema Mini 6.50, whose complexity was a challenge to be met. And that’s how I was able to take the start of the Mini Transat 2021.
More than a revelation, this adventure reinforced my desire to make ocean racing my profession. With the Vendée Globe 2028 in my sights, I want to
I want to do everything I can to race it as strongly as possible, which is why I joined the Figaro class. Its rigor, its level of requirement, its technicality and the fact of sailing with the greatest skippers would be for me the best way to get there.
“Sailing is a healthy sport, which conveys values that are dear to us: audacity, respect and high standards. It also allows me to communicate externally and develop my reputation, while federating internally.”
GOALS: LET’S REALIZE A DREAM AND WIN TOGETHER!
“I’m incredibly lucky, really. At 25 years old, having the prospect of racing for three years on the Figaro 3 circuit, aboard the Bénéteau 3 is rare!”
Official signing of the partnership on 28 October 2022 at Cap Ingelec’s head office
FOCUS ON HIGH LEVEL SPORT!
What is CAP SPORT ATTITUDE? Partnerships born from a meeting, a crush or support for a territory, pursued over time with the desire to build and succeed together. Within Cap Ingelec, we understood very early on the virtues of sponsorship.
Cap Ingelec is also involved in numerous sports such as sailing, soccer, volleyball and of course rugby. Cap Ingelec is fully committed to the values conveyed by high level sport: a sense of surpassing oneself, humility and tenacity, solidarity, the ability to focus together on the same objective, technical skills, team spirit, combativeness… It is both a formidable vector for exchanges, cohesion and internal dynamics, and a very good communication tool for the outside world, even more so with social networks to make all these sporting and human adventures come alive.
It is also a way for Jean-Paul Calès to make possible what is not possible at first sight…