The various right-wing mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne, Yannick Moreau, wrote this Sunday to Emmanuel Macron, the President of the Republic, to ask him to accept the presence of a small audience at the arrival of the sailors of the Vendée Globe planned from Wednesday. “Mr. President, in a very constrained health context and with optimal protection rules that the mayor of Les Sables is the first to want to enforce, there must be a balanced way of ensuring a warm and human presence on the edge of the river. channel to welcome the skippers of the Vendée Globe with dignity ”, writes the first city councilor of the Vendée city.
After their round-the-world trip, the first skippers are expected on Wednesday in the Vendée port, which will be closed to the public, as when the 33 skippers left on November 8.
“Bring a little humanity to the return of the sailors”
“It is obviously not a question of bringing in spectators from all over France, it would be an epidemiological misunderstanding, but of allowing a few inhabitants of the port of Sables, filtered and entering a strict and defined gauge, to welcome must be the skippers of the Vendée Globe, continues the mayor of Les Sables d’Olonne. I made a number of proposals to the Prefect of Vendée in this regard. They have not been heard, but it is not yet too late to bring a little humanity to the return of the sailors from the Vendée Globe. “
While the government could take a third confinement measure when the Vendée Globe arrives, it seems very unlikely that the President of the Republic will follow up on the request. But who does not try anything …