VINCI Energies becomes sponsor of Initiatives-Cœur

Initiatives-Cœur will now be able to count on the financial engagement of VINCI Energies for four years alongside its two main sponsors, Initiatives and K-LINE.

Three months after announcing that Sam Davies will be taking the helm of Initiatives-Cœur after the Transat Jacques Vabre, the project today welcomes VINCI Energies as new partner.

VINCI Energies will bring to the team the means to improve the monohull's performance. This new partnership will strengthen the Initiatives-Cœur project and, by the same token, its outreach objective, which is to work alongside Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque to save even more children who cannot be operated on in their own country.

"Sponsoring is first and foremost a partnership – a human adventure that cannot be conceived without sharing strong common values. This is why we decided that VINCI Energies would support this project, because it is impelled both by a desire for sports excellence and a humanitarian ambition – to save the lives of children suffering from heart malformations. We are joining a team and partners who have already written a wonderful story, which we hope to pursue and make even stronger, together. Taking action, daring, perseverance, generosity and outreach are the values of Initiatives-Cœur in association with Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, embodied by Sam Davies and Tanguy de Lamotte. These values resonate with us because they are those of our Group. For all these reasons, we are very honoured to be the new partner in such a splendid adventure" - Yves Meignié, Chairman & CEO, VINCI Energies.

For his last race, Tanguy de Lamotte will be on the starting line of the Transat Jacques Vabre on 5 November this year, in the company of Sam Davies, for a legendary two-skipper transatlantic race that will take them from Le Havre to Bahia in Brazil.

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