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Azimut Challenge: a warm-up before the Jacques Vabre

The Azimut Challenge is a friendly event with some serious competition at the same time. Over the years, it has become one of the big autumn events preceding…

DMG MORI has left the yard

The new monohull to be sailed by the Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi has left the Multiplast yard in Vannes. Designed around the moulds from Charal,…

Charal Wins IMOCA Class in Rolex Fastnet Race

First to round the Fastnet Rock on Sunday night at 2137hrs, Jérémie Beyou and Christopher Pratt on board Charal won the IMOCA 60 class in…

New Hugo Boss Unveiled

Alex Thomson has always been a solo racer who pushes the design envelope and the new VPLP designed Hugo Boss which has just been unveiled, the sixth IMOCA…

New York to Vendée Transatlantic Race, The Last Oceanic Chance Before the Big Race

The second edition of the New York-Vendée race, from New York to Les Sables d'Olonne, will start on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  It should…

An Unlikely Final Resting Place for Kito de Pavant’s IMOCA 60

Back on the 6th December 6, 2016  whilst racing in the Vendée Globe aboard his IMOCA 60 Bastide Otto, Kito de Pavant hit an unidentified floating…

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…
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Un triplé pour @JeremieBeyou sur le @defiazimut ! 🥇🥇🥇 Impressionnant, bravo. 👏 twitter.com/JeremieBeyou/s…

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Le nouvel IMOCA d'@ATRacing99 se dévoile en vidéo. L'objectif est clair et annoncé : gagner le #VG2020. RDV sur la… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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"Ma démarche est atypique, mais elle fonctionne" - @ThomasRuyant Construire un bateau neuf sans avoir de partenaire… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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RT @YvesAuvinet: La prochaine édition du @VendeeGlobe sera marquée par une nouveauté : le PC course ne sera plus à Paris mais aux Sables d'…

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[Glossaire 📚] Situé dans l'Atlantique Nord, l'anticyclone des Açores tourne dans le sens des aiguilles d'une montre… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Après la bouteille de champagne sur l’étrave du nouveau monocoque du skipper japonais, @kojiro_jpn11 et le… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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RT @PrysmianOcean: 🇫🇷 Une aventure entre géographie, mythe et légende. Découvrez les dangers du @VendeeGlobe avec Jacques Caraes! https://t…

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[🔴 RDV Live] Rendez-vous mercredi à 18h pour une interview live en compagnie de @SebastienSimon_ qui nous recevra à… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Vendredi dernier, @ThomasRuyant dévoilait son nouvel IMOCA @advens. 👏 Sixième bateau neuf sur les huit qui s’align… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

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Nous avons interrogé @IsabelleJoschke, Skipper @Groupe_MACSF lors de la mise à l'eau de son bateau à Lorient. Foils… 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