Sailing: France triumphs in the Paris 2024 Test Event

Tuesday, 18 july 2023

After 8 days competing in the Marseille marina, the French Sailing Team claimed an exceptional haul of medals: 4 gold and 1 silver, making a total of 5 in all!

The French sailing team put up a magnificent performance on the waters south of France’s 2nd largest city during this unique Paris 2024 Sailing Test Event: a collective success crowned by 5 medals – 4 of them gold! – that keeps our hopes high for 2024. 
Philippe Mourniac, the director of the French national team, had made this event the season’s principal objective with the undisguised determination to “make a strong impression.” The fact of ending up as the No.1 nation with these 5 medals ahead of the Dutch (3 gold medals) and the Italians (3 medals: 1 gold and 2 bronze), the French competitors fully lived up to expectations. 


  • Kitefoil: Lauriane Nolot and Axel Mazella, supported by Banque Populaire Méditerranée, dominated the competition, each taking a gold medal.
  • Double-handed dinghy – 470: the mixed crew comprising Camille Lecointre and Jérémie Mion, supported by BRED Banque Populaire, claimed the 3rd gold medal for the French team.
  • Men’s IQFoil windsurfing: an exceptional week for Nicolas Goyard, supported by Banque Populaire Méditerranée, who won the 4th gold medal. 
  • Men’s 2-handed skiff – 49er: a commanding final for the 2-man crew comprised of Clément Péquin and Erwan Fischer, who concluded the competition with a fine silver medal.   

One year ahead of the Olympic Games Paris 2024 – that Banque Populaire supports in its capacity as a Premium Partner – the mutual bank is already actively committed to the French Olympic Team determined to make the sailing events in Marseille an outstanding sporting and popular success. Congratulations to everyone involved!  

To obtain further details, click HERE to read the interview with Philippe Mourniac, Director of the French Sailing Teams, who tells us about the winning potential and ambitions of the French Olympic sailing teams at the Olympic Games Paris 2024.