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Watch Stéphane Le Diraison live on Facebook

The skipper of Time for Oceans is getting ready to be at the start of the Vendée Globe in November 2020. For his second attempt, he will be sailing…

Isabelle Joschke live on Facebook

The skipper of Monin looks back at her ocean racing career, her early days in the world of sailing while doing a training course in the Glénan…

Azimut Challenge, A Return and Charal Flies

The last big meet up for the IMOCA fleet before the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe, the weekend’s Defi Azimut, proved a fitting warm up for…

Jérémie Beyou live on Facebook

Jérémie Beyou has an innovative boat that was made to measure. The skipper of Charal runs through some of the parameters that reveal a break…

Solitaire du Figaro: a promising future for Simon and Dalin

For Sébastien Simon, as for Charlie Dalin, the 2018 Solitaire Urgo Le Figaro was their final race in the circuit before they spend all their time…

Maître CoQ back again, this time with Yannick Bestaven

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the brand, Maître CoQ has decided to take part in the Vendée Globe adventure once again. For the…

Fair Winds Tony Bullimore

British Vendée Globe solo racer Tony Bullimore has died in his native Bristol at the age of 79. Although he became better known for the daring…

Drheam Cup: Girls' Dream Double Leaves Guys in the Shade

The Drheam Cup Destination Cotentin finished with an unprecedented double for the two women solo skippers Sam Davies (Initiatives Couer) and Isabelle…

Giancarlo Pedote : A boat to be there at the start in 2020

The Italian sailor Giancarlo Pedote has just acquired Jean-Pierre Dick's former St-Michel - Virbac aboard which Yann Eliès will race in the…

The New HUGO BOSS will be a VPLP Design

The new boat, HUGO BOSS, on which Alex Thomson will race the 2020 Vendée Globe will be a design from the VPLP design studio, working along with…
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1996 And All That…

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Vendée Globe 2016-2017 ranking

At 12h00 Skipper/Boat Race time
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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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Skippers of 2016 Edition

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Ce midi @stephlediraison était en #live avec nous sur #Facebook A revoir sur : bit.ly/2pVW7zH

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[🔴 RDV LIVE] Rendez-vous demain à 12h30 pour une interview live de Stéphane Le Diraison, skipper #TimeforOceans en… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Deux skippers #PRB autour d'un beau projet de sensibilisation @WWFFrance 😉 twitter.com/Vincent_Riou/s…

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🚨 In 30 years, #safety standards and devices have made a lot of progress on the #VendeeGlobe Weather, communication… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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🚨 En 30 ans, les normes et dispositifs de sécurité sur le Vendée Globe ont augmenté de façon spectaculaire. Météo,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[VENDEE GLOBE EN CHIFFRES 🔑] En 8 éditions du #VendeeGlobe, 83 marins ont pris le #départ ! Saurez-vous nous dire q… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔑 FIGURE OF THE VENDEE GLOBE ] In 8 Editions of the #VendeeGlobe, 83 #sailors took the start. Would you be able to… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Joli partenariat pour @stephlediraison objectif #VG2020 ! twitter.com/suez/status/10…

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« Il n’existe aucune course au monde qui nous oblige à repousser nos limites en matière d’architecture comme le… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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“There is no other race that pushes the limits of design like the #VendeeGlobe” Discover the interview of Juan Kouy… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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