Village Vendée Globe
On Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 1.02PM, 20 solo sailors left the port for a non-stop round-the-race without assistance, single-handedly facing a challenge few men successfully took up...
To welcome them back, a fun and friendly race village has been designed, resembling the Race Village for the start.
Adapting to the skippers’ timing, the Village will open on Friday, January 25, 2013 at 10AM and will close on February 9, 2013 at 7PM. Depending on the arrival of other skippers, it may remain open a few days more.
Vendée General Council area
A 600-square-metre area presenting the race and featuring many videos
A 600-square-metre dedicated area allowing the race’s partners to showcase their specialties
A dedicated area for sponsors, institutions and stores
A 400-square-metre bar and brasserie featuring concerts and various events
A private 400-square-metre area for public relations
Web TV live show from 12.30 to 1.15PM (open to the public) and press room
Admission is free
The Race Village and all the above areas are open to the public from 10AM to 7PM.
Extended hours for the public areas until 10PM, depending on the arrival of the finishing skippers.
Village host Vincent Balard will provide updated news and present various activities every day.
The Race Village opening ceremony is scheduled at 3PM on Friday, January 25.
Vincent Balard’s roundtables « on refait le Vendée Globe » and the daily Web TV Live show from 12.30 to 1.15PM are open to the public and will be broadcast live at the Vog’ bar and brasserie.
The youngest sailing fans will enjoy Valentin the enchanter’s show at the Vog’ bar and brasserie
Come to the Vog’ every Saturday for an oyster tasting
And don’t forget the parties, concerts, DJ shows and other activities at the Vog’ bar and brasserie