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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…

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…
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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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Nous serons en live avec @AlanRoura d'ici quelques minutes sur #Facebook, rejoignez nous : bit.ly/2sdkH2Qtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 RDV LIVE] Rendez-vous demain à 18h30 pour une interview live d'Alan Roura, plus jeune skipper du Vendée Globe 2… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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[🔴 LIVE MEETING] See you tomorrow at 6.30 pm for a live interview of Alan Roura, youngest skipper of the 2016-17 Ve… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Il y a deux ans déjà, Armel Le Cléac'h remportait la 8ème édition du Vendée Globe en 74 jours 3h et 35min. Nous vou… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Two years ago, Armel Le Cléac'h won the 8th edition of the Vendée Globe in 74 days 3 hours and 35 minutes. We invit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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We met Jack Bouttell, the Australian sailor. The opportunity for us to talk about his new boat the "Spirit of Canad… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nous avons rencontré Jack Bouttell, le skipper australien. L'occasion d'échanger sur son nouveau bateau le "Spirit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Imagine yourself in the open sea... and up with 6 broken ribs. You have morphine on board... Elapsed in 2 days. Now… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Imaginez-vous en pleine mer avec 6 côtes cassées. Vous avez de la morphine que vous ecoulez en 2 jours. Maintenant,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Dans sa carrière de marin, @ATRacing99 a bouclé 2 #VendeeGlobe et pris 4 fois le départ de la course. Il a terminé… 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