Vendée Globe all news

Vendée Globe in pictures

@VendeeGlobe

Le Duel du week-end sur #TheTransat, entre Armel Le Cleac'h @VoileBanquePop Vs @Vincent_Riou / PRB #VG2016 https://t.co/YIjiexrQ9g

@VendeeGlobe

Morgan Lagravière @SafranSailing met le cap sur New York. A suivre ici : kairos-jourdain.com/fr/actualites/… https://t.co/5ufoVpff7e

@VendeeGlobe

6 months to go: the latest on the skippers’ qualification bit.ly/1UEzCt6#VG2016

@VendeeGlobe

À J-6 mois du départ du 8e Vendée Globe #VG2016, le point sur les qualifications : vendeeglobe.org/fr/actualites/… https://t.co/g3GN5fltm4

@VendeeGlobe

RT @LeSouffleDuNord: L'équipage pour @ArMenRace départ 15h30 vent faible @ThomasRuyant @LaTrinitesurMer @VendeeGlobe @IMOCA60 https://t.co/…

@VendeeGlobe

RT @VoileBanquePop: [#Classement 12h] Armel a pris le commandement de la flotte des @IMOCA60 de @The_Transat #AllezArmel https://t.co/iY18u…

@VendeeGlobe

Classement #TheTransat ce matin : Armel Le Cleac'h @VoileBanquePop en tête devant @Vincent_Riou et @JeanPierre_Dick https://t.co/JDTz7jQSYQ

@VendeeGlobe

RT @GitanaTeam: [#TheTransat] @SebJosse choisi finalement de s'arrêter à Sanxenxo, accueilli par son équipe à terre #besteam https://t.co/V…

@VendeeGlobe

Quand @BertranddeBroc se prépare pour le @VendeeGlobe, son fils Léo le défie en planche à voile sur le @grandprixdz https://t.co/8qbVBD1NRH

@VendeeGlobe

Sébastien Josse retires from @The_Transat : bit.ly/1SLGG5W#VG2016

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

Snap code

Follow us on Snapchat
vendeeglobe2016