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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is the winner of the Golden Globe Race

Seventy three year old French sailing legend Jean-Luc Van Den Heede today won the Golden Globe Race, a solo non stop round the world race which was set…

Clarisse Crémer to sail around the world

Clarisse Crémer has been chosen to wear the colours of Banque Populaire for an IMOCA project leading up to the 2020 Vendée Globe. The young…

Facebook live with Alan Roura

On monday 21th at 6:30pm (Western Europe), the swiss skipper Alan Roura will be live on our Facebook page. We will talk about his ambitions for…

A new boat for Nicolas Troussel

The french sailor, double winner of the famous Solitaire du Figaro just announced, with his partner Corum, a new boat to be built for the next Vendée…

MACSF will be Isabelle Joschke's title partner for the Vendée Globe

Originally Isabelle Joschke was looking for a  sponsor that would join  Monin to support her though to the Vendée Globe 2020. But actually…

Meilhat, Highlights from Facebook Live.

The recent winner of the Route du Rhum did so with no foils on his IMOCA. He explained that part of the reason was the very tough weather after the start,…

Ruyant, a skipper wirth a project and a boat

The rumour that has been doing the rounds on the pontoons was confirmed on Thursday 13th December. Thomas Ruyant has indeed started building a brand new…

Facebook Live with Samantha Davies

This Monday 10th of december at 8pm (Western Europ), we will on Facebook Live with the british skipper Samantha Davies ! Join us to talk about her training…

A Dramatic Denouement

This Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe goes down in the long history of the solo transatlantic race as a class. After the slow motion match race finish…

Maxime Sorel in course for 2020

Skipper of Class40 V&B, Maxime has announced he bought Le Souffle du Nord, Thomas Ruyant's boat during the last Vendée Globe. Maxime is…
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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)
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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

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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

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A great meeting was enough for the french rugbyman Bernard Gallay to become a sailor... Then he takes 2 departures… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Une belle rencontre aura suffi pour que le rugbyman Bernard Gallay devienne navigateur... Puis qu'il prenne le dépa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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RT @sailingdamien: Le @GroupeAPICIL poursuit son engagement avec @sailingdamien 🔛 Objectif @VendeeGlobe 🌏 Ensemble, pour porter les valeurs…

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[Les plus belles images du Vendée Globe 📷] C'est toujours un moment fort en émotion pour les skippers de dire aurev… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[The most beautiful images of the Vendée Globe 📷] Today is the traditional Valentine's day. 💘 It's always an emotio… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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We met Nicolas Andrieu, performance engineer for @JeremieBeyou. Data analysis, methods and tools, he tells us every… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nous avons rencontré Nicolas Andrieu, ingénieur performance pour @JeremieBeyou. Analyse des données, méthodes et ou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Mercredi prochain sort le film @Comme1SeulHomme qui retrace l'épopée d'Eric Bellion lors de sa première participati… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[Would you... ?] ... sleep, eat and work in 10m² shaken by waves for more than 74 days ? 🌊 If the weather is lenien… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[Cap ou pas cap ?] ... de dormir, manger et travailler dans 10m² secoués par les vagues pendant plus de 74 jours ?… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

The Vendée Globe is the ultimate reference in regards to solo sailing racing. That’s why this event has logically earned its nickname,“the Everest of the seas”. Every four years, this solo non stop round the world without external assistance crowns an exceptional sailor. Along the outward and the return course, the soloists must round the three mythical capes : cape of Good Hope to the South of South Africa, cape Leeuwin to the South of Australia, and the famous Cape Horn at the tip of South America.
This very demanding  andamazing human and technological adventure is done on 60-foot monohull boats, 18.28 meters long : IMOCAs. Since its first edition, theVendée Globe has rewarded TitouanLamazou in 1989, Alain Gautier in 1992, Christophe Auguin in 1996, Michel Desjoyeaux twice in 2000 and in 2008, Vincent Riou in 2004, François Gabart in 2012 and finally Armel Le Cléac’h in 2016who holds the record of the race in 74 days 3 hours and 35 minutes. The ninth Vendée Globe will set sail from les Sables d’Olonne on 8th November 2020 at 13:02.

The non-stop solo round the world race without assistance