Jessica and Anika HORN
Explorers (sponsors of the association)
Fighting and surpassing oneself for such a precious cause through an incredible physical and mental challenge, these waterwomen are proof that nothing is impossible as long as you commit yourself with your heart. They are truly inspiring, we are honored to support them in their achievement!
2021 World Surfing Team Champion, Roxy Team
Cap Optimist represents for me the joy of living and vulnerability. Whatever the challenge presented, with the hazards of life, to have the courage to continue to push, hope and succeed each at his level and all with the biggest smile.
Miss Tahiti 2008
Cap Optimist represents hope for me! The hope of always moving forward no matter what. Cap optimist represents the strength of a woman to cross the various oceans and to pass the various storms of the life.
Miss Tahiti 2015, Roxy Team
Cap optimist represents for me the will and perseverance in adversity. It is thanks to this that we continue to move forward in life one step at a time, rowing one stroke at a time. It all starts with the will to get there and continues by persevering together towards the final goal.
Only female cab boat captain in Teahupoo
Laorana, Cap Optimist is solidarity in the ordeal, sisters rowing together towards the same course. Beautiful adventure girls “e a fano”.
World Handball Champion
How can we not support these waterwomen? Surpassing oneself, adventure, performance, sharing and solidarity challenge… These women cross oceans for a good cause: to help sick children, women in remission and allow everyone to believe in their dreams!
Stephanie Braise Fernandez
Former pro basketball player
Triple Olympic champion in Canoeing
Cap Optimist is for me the courage of 6 waterwomen who set out to brave the Pacific to conquer a strong unity of solidarity: that of helping sick children through sport and resilience.
Winner of Koh Lanta 2008
A former police officer, working for the financial police and the close protection of personalities, Christelle Gauzet participated in 2008 inthe show Koh Lanta that she won. Her victory revealed her to herself and sharpened her adventurous soul. After her victory, Christelle took up several sporting challenges and went on adventure raids around the world. Passionate and committed, she founded́ Défi d’Elles in order to pass on her experience and allow women to (re)discover themselves and reveal their full potential. Défi d’Elles organizes unique sports events in France and abroad.