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Classement Vendée Globe 2016-2017

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Armel LE CLÉAC’H BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII
Boat with hydrofoils
Arrived on 19/01/17 at 16:37
Race time : 74d 03h 35m 46s
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Alex THOMSON HUGO BOSS
Boat with hydrofoils
Arrived on 20/01/17 at 08:37
Race time : 74d 19h 35m 15s (+15h 59m 29s)
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Jérémie BEYOU MAITRE COQ
Boat with hydrofoils
Arrived on 23/01/17 at 19:40
Race time : 78d 06h 38m 40s (+4d 03h 02m 54s)
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Jean-Pierre DICK StMICHEL-VIRBAC
Boat with hydrofoils
Arrived on 25/01/17 at 14:47
Race time : 80d 01h 45m 45s (+5d 22h 09m 59s)
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Yann ELIES QUÉGUINER - LEUCÉMIE ESPOIR
Arrived on 25/01/17 at 16:13
Race time : 80d 03h 11m 09s (+5d 23h 35m 23s)
Boat with hydrofoils Boat with hydrofoils

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  • Press conference during Finish arrival of Pieter Heerema (NL), skipper No Way Back,17th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on March 2nd, 2017 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee Globe

Arrivée de Pieter Heerema (NL), skipper No Way Back, 17ème du Vendee Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne, France, le 2 Mars 2017 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vende

    Press conference with Pieter Heerema

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  • Podium with tulips during Finish arrival of Pieter Heerema (NL), skipper No Way Back,17th of the sailing circumnavigation solo race Vendee Globe, in Les Sables d'Olonne, France, on March 2nd, 2017 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Vendee GlobeArrivée de Pieter Heerema (NL), skipper No Way Back, 17ème du Vendee Globe, aux Sables d'Olonne, France, le 2 Mars 2017 - Photo Jean-Marie Liot / DPPI / Ven

    Interview with Pieter Heerema at the podium

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RT @JeanPierre_Dick: 🎥 Au cœur des Speed Test avec @initiativecoeur à bord de #StMichelVirbac https://t.co/hKCq1ovVSU

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RT @AlanRoura: [VIDÉO] 🎥 Découvrez la décoration de l'@IMOCA60 #LaFabrique pour la @TransatJV_fr ! > youtu.be/q1A4o9_r4Hw #TJV2017 #UnCa…

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RT @ATRacing99: We are excited to announce our Co-Skipper for @RORCRacing Fastnet Race as @NinoLeary #fastnetrace twitter.com/AlexThomson99/…

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RT @SMAVoile: Fin de chantier, SMA remis à l'eau ! 🔧 Ballasts + voiles 💬 Les explications de M.Hutchinson : smacourseaularge.com/emporter-moins… https:…

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A lire cet été, le carnet de bord de Kito de Pavant @Made_in_Midi ... Retour sur son troisième @VendeeGlobetwitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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RT @YvesAuvinet: Merci aux bénévoles, à leur présidente M. Clémenceau, et aux agents du @DepVendee pr leur investissement dans la réussite…

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📰 Erik Nigon has bought the former Bureau Vallée and is aiming for the 2020 @VendeeGlobebit.ly/2sxbMbl #VG2020 @VoilierauRuban

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📰 Erik Nigon rachète Bureau Vallée et vise le @VendeeGlobe 2020 ➡ bit.ly/2rrdu9F #VG2020 @VoilierauRuban https://t.co/Fce0T9phei

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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.

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