26 September 2020


Sunday September 27: Virtual Regatta Warms Up Your Gaming Skills

Virtual Regatta gaming fans maybe need a little warm-up before taking on the great e-sport adventure marathon from November 8  which will last more than 70 days

25 September 2020


Meet Manuel Cousin

He is a business executive who is chasing his dream, after 20 years in the motor industry he move to Les Sables d'Olonne to further his IMOCA project as he transitioned to full time sailor. He has taken all the logical steps on the classical pathway through Class40 on the key Transatlantic races always supported by Groupe Setin. Now he is ready for the big one. Meet Manu Cousin

23 September 2020


Sleep Is An Essential Requirement

In the very specific, rarefied world of solo ocean racing, sleep has a direct impact on safety and performance. In this first part, we begin with the subject of data with Thomas Ruyant.   

22 September 2020


Meeting Louis Burton

He sailed an excellent, very steady last Vendée Globe to finish seventh and has the full, ongoing support of his loyal sponsors Bureau Vallée. He pledged to return and do better almost as soon as the 2016-17 race finished, getting his hands on Armel Le Cléac’h’s well proven, well set up winning IMOCA. He grew up in Paris and has a father who is Welsh, meet Louis Burton.  

17 September 2020


The 2020 Vendée Globe Is On Course To Be An Exceptional Edition.

The official press conference for the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe was held today Thursday, September 17 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris. The event mustered as many sailors, partners, organisers and journalists as was safely possible. It is an important milestone 52 days before the start of the non-stop, unassisted solo round-the-world race which is shaping up to be an exceptional event in every area


Paris Gathers Skippers For The Press Conference, What The Skippers Said

Some joined by videoconference other skippers there were there in person in Paris, but here is a round up of what the skippers said at the Press Conference. 


A Popular Festival Falls In Line With Requirements For A Unique Period

Single-handed ocean racing is certainly one of the sports most suited to an extreme of social distancing, but welcoming the public to Les Sables d'Olonne is a big challenge in these difficult times.

16 September 2020


Meeting Fabrice Amedeo

He has a degree in Philosophy and was a career journalist with the Figaro newspaper who then took up the challenge to race on the AG2R and La Solitaire du Figaro. That set in train his desire to race solo offshore, culminating in his first Vendée Globe in 2016-17 when he finished 11th. Now, looking to a step up in his performance and racing and sailing full time, meet Fabrice Amedeo

In brief

New Colours for Alexia Barrier and Clément Giraud

The good news comes in waves as the clock ticks down to the start of the Vendee Globe, Alexia Barrier and Clément Giraud. Within a few days of finalising their registration for the race both solo skippers have announced new partners.

For Alexia Barrier, that new supporting partner is TSE, an independent French solar energy company which will now appear on the Mediterranean sailor's Imoca60 which is now named TSE - 4myplanet.

Meantime Clément Giraud is pleased to reveal his two partners: La Compagnie du Lit, who were sponsors of Stéphane le Diraison four years ago, and Jiliti, who are experts in the maintenance of IT infrastructures and programmes. 

14 September 2020


Some Surprises On The Three Course Menu At The 10th Défi Azimuth But Beyou Wins Offshore

Attracting more than half of the Imoca fleet that is registered for the Vendée Globe, the Lorient based 10th edition of the Défi Azimut delivered a number of surprises, even if the winner of the main, 500 miles offshore race proved to be the same as the recent Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d’Olonne, Jérémie Beyou (Charal).


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Prepare your visit to the Vendée Globe village: Registration opens on October 6th.