"I’ve always loved sailing, so the opportunity to train for the Olympics is a dream come true for me. Charlotte and I are aiming for the top. Physically, it's intense, but it's an awesome adventure. We get to sail in the most incredible spots, it’s an amazing experience. It's brilliant to be able to study naval architecture and pursue competitive sailing!"
In their pursuit of excellence, Charlotte and Colombe follow a tight schedule which includes sailing practice, physical training, classes, student projects and exams. There's barely a moment to spare in the young women’s busy schedules, yet the pair are ever-cheerful and raring to go! The two engineering students train with the Pôle France de Voile sailing center, which trains top-level water-sport athletes and supports them on their quest for victory.
They kicked off the season in March by competing in several regattas in Spain and the Balearic Islands. This summer they’ll be stepping up a gear with the European Championships in Portugal and the World Championship in Italy, where they’ll strive to outperform the top competitors in their category.
The road to the Olympics is long. The girls’ medium-term goal is to reach the top 10 of the Junior (under 23) category in 2019.
As of 2018, Colombe will have "Competitive Athlete" status at ENSTA Bretagne (in partnership with Pôle Excellence Voile), which will give her a third year to complete her degree in Naval and Offshore Architecture and will make room in her agenda for classes, training and competitions.