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RT @VoileMACSF: Juste un petit avant gout, avant le reveal de la vraie banque d image @VendeeGlobe a venir #patience #lumiereMagique https:…

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RT @JeremieBeyou: La réaction de Jérémie après son retour tonitruant pour prendre la 3ème place du @defiazimut : bit.ly/2daC1wV #D…

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Clip @defiazimut #defiazimut #VG2016 https://t.co/K9UZQFkrbV

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[@defiazimut ] Un podium à foils bit.ly/2cKNS15 l #VG2016 https://t.co/idN264EDYz

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RT @defiazimut: Bravo Armel, vainqueur des 24h Azimut-Imoca60 !! @VoileBanquePop impérial sur 234 milles parcourus à 12,46 nds après 18h48m…

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RT @SafranSailing: Bravo !!! Safran arrive 2e des 24h du @defiazimut, 20mn après @VoileBanquePop ! #GoSafran #VG2016 https://t.co/GVjwAzBEXx

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RT @GitanaTeam: [@defiazimut] arrivée du Mono60 @EdeRothschild 6e au coude à coude avec @Vincent_Riou #SebJosse #imoca60 @VendeeGlobe https…

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RT @SMAVoile: #Defiazimut : Belle 4ème place pour @PaulMEILHAT , en 19h16min24sec ! #Bravo https://t.co/XU2qSNgspc

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RT @Vincent_Riou: #PRB 5ème des 24H @defiazimut Vincent arrivé à12h27'58'' Parcours remporté par @VoileBanquePop https://t.co/2TBTeWFhQr

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RT @Vincent_Riou: "Content de cette confrontation. Tt s est bien passé, ms pas tiré le bon bord de près dc pas ds le bon wagon " @defiazimu…

The Vendée Globe is the hardest and most famous sailing race in the world. Nicknamed the Everest of the Seas, it involves sailing around the world alone, without stopping and without assistance, setting sail from and finishing in Les Sables d’Olonne, after rounding the three legendary capes: The Cape of Good Hope in South Africa, Cape Leeuwin in Southern Australia and the infamous Cape Horn at the tip of South America. They therefore have to sail twice in the North and South Atlantic – on the way down and on the way back – and sail around Antarctica by crossing the Indian Ocean and the huge Pacific. Like other major international sporting events (the Olympics, World Cup, etc) it has been organised every four years since 1989. This merciless event, which combines human endeavour and technological aspects, is raced on 60-foot monohulls (18.28 m), IMOCA boats. The Vendée Globe has been won by some very famous sailors, Titouan Lamazou, Alain Gautier, Christophe Auguin, Vincent Riou and François Gabart. Only one sailor has won it twice: Michel Desjoyeaux in 2001 and 2009. The race record is held by François Gabart, who finished after 78 days. The eighth Vendée Globe will begin from Les Sables d’Olonne on Sunday 6th November 2016.

The non-stop solo round the world race without assistance

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