For every major yacht race (Vendée Globe, Route du Rhum, Transat Jacques Vabre), Initiatives-Cœur helmed by skipper Sam Davies sets sail for adventure across the oceans, carrying a message of solidarity to help children with heart disease.
Initiatives-Cœur is a project that combines charity and sailing sponsorship to benefit a humanitarian organisation: Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque Enfants du Monde. The project works to raise public awareness about the organisation’s cause, with the aim of saving more children by entering the yacht in international races.
The partnership between VINCI Energies and Initiatives-Cœur aims to strengthen this project: enhance the yacht’s performance, boost the organisation’s visibility and help save more children.
The Initiatives-Cœur project, founded by Tanguy de Lamotte back in 2008, is continuing its adventure with Sam Davies, a British engineer with 25 transatlantic crossings under her belt. In November 2020, she took part in the Vendée Globe, the only round-the-world, single-handed race without any stopovers or assistance.
Since the start of the adventure, the initiative has saved 284 children.
View the Initiatives-Cœur website : www.initiatives-coeur.fr