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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…

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…
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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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Charal Ready to Take Flight

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1996 And All That…

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Sign O’ The Times?

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Around the World, Around the Doors

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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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During the arrival of the #RDR2018, we have asked a double winner of this transatlantic to compare 2 of the most po… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Avant l'arrivée de la #RDR2018 nous avons demandé à un double vainqueur de cette transatlantique de comparer 2 monu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Il reste exactement 2 ans avant le départ du prochain Vendée Globe ! Et vous, vous serez là en 2020 ? #VG2020 https://t.co/DWuJpezMsA

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There are exactly 2 years left before the start of the next Vendée Globe! Will you be here in 2020? https://t.co/QKoKl6x18B

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Skipper on @AssoClass40, @MS_SAILINGTEAM wish to be on the next #VG2020 start. He just buy a boat with his sponsor.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Skipper en @AssoClass40, @MS_SAILINGTEAM souhaite être au départ du prochain #VG2020. Il vient d’acheter un bateau… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Sur les pontons de Saint-Malo cette semaine, il y avait des challengers de la Route du Rhum #RDR18 ... Mais pas seu… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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This week on Saint-Malo's pontoons, there were challengers of the Route du Rhum #RDR2018... and more! Skippers like… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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This afternoon we went live with @kojiro_jp11 ! To watch the video again : bit.ly/2zsQmh2 https://t.co/cP4rLeadxA

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[🔑 FIGURE OF THE VENDEE GLOBE] In 2016, the average age of the skippers who took the start was 44 years old... and… 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