Vendée Globe

To date, the Vendée Globe is the only sailing race round the world, solo, non-stop and without assistance. The event followed in the wake of the Golden Globe which had initiated the first circumnavigation of this type via the three capes (Good Hope, Leeuwin and Horn) in 1968. The eight editions of what is now called the Everest of the seas by the public have enabled 167 contenders to take the start of this extraordinary race.

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The Story of the Everest of the seas

Titouan Lamazou
gets the ball rolling
Alain Gautier
joins the hall of fame
Christophe Auguin
rules in a dramatic edition
Michel Desjoyeaux
the Professor wins
Glory for Riou, alias
Vincent the terrible’
Another incredible
achievement by
Desjoyeaux
François Gabart
shatters the record in
78 days
Armel Le Cléac’h:
victory at last

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