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The New IMOCA Arkéa Paprec Is Revealed

Rolled out of her hangar last night (Thursday) and launch today Friday, July 19th, the new Juan K designed IMOCA built for Sebastien Simon sees the light…

British Sailor Alex Thomson Awarded Top Honour by French Embassy

In recognition of his services to the sport of sailing during a career spanning more than 20 years to date, Thomson was given the rank of Knight (“Chevalier”)…

Simon Wins Bermudes 1000 Race

Sébastien Simon (Arkéa-Paprec), winner of La Solitaire URGO Le Figaro last year has triumphed in his  first major solo Imoca race.…

Facebook live with Arnaud Boissières

On tuesday, 4th of april at 6:30pm (Western Europe), the french skipper Arnaud Boissières will be live on our Facebook page. We will talk…

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,…
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[Record ⏱️] @AlanRoura vient d'établir un nouveau record de la traversée de l'Atlantique Nord ! De New-York à Cap L… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[Anniversaire 🎂] Toute l'équipe du Vendée Globe souhaite un très bon anniversaire à @Caliboissieres alias "Cali" qu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Plus de 2 ans après, Kito de Pavant retrouve #BastideOtio, son IMOCA qui avait subi une avarie lors du Vendée Globe… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nouveau record de la traversée de l'Atlantique Nord pour @AlanRoura ! 👏 twitter.com/AlanRoura/stat…

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Sortie de chantier de l'imoca Arkea Paprec, félicitations @SebastienSimon_ ! 👏 twitter.com/SebastienSimon…

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[Cap ou pas cap...] ... d'affronter une mer déchaînée et des vagues pouvant parfois atteindre plusieurs dizaines de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[Anniversaire 🎂] Toute l'équipe du Vendée Globe souhaite un joyeux anniversaire à Michel @desjoyeaux alias "Le Prof… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nous sommes allés à la rencontre de @GiraudVendee. 16 mois avant le départ du prochain Vendée Globe, il nous livre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[Anniversaire 🎂] Titouan Lamazou est une figure emblématique de la course au large. En 1990, il remporte la premièr… 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