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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…

A new boat for Kojiro Shiraishi

Japanese solo skipper Kojiro Shiraishi, who achieved huge popularity during his last Vendée Globe with his determination, skill and the warmth…

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…
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Alex Thomson, Reasons To Be Cheerful

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A Maximum Proof Rhum

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Vendée Globe Reunions in Saint Malo

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IMOCAs are ready to Rhumble

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Sponsors and Skippers, Match Making

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Juan K, Back in the Match?

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The IMOCA MD Prescribes....

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Riechers On Fast Track Course to 2020

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Drrrring! School's In for Alan Roura

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Vendée Globe 2016-2017 ranking

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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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[PHOTO ARCHIVE 📷] After the impressive icebergs met by the contestants of the 1st #VendeeGlobe editions, it was d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[ARCHIVE PHOTO 📷] Après les impressionnantes glaces rencontrées par les concurrents des 1ère éditions, il a été dé… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Malgré sa déception sur la fin de la @routedurhum #rdr2018, @ATRacing99 retire plein d’enseignements positifs de sa… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Despite his disappointment at the end of the Route du Rhum #RDR2018, Alex Thomson Racing got many positive lessons… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 LIVE] Nous serons en live #Facebook avec @samanthadavies @initiativecoeur d'ici quelques minutes ! RDV sur :… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 LIVE] Tonight at 8pm, meet us on bit.ly/2sdkH2Q for a #FacebookLive with @samanthadavies, skipper… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 RDV LIVE] RDV à 20h ce soir sur bit.ly/2sdkH2Q pour une interview live de @samanthadavies, skipper… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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#RDR2018 @routedurhum is now over for every @IMOCA60 contestants ! Equipment issues, capricious meteo, race twists… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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La @routedurhum est terminée pour les concurrents @IMOCA60 ! Caprices météo et matériel, rebondissements, nouvelles… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 LIVE] Nous serons en live #Facebook avec @PaulMEILHAT @SMAVoile d'ici quelques minutes ! RDV sur :… 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